Selenium is necessary for many biochemical processes in the human body. It is part of many enzymes with antioxidant properties. It also helps the body defend itself against oxidative stress, allows the regulation of thyroid hormones, and keeps immunity up.
The main plant sources of selenium are nuts (especially Brazil nuts), whole grains, and brown rice.
Selenium has been shown to contribute to:
- Normal spermatogenesis
- Maintenance of normal hair and nails
- Normal immune system function
- Normal thyroid function
- Protection of cells from oxidative stress
Mana is nutritionally complete food. Enjoy it as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate. National Academy Press, Washington, DC: 2005. PMID: 101209392.
Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals, Scientific Committee on Food, Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies, EFSA 2006. Online: https://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/efsa_rep/blobserver_assets/ndatolerableuil.pdf