|Selenium is one of the
most documented and widely studied trace elements known. Numerous
studies have shown its importance to the body.
For decades, the importance of selenium was unclear. Today, selenium is
one of the most documented and widely-studied trace elements known.
Selenium is an essential nutrient to the human body, which humans
require, but cannot make. These nutrients must be provided in the diet
or in supplement form. Selenium is also considered to have “anti-oxidant
properties” which have been identified by the National Academy of
Sciences as “a substance in foods that significantly decreases free
radicals (e.g. reactive oxygen) and reactive nitrogen substances (e.g.
N-nitroso compounds)”. Vitamins C and E are examples of other
Recently the FDA INDEPENDENTthe following health claims
submitted by the company and Dr. Wallach. Selenium may reduce the risk
of certain cancers. Some scientific
evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of
certain forms of cancer.
However, the FDA has determined that this
evidence is limited and not conclusive. “Selenium may produce anticarcinogenic effects in the body. Some scientific evidence suggests
that consumption of selenium may produce anticarcinogenic effects in the
body. However, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and