Fun fact: In the past selenium was considered a poisonous substance! In the 20th century, with the progression in science the attitude to the mineral has been revised. It was found that preparations containing selenium have a therapeutic effect on the body.
• Selenium is known as an antioxidant that reduces the damage of free radicle oxidative stress on the body.
• Selenium plays a role in the production of tyrosine, which is essential for heart and brain function and also melanin creation.
• An important part of vitamin E absorption.
• Involved in the synthesis of thyroid gland hormones that regulate metabolism.
• It has a anti-cancer effect and accelerates healing inn the body.
• Promotes proper cell growth and strengthens the immune system.
Selenium is a macro-nutrient.
Or-ways products that contain Selenium
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% used are based on 19+ year old requirments
mg = milligrams
mcg = micrograms
Amaranth (100g cooked = 5.5mcg 8% RNI)
Black Quinoa (100g cooked = 2.8mcg 4% RNI)
Red Quinoa (100g cooked = 2.8mcg 4% RNI)
White Quinoa (100g cooked = 2.8mg 4% RNI)
Almonds (100g = 4.1mcg 6% RNI)
Brazil nuts (100g = 1917mcg 2739% RNI)
Walnuts (100g = 4.9mcg 7% RNI)
Chickpeas (100g = 3.7mcg 5% RNI)
Beluga Lentils (100g = 10mcg 14% RNI)
Green lentils (100g = 10mcg 14% RNI)
Red Lentils (100g = 10mcg 14% RNI)
Bladderwrack (Available soon)
Cayenne Pepper (100g = 8.8mcg 13% RNI)
Irish moss (Available soon)
Kelp (100g = 50mcg 91% RNI)
Chia seeds (100g = 55.2mcg 79% RNI)
Black Sesame seeds (100g = 5.7mcg 8% RNI)
White Sesame seeds. (100g = 5.7mcg 8% RNI)
Other good sources of Selenium
Sunflower seeds, Cashew nuts, Pecan nuts, Mushrooms, Wholemeal bread, Wholemeal spaghetti, Red kidney beans, Mung beans, Brown rice, Broccoli, Cabbage, Spinach, Lima/Pinto Beans.