Selenium: An Excellent Immune Builder

Selenium is very important in our life and proper use of this mineral or herbs rich in selenium such as astragalus, reishi, etc, can help us a long way.

Principal functions:

  • A vital antioxidant, inhibiting oxidation of lipids (fat)
  • Protects the immune system by preventing formation of free radicals that can damage the body
  • Regulates the effects of thyroid hormone on fat metabolism
  • Preventive against certain types of cancers. One experiment found that men who took 200 micrograms over a ten years had half of the risk to develop lung, colorectal, prostate cancers.
  • Helps in production of antibodies and maintain a healthy heart and liver together with Vitamin E
  • Needed for pancreatic function and tissue elasticity
  • Helps relieve enlarged prostate
  • Protects the liver with alcoholic cirrhosis
  • May enhance survival of people with AIDS through increasing both red and white blood cell
  • Prospect of helping treat arthritis, cardiovascular disease, male infertility, cataracts, AIDS and high blood pressure

Major Deficiency Syndromes:

  • Cancer and heart disease
  • Exhaustion,
  • Growth impairment,
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Infections
  • Liver impairment
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Sterility

Excessive Use may result in:

  • Arthritis
  • Brittle nails
  • Garlicky breath order
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hair loss
  • Irritability
  • Liver and kidney impairment
  • Metallic taste in the mouth,
  • Pallor,
  • Skin eruptions
  • Tooth loss
  • Yellowish skin.

Upper Safety Level: 400 micrograms daily

  Astragalus Immunity Herb Tea  
  Astragalus Immunity Herb Tea by Health King, 20 tea bags  
  Astragalus Organic  
  Astragalus Organic by L A Naturals, 1 oz.  
  Reishi Liver Guard Herb Tea  
  Reishi Liver Guard Herb Tea by Health King, 20 tea bags