How to Safely Supplement Selenium
The links between excess selenium & cancer marked an important discovery in nutritional research & the phenomenon now known as the ‘selenium U-shaped curve’. In the meantime, research in other areas: thyroid, immunity, heavy metal toxicity has progressed in leaps & bounds, expanding our ideas about selenium’s therapeutic applications & potential. However, the difference between deficiency & excess is more narrow with selenium than almost any other nutrient, so getting the dose right is critical. How do you do this? To boot – the many different forms have different actions – when do you use selenised yeast or selenomethionine & are there some circumstances where inorganic forms actually offer advantages?