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Liquid Selenium


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The Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institute of Health

Who may need supplemental selenium?

In the United States, most cases of selenium depletion or deficiency are associated with severe gastrointestinal problems, such as Crohn's disease, or with surgical removal of part of the stomach. These and other gastrointestinal disorders can impair selenium absorption [26-28]. People with acute severe illness who develop inflammation and widespread infection often have decreased levels of selenium in their blood [29]. Physicians will evaluate individuals who have gastrointestinal disease or severe infection for depleted blood levels of selenium to determine the need for supplementation.

People with iodine deficiency may also benefit from selenium supplementation. Iodine deficiency is rare in the United States, but is still common in developing countries where access to iodine is limited [30]. Researchers believe that selenium deficiency may worsen the effects of iodine deficiency on thyroid function, and that adequate selenium nutritional status may help protect against some of the neurological effects of iodine deficiency [6,7]. Researchers involved in the Supplementation en Vitamines et Mineraux AntioXydants (SU.VI.MAX) study in France, which was designed to assess the effect of vitamin and mineral supplements on chronic disease risk, evaluated the relationship between goiter and selenium in a subset of this research population. Their findings suggest that selenium supplements may be protective against goiter, which refers to enlargement of the thyroid gland [31].

Selenium and Cancer

Observational studies indicate that death from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher blood levels or intake of selenium [36-42]. In addition, the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer is significantly higher in areas of the United States with low soil selenium content [39]. The effect of selenium supplementation on the recurrence of different types of skin cancers was studied in seven dermatology clinics in the United States from 1983 through the early 1990s. Taking a daily supplement containing 200 mcg of selenium did not affect recurrence of skin cancer, but significantly reduced the occurrence and death from total cancers. The incidence of prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer was notably lower in the group given selenium supplements [43]. Research suggests that selenium might affect cancer risk in two ways. As an anti-oxidant, selenium can help protect the body from damaging effects of free radicals. Selenium may also prevent or slow tumor growth. Certain breakdown products of selenium are believed to prevent tumor growth by enhancing immune cell activity and suppressing development of blood vessels to the tumor.

Researchers continue to investigate the relationship between selenium and HIV/AIDS, including the effect of selenium levels on disease progression and mortality. There is insufficient evidence to routinely recommended selenium supplements for individuals with HIV/AIDS, but physicians may prescribe such supplements as part of an overall treatment plan. It is also important for HIV-positive individuals to consume recommended amounts of selenium in their diet.

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  1. How Selenium saved me from surgery

    Posted by Terri on 18th Feb 2013

    After being told that the results of my CA125 test, along with 3 ultrasounds showing numerous growths on my ovaries and uterus (the number and location of the growths/tumors is a story in and of itself), my OB/GYN set me up with an Oncologist, who then ran all of their own tests. A few thousand dollars worth of testing (what my insurance company did to me is yet another story) it was determined that I NEEDED -- MUST HAVE -- a complete hysterectomy. So all doctors involved coordinated their schedules and the surgery date was set.

    It was during the pre-op BS meeting with the Oncologist that I realized that I really did not like the doc who was going to be doing the robotic surgery. More so, I did not trust him. I got into an argument with him during pre-op and ended up walking out of his office, cancelling my surgery, and calling Rick (at Eidon) to discuss the studies done on the ability of Selenium to reduce and/or destroy tumors.

    Here's the bottom line on the Selenium: A couple of weeks ago I went back to my doc for a check-up. First off, he was surprised to see me looking so well. He expected to see me VERY sick by now. Again I went through the ultrasounds, and the CA125 cancer marker tests. RESULTS: The CA125 came in "better than normal," and the ultrasounds show ALL BUT 3 or 4 of the tumors are gone. He said that the remaining are so small that they're not going to worry about it. I replied, "So, basically, I saved myself from being gutted like a fish, and about 40,000. for the surgery." He answered, "Yes...you could say that. BUT, at the time, the surgery was the best option." No, the Selenium was the best option, only he couldn't tell me about it because it's not "approved" by the FDA or the AMA...or anyone else in mainstream medicine.

    This story is getting way too long for this web page, so I'll end it here by saying -- THANK YOU, Rick... for your health suggestions; for making the best minerals on the planet; and most of all, for your support during that whole ordeal with the Oncologist from hell! Can I say that the Selenium (along with the "green diet" I put myself on) "cured" me? Yes I can...and I am! The tests don't lie.

    San Diego, CA

    (Originally posted on 08/18/2011)