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Selenium – from Brazil Nuts or Supplement

Brazil Nuts are the best source of selenium, 2 or 3 a day is all you need. That is assuming that the tree grows in selenium-rich soil.

Selenium is important!

  • Helps prevent cancer.
  • Really important for proper thyroid function. (Hashimoto’s friends, add 2 or 3 Brazil nuts daily if you aren’t supplementing).
  • Supports a healthy heart and immune system.
  • Reduces heavy metal toxicity.

Food sources of selenium

  • Butter
  • Herring, smelt
  • Brazil nuts
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Scallops
  • Lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters

Recommended intake of Selenium

  • Recommended dose: 200mcg/day (no more than 400mcg from supplements and food)
  • My doc wants me to supplement certain amounts of selenium, zinc, etc, so I take Klaire Labs LDA Trace Mineral Complex:
  • 200mcg Selenium plus
  • 30mg Zinc, 2mg Copper
  • Iodine, 200mcg
  • Chromium 200mcg
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Boron
  • Vanadium
  • Silica
  • (Its on Wellevate, with my discount, it’s just $8.08)