selenium photo.jpgSELENIUM is a non-metal trace (or minor) element, and the supplement  is generally derived as a by-product of copper ore processing. It is extremely difficult to find, let alone harvest, the element in its purest, natural form. Like silica, it can convert light into an electrical current. Best form of uptake is in your food, but with todays processing and growing techniques, it is becoming rarer in this form. The foods which yield greatest amounts are Brazil Nuts, Tuna, Oysters, Shiitake Mushrooms, Tofu and beef (skirt steak).  So it’s not always possible to fill our mighty fine body with our desired amount, and as most stock farmers know, a supplement is required. The role of SELENIUM is varied, but all experts agree, very important. Your thyroid is really is big user, it’s a fantastic antioxidant, highly important in fertility ( both male and female) and cardiovascular health. It has also been attributed to helping alleviate arthritis,  and promoting mental alertness.   It’s only required in a small amount, and so it’s important to not think that ”If a little is so  good, then a lot must be better!” , for like arsenic, it is toxic when overdosed on. So pop in and ask our friendly, knowledgeable staff about this highly regarded, important ol shop favourite!

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why”                          William Barclay

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