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What is the health risk of too much selenium?

High blood levels of selenium (greater than 100 ?g/dL) can result in a condition called selenosis [63]. Symptoms of selenosis include gastrointestinal upsets, hair loss, white blotchy nails, garlic breath odor, fatigue, irritability, and mild nerve damage [2]. Selenium toxicity […]

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Who may need supplemental selenium?

In the U.S., 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 [24-26]. People […]

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Folate

Folate: What is it? Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is found in supplements and added to fortified foods [1]. Folate gets its name from the Latin word “folium” for leaf. […]

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Zinc

What is zinc and what does it do? Zinc is a nutrient that people need to stay healthy. Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It helps theimmune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, […]

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Veriuni Detox

Size: 60 VegiCapsServing Size: 2 VegiCapsServings Per Container: 30 DescriptionGive your body the internal cleansing it needs to maintain its immune system and fight off pathogenic bacteria, parasites, yeast, and other intruders that may reside in the digestive tract. Magnesium […]

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When can selenium deficiency occur?

Human selenium deficiency is rare in the U.S. but is seen in other countries, most notably China, where soil concentration of selenium is low [15]. There is evidence that selenium deficiency may contribute to development of a form of heart […]

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What are some effects of zinc on health?

Scientists are studying zinc to learn about its effects on the immune system (the body’s defense system against bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders). Scientists are also researching possible connections between zinc and the health problems discussed below. Immune system […]

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