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Selenium

I was thinking of taking Selenium, any recommendations as there seems to be with Zinc and also A,C and E, thanks in advance.

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I just take a selenium only supplement with nothing else added, Cytoplan brand - not the cheapest but whole food/food state so good bioavailability.

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Some information from STTM: stopthethyroidmadness.com/s...

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Thanks for sharing this excellent info ...much appreciated.

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WHy not just have a few Brazil Nuts everyday? Very good source of selenium

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Apparently it should be organic, I think it explains that in the STTM link Heloise has posted. Brazil nuts are known as a good food source however studies are showing that the amounts of selenium in them is extremely variable as they take it up from the ground they grow in, therefore if there isn't high levels in the earth where they're grown then there won't be in the nuts either.

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I have been eating Brazil nuts but have seen recently about the variable amounts of selenium that they contain so thought I would be better taking a supplement to guarantee how much I was getting.

Wondered if anyone had any recommendations (suitable for vegetarians as well).

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I eat organic Brazil nuts but am a bit concerned that I might overdo it so would also welcome info.on a good selenium supplement and how much to take. Someone told me that unless you eat Brazils that come in their cases that the ones we buy In packets have been cooked and don't have the same nutritional value anyway!!!! I don't think the packeted ones taste any different to me to the old days when we would sit after a Christmas dinner with the nutcrackers and a bowl of nuts......any comments?

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OK, you should only eat about 2 per day to avoid Selenium poisoning. I eat 2 until I get down in the packet then I eat 3 assuming that they are getting a bit old and losing their potency.

Now, you have to cook nuts to get rid of natural toxins which just occur in nature. Raw nuts are never exactly "raw", the supplier has to "cook" them a little before he is allowed to distribute them. I have written about this at length and will try to dredge it up and repost it.

While we can theorize this ad nauseum, I think the best way is to eat a couple of nuts per day for about three months and then have your selenium levels tested via blood work, that's what I am going to do.

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I buy Vitabiotics selenium as I am allergic to nuts! They are yeast,gluten,dairy,soya free and suitable for vegans.Buy them from any chemist,Amazon or their own website

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To avoid selenium poisoning you should take no more than 200 mcgs a day.

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