Selenium is an antioxidant which plays an important role in metabolism and the immune system.

Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

55 mcg

Food sources

  • Seafood
  • Meats
  • Whole grains
  • Eggs
  • Dairy products

Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Works with vitamin E to help fight cell damage from oxidation
  • Needed for proper immune system response
  • Plays a role in many antioxidative enzymes
  • Helps prevent Keshan disease
  • Necessary for normal growth and development
  • Necessary for use of iodine in metabolism of thyroid hormones