“Selenium – a mineral found in many foods – could reverse the cognitive impact of stroke and boost learning and memory in aging brains, according to University of Queensland research.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
An important antioxidant mineral that protects the body against damage by free radicals and assists its defense systems, clinical studies have established that selenium plays important roles in the fight against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Recent research suggests that higher intakes of selenium are associated with longer telomeres. Structures located at the ends of chromosomes, telomeres are known to shorten with age. Scientific evidence suggests that short telomeres may be associated with the development of disease.
A link has also been found between selenium levels and outcomes in COVID-19 infections. Patients living in areas with high intakes of selenium have been shown to be more likely to recover from the coronavirus. Other researchers have made similar findings, demonstrating that selenium deficiency is clearly linked to the severity of coronavirus infection.
To read Dr. Rath’s recommendations for daily intake of selenium and other important micronutrients, see the special Cellular Health feature page on our website.