“Long-term supplementation of selenium and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may preserve telomere length, a marker of ageing, and are associated with a reduction in cardiovascular mortality, says a new study from Scandinavia.” [Source: nutraingredients-usa.com]
This study adds to the growing body of scientific evidence linking higher intakes of selenium with longer telomeres. Its findings are consistent with research published in 2020 and 2022, which indicated that an increased dietary selenium intake is associated with longer telomere length.
Often likened to the tips at the ends of shoelaces without which the laces would unravel, telomeres are found at the ends of chromosomes. Their roles include helping to protect chromosomes from damage and ensuring they are able to replicate properly. Telomeres are known to shorten with age. Research suggests that short telomeres may be associated with the development of disease.
To read Dr. Rath’s recommendations for daily intake of selenium, CoQ10, and other essential micronutrients, see the special Cellular Health feature page on our website.