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Overview of Selenium Deficiency

Selenium deficiency is associated with a number of medical conditions, including:
  • Hypothyroid symptoms due to poor conversion of T4 to active T3 [Starr2005].
  • Low antioxidant function.
  • Loss of body hair
  • Fingernail beds discolored to opaque white
  • Congestive cardiomyopathy (Keshan Disease)
  • Low Immunity
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty Concentrating and remembering
  • Male infertility
  • Amenorrhea
  • Osteoarticular disease of joint cartilage (Kashin-Beck Disease)

References for Selenium Deficiency