Last update: 1.5.2017.
General information for Selenium
Selenium is also considered to be an antioxidant. It probably works together with other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E to protect the body's cells against free radicals.
Benefits of Selenium
All benefits related to antioxidants.
Deficiency symptoms / disease
Overdose symptoms / disease
FDA facts for Selenium
(Daily value/Recommended dietary allowance/Adequate intake)
Recommended intakes of nutrients vary by age and gender and are known as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and Adequate Intakes (AIs). However, one value for each nutrient, known as the Daily Value (DV), is selected for the labels of dietary supplements and foods. A DV is often, but not always, similar to one's RDA or AI for that nutrient. DVs were developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help consumers determine the level of various nutrients in a standard serving of food in relation to their approximate requirement for it. The label actually provides the %DV so that you can see how much (what percentage) a serving of the product contributes to reaching the DV.
RDA/AI value not found in database
Food sources for Selenium