Selenium is a mineral. Although toxic in large amounts, trace amounts of selenium are necessary for cellular function in many organisms, including all animals. Selenium is an ingredient in many multivitamins and other dietary supplements.
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis[edit | edit source]
Selenium has been used in treating Hashimoto's thyroiditis (hypothyroidism). It has been shown to decrease thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO) levels, and can be used in conjunction with Levothyroxine for thyroid treatment.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Manevska, Nevena; Stojanoski, Sinisa; Makazlieva, Tanja (2019). "Selenium Treatment Effect in Auto-Immune Hashimoto Thyroiditis in Macedonian Population". Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 9 (1–2): 22–28. doi:10.14740/jem551. ISSN 1923-2861.
- Levander, Orville A. (February 1, 2000), "The Selenium-Coxsackievirus Connection: Chronicle of a Collaboration", The Journal of Nutrition, 130 (2): 485–488S, ISSN 0022-3166, PMID 10721935, retrieved November 9, 2016
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