Selenium

Selenium - Eggs

UK – 60ug (Female), 75ug (Males)

USA – 55ug (Female), 55ug (Males)

Needed For: Helps to maintain our immune system, prevents damage to cells and tissues.

Found In: Brazil Nuts, fish, meat and eggs. The quanties found in food can vary wildely and depends on the soil they are grown in. For example in the USA it is generally high, in the UK it is generally low.

An excess of Selenium is toxic for the body and can lead to hair and nail loss. This though is not common and rarely seen.

Much more information on vitamins and minerals can be found here

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