ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Health Benefits And Selenium

Updated on November 16, 2017

Useful Minerals

I remember when I was a mortgage broker in the days of all . One of my co-workers would take this tablet every day (mind you this was nearly fifteen years ago). Since we were pretty chummy with one another the next working day when he came in he went into his desk drawer as usual; by this time I had made my way over to him, he took out this bottle and, popped a pill. Without hesitation l asked what are those? He said: Selenium.

This was the first time I had ever heard of such a mineral. He went on to tell me how the didn't want to get cancer. Like who does? Our conversation continued and he explained to me how selenium is a preventive measure against getting cancer and how it prolongs your life.

Selenium reacts as an antioxidant. I found this mineral fascinating with its many health benefits such as:

  1. Prevents hardening of the arteries
  2. Keeps skin looking young
  3. Aids pregnant women with health fetus development
  4. Pancreatic benefits
  5. increases sperm production

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts has the highest concentration of selenium in its natural food source form. Mushrooms are another natural source of selenium.

One interesting point is that men need more selenium than women do to the loss of sperm during intercourse.

When couples are having difficulty conceiving normally women tend to think the problem must be with me. If your doctor (gynecologist) has not confirmed that the problem has to do with you don't automatically assume it's you. It could very well be your husband's sperm.

Selenium and Your Swimmers

Sperm In Motion

Selenium And Sperm

Selenium and Vitamin E have a positive affect on the prostate keeping it healthy.

Selenium also enhances the mobility of sperms which is important for fertilization. Sperms need to be capable of swimming to the egg to impregnant the woman's egg. Men who have sperm with low mobility rates can be due to the tail of the sperm breaking off causing it to be immobile. The mineral selenium can strength the tails in order to prevent breakage. Men who may have a selenium deficiency may find this problem.

Notice the photo below which gives a clear view of how the bulb of the sperm is attached to the tail. Selenium strengthens the connector to avoid the bulb losing the tail before it has reached an egg.

Cancer And Minerals

As an additional measure one can use selenium as a preventative measure to protect blood cells from free radicals. Once free radicals are in the circulatory system they can circulate through ones system; however, there is always a way to extinguish free radicals from attaching themselves, and becoming a cluster. This is way health care practitioners encourage patients to include in their diet antioxidants.

Free radicals roaming throughout the body are dangerous when an individual has a diet low in nutrition value, and absent of minerals. Minerals can help dispel free radicals from becoming problematic. Free radicals can be destroyed and busted up simply by including selenium in your diet. This is not a 100% guarantee, but it certainly does help to improve one's health.


Submit a Comment
  • loveofnight profile image


    5 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

    This is some good information to know. I was not aware of it's importance although I do include Brazil nuts in my diet, they are one of my favorites; as well as mushrooms in all forms. Thanks for the info. and happy hubbing.

  • Becky Puetz profile image


    8 years ago from Oklahoma

    It's good to know about the health benefits of Selenium. It's definitely worth adding more to the diet. Thanks for an informative, well written Hub.

  • drpastorcarlotta profile image

    Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

    8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

    I use to take Selenium and stopped. After reading your Hub I will be starting on it again!!! Thank you for this informational Hub that I voted useful!!

  • B Stucki profile image

    B Stucki 

    8 years ago

    Antioxidants are so critical for our body to clear out all of the trash and toxins in our body! Thanks for the informative hub.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)