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Selenium Supplements: Strong Medicine Against Cancer

Sunday, 22 December 2013 09:34 PM

Would it be possible to fight cancer without having to go through radiation therapy and strong medication having adverse effects on the body? Well, surprisingly, the answer is yes!
Selenium supplements can help reduce the oxidative metabolism in the body and sustain elasticity. Selenium supplements have been shown to prevent production of free radicals and multiplication of damaged cells and DNA. In other words, selenium supplements can prevent tumor formation and also prevent cancer.

Selenium acts by modifying the chemical reactions that take place in the body and prevents the production of free radicals. Going further, selenium also prevents the multiplication of damaged cells within the body. In fact, the mineral also destroys malformed or damaged DNA. Thus, selenium supplements help prevent development of tumors. Since selenium supplements help destroy damaged cells, the mineral is researched and has proven to be effective in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
A study published in the "British Journal of Urology" has demonstrated the reduction in the incidence of prostate cancer in people who took selenium supplements. According to a study published in the "Journal of Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology," selenium supplements modify protein expression in the body that is involved in the prevention and suppression of various forms of cancer.

Is selenium a wonder medicine for cancer cure? You might be even more surprised to know that selenium is not a drug. It is a naturally-occurring mineral that is found in water and foods. The earth’s soil contains selenium in varying quantities in different parts of the world.
Selenium is present in naturally-occurring substances such as the following: Brazil nuts, poultry, fish, crab, liver, wheat, cereals, meat, mushrooms, eggs, tuna, and lobster.

There is research evidence to support that people living in parts of the world where the selenium content in the soil is higher are healthier and show lesser cancer incidence rate.
In the U.S., the eastern coastal plains and Pacific Northwest have been studied and are rated to have the lowest selenium levels of the order of 60 to 90 micrograms.

Natural selenium sources are not sufficient for us to meet the daily recommended intake of 200 micrograms of selenium. Selenium supplements are a good alternative to increase the selenium levels in our body and to prevent cancer, diabetes, and tuberculosis.

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Selenium supplements reduce production of free radicals, thereby controlling oxidative stress, which is the major reason for many diseases, including cancer. Selenium supplements also destroy damaged DNA and cells, thereby preventing their multiplication that forms the basis for cancer prevention.
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