22nd July 2016
Guest writer for Wake Up World
The thyroid is essential to some of the body’s most critical processes, including the development of the nervous and skeletal systems. For the thyroid to function normally, it must receive the right nutrition, and that means getting enough selenium. Selenium is an essential mineral and being deficient can lead to serious health problems such as Keshan disease, myxoedematous cretinism, Graves’ disease, and even thyroid destruction.
Although the body requires selenium, it does not produce selenium and you must get it through your diet. For most people, this isn’t a problem since many common foods are a good source of selenium. Additionally, selenium is available as a nutritional supplement.