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Updated 14 February 2013

What selenium does for you

Selenium operates as co-factor to your antioxidant enzyme systems, protecting your cells from damage by neutralising free radicals, which have been linked to heart disease and some cancers. It also bonds with metals such as mercury and arsenic, preventing them from causing illness. Selenium keeps sperm and the prostate gland healthy in men.

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Selenium operates as co-factor to your antioxidant enzyme systems, protecting your cells from damage by neutralising free radicals, which have been linked to heart disease and some cancers. It also bonds with metals such as mercury and arsenic, preventing them from causing illness. Selenium keeps sperm and the prostate gland healthy in men.
 
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