Selenium is also essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland and the production of thyroid hormones. Simultaneously with the formation of hormones, free radicals are formed, which the thyroid gland produces antioxidant enzymes to combat. Selenium, among other things, plays a key role in their production.
Selenium enters our bodies with food. Hungary is one of the bearing surfaces with a low selenium concentration, which is why the selenium content of foods made from local ingredients is also low. Therefore, it is recommended to pay attention to its intake. It requires special attention if the individual suffers from a chronic gastrointestinal disease (celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) or needs dialysis, as these may contribute to the development of selenium deficiency in the body. Selenium deficiency can lead to hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroid diseases.
However, be careful not to take excessive amounts of selenium into your body through dietary supplements, as more than necessary will cause toxic symptoms. It is suggested that the recommended daily intake be adjusted individually, with the involvement of a specialist.
Low levels of selenium in the body indicate a thyroid disorder, so we determine its level in the Thyroid Premium Laboratory Package.