Experts are now predicting that cancer will soon surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the USA. Selenium is one compound that plays a crucial part in cancer prevention, due to its power of a “master antioxidant” to help detoxify the body, affecting disease-causing oxidative stress. Low levels increase the risk of bladder, stomach, liver, esophagus, and lung cancer. In short, it prevents cancerous cells from developing into tumors, and there are three different forms of selenium.
- Research suggests that although cancer is currently the runner-up fatal disease in the U.S., it will eventually overtake heart disease for the number one spot.
- Selenium is a trace element found in good, soil and water, which helps to build up the human immune system and protect it from stress.
- Research suggests that low selenium levels are linked to an eight-fold increase in an array of cancers.
“One of selenium’s most vital functions is to help create antioxidant enzymes, or selenoproteins, that recycle glutathione, the body’s “master antioxidant” and detoxifier.”