- What other names is Selenium known by?
- What is Selenium?
- How does Selenium work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Selenium.
Likely Effective for...
- Preventing selenium deficiency.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Preventing heart disease.
- Protecting against skin cancers.
- Protecting against lung cancer.
- Protecting against prostate cancer.
- Treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Preventing complications and death in critical illness (burns, head injury, etc).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- HIV/AIDS; hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis); arthritis (osteoarthritis); rheumatoid arthritis; macular degeneration (eye disease); hayfever; gray hair; mood disorders; chemotherapy side effects, swelling after surgery, abnormal pap smears; infertility; cataracts; chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); bird flu; preventing miscarriage; protecting against colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, and overall cancer risk; and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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