Brazil Nut – Selenium's Potential Benefits for Hair, Skin, Nails, and Bone Health, Nurturing Strength and Vitality.

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Back to the fun fact. One Brazil nut has your daily dose of selenium. ONE! We want to bring this to your attention for a couple of reasons. The first is that selenium is potent. And if you wanted to, you could get yourself a bag of nuts and call it a day. Which is great because who doesn’t like a little bit of something that goes a long way? But it is also a reminder that dosing needs to be intentional. Selenium toxicity can occur quickly, which has the potential to reverse the positive impacts. We have carefully measured the amounts of every single ingredient, including selenium - keeping in mind that your food sources also provide some of these nutrients. Our THRIVE and NOURISH formulas offer ample but non-toxic amounts to support immune and thyroid health.   

Evidence-based relief and benefits from this super mineral:

  • Selenium may help with hair, skin, nails, and bones - all things that support us best when they are strong
  • Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that may help to protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals (unstable molecules that are toxic!)
  • May help in activating T cells, which are white blood cells that help the body fight off infection
  • Thyroid function may be improved when selenium is supplemented into the body

Minerals are a unique form of nutrients. Our bodies don’t naturally produce them - but require their properties to support optimal health. Minerals must be taken with caution - this is reflected in our dosing thanks to the guidance of our medical and nutrition team. To read more about selenium, tap into our database below!

hey freya’s women-focused selenium research database

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