March 18, 2024 1 min read

By: Michelle Wallach | Chief Operating Officer, Youngevity
November 9, 2023 

Selenium is an essential mineral that the body needs to stay healthy. It is important for: 

  • Boosting Immune Systems 
  • Metabolism 
  • Slowing age-related Mental Decline 
  • Thyroid Gland Function 
  • DNA Production 
  • Reducing the risk of heart disease 
  • Supporting Prostate Health 
  • Protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and from infection. 

The body can NOT produce Selenium. You must take a supplement or know what foods to consume! Symptoms of Selenium deficiency include: 

  • Muscle Weakness 
  • Fatigue 
  • Mental Fog 
  • Hair Loss 
  • Weakened Immune System Infertility in Men and Women 

A 2016 study found that higher blood selenium levels were associated with lower rates of several types of cancer, including lung, breast, and prostate cancer. 

Sources: National Institutes of Health (.gov), Harvard T Chan School of Public Health (,