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    Are you gluten intolerant? Make sure to get enough selenium

    Do you suffer from coeliac disease (gluten intolerance)?
    Then you must make sure to get enough of the essential nutrient selenium, which supports your health in a variety of ways. Continue reading and find out why gluten intolerant people risk a selenium deficiency.

    If you have coeliac disease, the condition where your body is unable to tolerate gluten, you should make sure to get enough selenium. Researchers have found that people who are intolerant against gluten fail to absorb vital nutrients because of the damage that gluten causes to the small intestine.

    Long-term deficiencies of any nutrient can have serious consequences, but selenium is particularly critical, as this single trace element supports more than 25 different selenium-dependent proteins (selenoproteins), all of which play a crucial role to human health by helping to maintain such things as:

    • normal immune function
    • normal thyroid function (metabolism)
    • normal production of sperm cells
    • normal hair and nails

    The thyroid gland is especially sensitive

    Getting too little selenium is a particularly big problem in terms of thyroid health, as the thyroid gland is highly dependent on this nutrient. Around one third of the body’s total selenium amount is concentrated inside this gland, where it supports the regulation of thyroid hormones that are needed for metabolism and antioxidant activity, among other things.

    European soil is low in selenium

    The agricultural soil in Europe is relatively low in selenium in contrast to certain parts of the United States of America where people get a lot more selenium from their diets.
    Studies have suggested that a daily selenium intake in the range of 100 micrograms is adequate, but in large parts of Europe people only get around half of that.


    Organic selenium yeast

    In cases where it is a challenge to reach sufficient intake levels for this vital nutrient, a supplement like BioActive Selenium + Zinc can help.

    The unique and patented organic selenium yeast can document that 88.7% of its selenium content gets absorbed in the body and 74% is retained. This specific selenium yeast is documented in a large number of published studies, most recently the groundbreaking KiSel-10 study (International Journal of Cardiology, 2013).



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