Selenium (セレン)

Characteristics of nutrients

  • Components of antioxidant enzymes
  • Constituents of enzymes that activate thyroid hormone
  • It is abundantly contained in seafood, meat and eggs


Function of nutrients

  • Protect the body from oxidation
  • Helps amino acid metabolism
  • Keep immunity normal
  • Keep thyroid hormone normal
  • Helps absorption of vitamin E


When nutrients are deficient

  • There is no worry of deficiency in normal diet
  • arthrosis
  • Muscle pain, dry skin, decreased fertility
  • Asthma, anemia


When nutrients overdose

  • Nail deformation, hair loss, gastrointestinal disorders
  • Diarrhea, fatigue, neuropathy, rough skin etc


Foods rich in nutrients

  • lever
  • Mackerel
  • Tuna
  • Bonito
  • snow crab
  • yellowtail


  • Selenium is contained in fishes and shellfishes, meats, eggs and so there is no worry of deficiency
  • Please be aware of hypernutrition due to dietary supplements
  • antioxidant effect
  • Keep immunity normal



Nutrient list
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EnergyPantothenic acid
Saturated fatty acids n-3 fatty acids
Dietary fiber n-6 fatty acids
Vitamin ACalcium
Vitamin DMagnesium
Vitamin ERin
Vitamin KZinc
Vitamin B1Copper
Vitamin B2Manganese
Vitamin B6Lodine
Vitamin B12Selenium
Vitamin CChromium
Folic acidiron