Selenium Medicine

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Selenium Medicine

Selenium is one of the most fascinating trace elements critical for life, health and outliving your cancer. If you have cancer you do not want to exclude selenium from your treatments no matter what else you do. If you want to prevent cancer same advice holds, don't do without your selenium supplements of the type that have been shown to work. Selenium is possibly the most powerful anticancer nutrient there is. Dr. E. J. Crarysays, "Selenium is the most potent broad-spectrum anti-carcinogenic agent. 

"It is also one of the least expensive and safest. Cancer patients with low selenium levels tend to have a wider spread of the disease, more recurrences and die sooner. - Dr. Harold Foster 

Doctors tend to forget this unsexy mineral and so do the rest of us. But selenium is hugely important atom in very important genetically programmed molecules called selenoproteins. There are 25 known selenoproteins with glutathione being the most important enzyme that the body needs to detoxify itself. There are five types of glutathione dependent on selenium for function. Of the 40 nutrients currently recognized as essential for human nutrition, Selenium was the last to be recognized in 1957. Selenium provides the body with antioxidant protection in concert with vitamin E and C and is required for normal thyroid hormone metabolism. 

Most doctors and patients don't have the slightest idea that selenium is also an important emergency room and intensive care medicine joining magnesium salts, sodium bicarbonate and iodine as safe fast acting medicinals that are not pharmaceutical in nature. Since 1980, there have been major developments in the clinical usage of selenium for various disease indications other than in cancer. As new information became available, it demonstrated selenium deficiency in intensive care, sepsis, reperfusion and inflammation. 

Protection against reperfusion injury, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, vascular surgery, are all alleviated with selenium injections. Plastic/reconstructive surgery, hypovolemic shock, resuscitation are also helped with administration of selenium. Tissue damage due to ischemia/reperfusion correlates routinely with selenium status. 

The clinical investigations in sepsis studies indicate that higher doses of selenium are well tolerated as continuous infusions of selenium as sodium selenite (4,000 μg Selenium as sodium selenite pentahydrat on the first day, 1,000 μg Selenium/day on the nine following days) and had no reported toxicity issues. In view of this new information Biosyn introduced the 1,000 µg dose vials for such high Selenium clinical usage. 

Selenium helps stop damaged DNA molecules from reproducing thus acting to prevent tumors from developing. "It contributes towards the death of cancerous and pre-cancer cells. Their death appears to occur before they replicate, thus helping stop cancer before it gets started," says Dr. James Howenstine. 

Selenium at moderate doses of 200-1,000 micrograms selectively triggers apoptosis while causing no harm to normal cells. This remarkable fact has been repeatedly verified for all forms of cancer. As an essential trace element, selenium provides a safe and non-toxic form of selective chemotherapy free of adverse side effects.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.

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