1. Description: Selenium is a mineral that acts as an antioxidant in our bodies, and slows down aging and hardening of tissues through oxidation. Selenium is critical for the production of glutathione, the body’s primary antioxidant that is found in every cell.

2. Benefits: Selenium can help protect against various forms of cancer, (bladder, prostate, thyroid). It can also aid in reducing the risk of stroke and help prevent heart disease. This mineral can also help keep youthful elasticity in tissues. Selenium can help alleviate hot flashes and menopausal distress. It can also help with treatment and prevention of dandruff.

3. Fun fact: Trying to conceive? Selenium has been found to help raise sperm count and increase fertility in men.