Selenium

Category:
Minerals

Type:
Trace Minerals

Functions:
Protects against oxidation, antioxidant

Deficiencies:
Anemia (rare)

Toxicity:
Digestive disorders, dermatologic lesions

Recommended Intakes:
RDAs:
70 µg/day for adult males
55 µg for adult females
65 µg for adult females - pregnant
75 µg for adult females - lactation
40 µg for males ages 11 - 14
50 µg for children ages 15 - 18
45 µg for females ages 11 - 14
40 µg for males ages 11 - 14
30 µg for children ages 7 - 10
20 µg for children ages 1- 6
15 µg for infants 6 mo - 1 yr
10 µg for infants 0-6 months

Food Sources:
Seafoods, meats, grains, Brazil nuts