Selenium (Se) and sports

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Selenium is a trace element essential to the body.

Where to find selenium?

It is found in trace amounts in foods. Its amount in vegetables depend on the selenium content of the ground in which they were grown. Brazil nuts are an exception as their zinc content is high and does not vary.

Zinc is also found in seafood, fish, eggs, meat and vegetables depending on the ground.

Selenium and sports

Selenium plays a major antioxidant role in athletes, closely linked to vitamin E. By protection the cells, selenium contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system. It also plays a beneficial role in blood coagulation.

Needs in selenium

The needs amount to around 60 to 70 mg / day

 

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Marie Fauchille
Dietician | Nutritionist
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