Serum Selenium High

I just recently had my selenium tested and it's valued at 2.5 umol/L, I've since stopped taking it along with iodine. I never took more than 200mcg per day in supplement form. Why would my selenium be so far out of range? My diet is well within the borders of regular BP, maybe a little excessive chocolate? I've also stopped eating chocolate now.


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  • WalterWalter ✭✭✭

    Do you perhaps eat brazil nuts? 


  • No, I don't eat nuts at all.


  • dazdaz today is a good day ✭✭✭
    edited December 2014


    I just recently had my selenium tested and it's valued at 2.5 umol/L, I've since stopped taking it along with iodine. I never took more than 200mcg per day in supplement form. Why would my selenium be so far out of range? My diet is well within the borders of regular BP, maybe a little excessive chocolate? I've also stopped eating chocolate now.




     


    mine was 2.20 umol/L (range 0.80 - 1.90) when i was tested back in May 2013. I think i may have been supplementing around 200 mcg p/d as well.


    anyway, it probably just means you have been getting plenty (a bit too much) selenium from food & supps combined.


    I stopped the selenium supp for a week or so (from memory) after my test to allow my levels to drop (just a guess, i never re-tested). then i restarted at 200 mcg once a week. & now i supplement with 200 mcg twice per week (from Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine).


     


    when it comes to reviewing a supplement, i usually check to see if Paul Jaminet (whose views i respect) has a view on that supplement.


    he lists selenium as an 'optional' supplement, here's what he has to say;


      "Selenium 200 or 400 mcg per week depending on selenium content of food (if food is produced in dry, flat areas = high selenium, no supplements; rainy, well-drained areas = 400 mcg/wk) and iodine intake (higher iodine = bias toward slightly more selenium)."   Source


    fake it till you make it

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