Selenium

what it does:

protects cells against oxidative damage, preserves tissue elasticity, pancreatic function

bodily parts affected:

cells, blood, muscles, glands, pancreas

deficiency symptoms:

hair loss, premature ageing, ageing pigment, loss of sensation in hands and feet, ‘pins and needles’, poor appetite, gastrointestinal disturbances, weight loss, increased risk of cancer and birth defects

antagonists:

lack of vitamin E, cadmium, sulphates

food sources:

brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, fish, eggs, nuts (particularly brazil nuts), liver, garlic

Health information is not a substitute for good diagnosis,
and a doctor should be consulted when illness is present