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May 2020

Mastering Selenium

Selenium is a naturally occurring metalloid element that is essential to both humans and animal in trace amounts. Of all the elements, selenium has one of the narrowest ranges between dietary deficiency and toxic levels.  Selenium status of populations, animals and crops varies markedly around the world.17 Selenium is a trace element that until 1957 was thought to be only toxic. Gradually, it became clear that selenium plays an important role...

Mastering Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral and is essential for good health. Approximately 600 enzymes depend upon its presence in our body in sufficient amounts.1 It affects many cellular functions including the transport of potassium and calcium ions. It modulates signal transduction, energy metabolism and cell proliferation. Magnesium has a huge role in bone mineralization, cardiovascular health and the nervous and neuromuscular systems. It participates in the metabolism of carbohydrates,...