Increasing your selenium intake may decrease your risk factors for metabolic syndrome and inflammation, suggests a new study from Spain.

Researchers from the University of Navarra in Pamplona report that selenium status appears to be linked with serum complement factor 3 (C3) – a marker for increased risk of metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by poor glucose and insulin metabolism. It is linked to fat gain and increased risks of both type 2 diabetes and CVD.

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However, this study may only apply to Europeans. Selenium levels have been falling in Europe since the imposed levies restricted wheat imports from the United States, where soil selenium levels are high.

Nevertheless, it makes sense to safe-guide your supply of key vitamins and minerals. Take a high potency multi-vitamin/multi-mineral morning and night, I always recommend the best selling MultiPro 32X.

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