The Condition"...Concerning immune functions: "Supplementation with selenium, even in 'selenium-replete' individuals, has marked immunostimulant effects, including an enhancement of proliferation of activated T-cells (clonal expansion)..."
The Condition"...People taking the selenium supplements had 71% fewer prostate cancers, 67% fewer esophageal cancers, 62% fewer colorectal cancers and 46% fewer lung cancers than the people who were taking the placebos..."
The Condition"...People in this study were given either a placebo or selenium supplements of 200mcg (three times their normal intake) which were made up of selenium enriched yeast, an organic form of selenium as distinguished from most other supplements that are inorganic and may not have the same effect..."
Relationship to Hepatitis"...Biol Trace Element Res 1989;20: pp..."
The Condition" Selenium is a mineral which is essential in human nutrition in very small amounts (larger amounts are toxic)..." Our Question about vitamin C supplementation"The availability of selenium for absorption was reduced almost to zero when sodium selenite (a common form of selenium) and 1gm ascorbic acid were taken together well before any meal..." Relationship to Hepatitis" Selenium is essential for healthy immune functioning..."
The Condition"...Lymphocytes from volunteers supplemented with selenium (as sodium selenite) at 200mcg per day showed an enhanced response to antigen stimulation and an increased ability to develop into cytotoxic lymphocytes and to destroy tumor cells..."