U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services – Fact Sheet:
Originally Published August 2, 2020
Selenium is a trace element that is naturally present in many foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Selenium, which is nutritionally essential for humans, is a constituent of more than two dozen selenoproteins that play critical roles in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection from oxidative damage and infection.
A recent article, shared by Savage in Friday’s podcast, has shown that residents of Chinese cities with high selenium intake had BETTER CORONAVIRUS OUTCOMES than did residents living in cities with low selenium intake.