The A-Z Beauty Bible

Selenium

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Did you know… the name selenium comes from the Greek word selene which means moon and selene is also the Greek goddess of the moon?

Selenium

Selenium is an essential mineral for your health. You may only need a small amount, but it plays a huge role for your body. In terms of skin and hair, selenium is the ingredient you need. Selenium is needed for a healthy diet and this keeps your skin looking beautiful.

What does selenium do for you hair? Selenium is an important component of glutathione-peroxidase, an antioxidant system. Hair uptakes selenium in its matrix during keratinisation. What if we don’t get enough selenium? Selenium deficiency results in hair loss.

You can get your source of selenium from the following foods: brazil nuts, halibut, oysters, sunflower seeds, shiitake mushrooms, chicken, eggs, sardines.

Benefits:
  • Full of antioxidants
  • Protects your cells from oxidative stress
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Supports healthy hair