What relationship does selenium share with your thyroid? It’s a complex, and yet incredibly important one. So, if you have been curious, I want to provide exactly the right deep dive to meet your needs. Buckle up, because we will be covering it all!
For a quick summary, we can consider selenium the ideal sidekick for iodine when it comes to your thyroid’s health. That’s because these two are the most important things your thyroid needs, and so getting it right is so important.
The truth is that, when you are in a state of selenium deficit, the thyroid cannot juggle any changes in iodine status. At all. So, it is critical to have enough of it, because of the host of additional factors that play their own role.
On the other hand, you can also get too much selenium. In cases of supplementation, that is definitely possible. But, you need some, so it is important not to avoid selenium, but to get it in the right, sustainable amounts for your system.