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Mineral Deposits- Prostate Cancer

At least six major studies are underway to test selenium supplements’ ability to prevent prostate cancer and/or slow the growth of existing tumors. Researchers are looking to confirm a 1994 Arizona study in which men who took 200 micrograms of the mineral daily for ten years cut their prostate cancer risk by 63%.

While selenium is found in meat, grains, and dairy products, it is difficult to tell how much is in a person’s diet because the selenium content of a specific food item varies in accordance with where the item was grown. Since a man’s diet may be lacking in selenium, a daily supplement of 200 micrograms is a reasonable choice for men concerned about their prostate cancer. Selenium supplementation should be limited to 200 micrograms daily because, at very high doses, the mineral is toxic.

We have this supplement available in our health store

Each Tablet Supplies:
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)  400 IU
Calcium  97 mg
Phosphorus   74 mg
Selenium (as selenium L-aspartate)  50 mcg
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, silica, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, and coating (deionized water, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethelene glycol, and carrageenan).