selenium deficiency Archives - Hey Mr. Vitamin

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

It would be overly dramatic to say that the carrots you eat today has very little nutrition in it—especially with the fast food epidemic—however it is true that the fruits and vegetables that were grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the what we buy today. The reason this is happening to our product is soil depletion: Modern agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. Each generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant produce is truly less nutritious for you than the one before.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Your heart is built to contract multiple times a minute to push blood throughout the body. If the ability of the heart muscle to contract starts to deteriorate, it is the beginning of a condition known as cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can further deteriorate until complete heart failure occurs. The first major link between cardiomyopathy and selenium deficiency came when researchers started looking at Keshan disease in China.