How much selenium do I need per day?

Government guidelines recommend 55 micrograms (mcg) of selenium per day, but for optimal health and disease prevention, up that to 200 mcg per day. And we believe it's best to get this mineral from food, not supplements. Too much selenium can be toxic, so don't overdo it -- keep your daily intake below 400 mcg.

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