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What is the best way to take selenium?

The best way to take selenium supplements is under the guidance of a doctor or pharmacist because too much selenium can be toxic. Your doctor could prescribe capsules, regular tablets, or extended-release tablets for the treatment of selenium deficiency and other conditions. If you do not consult a doctor, make sure you follow the instructions on the product label. The recommended dosage of selenium varies based on many factors, but most men need about 40 to 70 micrograms (mcg) per day. Women need between 45 and 55 mcg per day unless they are pregnant or breastfeeding, in which case they might need up to 75 mcg per day.

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