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Who should not use selenium?

You should not use selenium if you have kidney or stomach problems, an underactive thyroid, or a history of skin cancer. If you are a male with known fertility problems, you should not take selenium because some research indicates that it can decrease the ability of sperm to move freely. Finally, do not use selenium if you have known allergies to certain foods, dyes, and animal products. Mineral supplements such as selenium are sometimes manufactured using these products.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.