If you take enough selenium to have a blood serum level of 135 ng/ml, you will decrease your risk of getting prostate cancer by 15%. Not bad for one nutrient. But it gets a lot better than this.
Prostate cancer by itself is not really a problem. You can easily control the less aggressive forms with just herbs, nutrients, and diet. It is the highly aggressive forms of prostate cancer that bring the real problems. And selenium levels of 135 ng/ml will reduce your chance of having an aggressive form by a huge 40%!
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So here's the point. Take enough selenium to get your blood levels between 135-170 ng/ml. There is no advantage to levels higher than this. I think the best form of selenium to take is methylselenocysteine. You can get a bottle of 120, 200 mcg tablets for only $13 at www.vrp.com. Start off at two tablets and then after two months, check your levels. By the way, I put 100 mcg of selenium into every scoop of QuickStart.