Selenium deficiency is most often seen in individuals with severe gastrointestinal disorders that impair nutrient absorption‚ such as Crohn’s disease. It can also be found in areas with selenium-depleted soil‚ because the plants grown there may contain fewer nutrients; with today’s far-flung food sources‚ you may unknowingly be at risk when you purchase non-locally-grown fruits and vegetables at the supermarket (even if they’re organic). This deficiency can be quite serious if left untreated‚ and can cause serious health problems. Three other serious diseases that can contribute to a selenium deficiency include: Keshan Disease—a heart condition that typically occurs in children. Kashin-Beck Disease—a disease that results in osteoarthropathy‚ or discomfort in the joints and bones. Myxedematous Endemic Cretinism—a disease that can cause serious developmental disorders. People who rely on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for prolonged periods can be vulnerable to a selenium deficiency‚ as well. A growing body of research is showing that selenium may have some efficacy in maintaining proper thyroid function‚ among its other roles in the human body. The mineral is also a powerful antioxidant. It can also be used to treat related disorders‚ including goiters. In addition‚ some researchers have suggested that selenium works to strengthen the body’s immune response. Allergy Research Group’s Selenium Solution liquid formula is specifically prepared for sensitive digestive systems‚ and to allow for optimum absorption. Sodium selenite is a very pure source of selenium that is very bioavailable‚ meaning that its effectiveness is maximized. Its sodium content is nutritionally insignificant‚ which is good if you’re watching your salt intake. This gentle solution is prepared with triple distilled water and has been heat-sterilized for your safety. No chemical preservatives or fillers have added. The suggested dosage of Selenium Solution Liquid is half a teaspoon one to three times daily‚ unless otherwise recommended by your health care professional. Allergy Research Group has been providing high-quality‚ hypoallergenic supplements for over 30 years. Its unique supplements incorporate the latest scientific discoveries‚ making Allergy Research Group products the choice of many physicians and other healthcare practitioners to support the nutrition and health of their patients. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.