Selenium side effects

Adverse effects of selenium

What are the side effects of selenium?

The main side effects of selenium might appear as follows:


– Personal discomfort

– Wakeness

Itching and skin rashes

Eye irritation

Hair loss

– White hair

Nails with stripes

– Nails inflamed

Brittle nails

Difficulty in blood clotting

– Breast tenderness


Abdominal pain


Hepatic problems

Renal failure

– Etc

Food containing much selenium

Photo of foods high in selenium: nuts, legumes and whole grains.

What other side effects are attributed to selenium?

In addition to the above effects there is also:

– Increased recurrence of skin cancers

– Increased likelihood of type II diabetes

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

26 June, 2019

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