In this video, we will see David Perlmutter, MD, he is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author discussing the link between Selenium and the virus we all hate, COVID-19. He recently uploaded a 30 min video conversation about a newly published study that discusses the association between selenium and COVID-19. We have shortened his talk to 4 min for a quick summary of his thoughts and recommendations regarding Selenium and the current pandemic. Remind you that the highest food source of Selenium are Brazil Nuts.
A team of international researchers have identified an important association between the outcome of COVID- 19 and regional selenium status in China. The project was prompted by earlier research revealing disparity in selenium levels in China. A belt of selenium deficiency runs from the northeast to southwest in the country, where populations have recorded the lowest and highest selenium status in the world.
How much selenium is consumed by populations depends on the environment in which the crops and plants they eat. “It relates to gross differences in geology underlying the soil and to other factors like soil acidity, organic matter content soil bacteria etc. that affect the amount of selenium that is taken up into the plants,” scientists assert.
According to nutritionists, some people will certainly already have enough selenium in their diet, if they consume Brazil nuts. Vegan and vegetarians, for example, may have a lower intake of selenium, as they will not be eating fish, meat, or poultry; hence Brazil nuts are an excellent choice for selenium intake for a vegan diet.