Ssa wrote:Thank you everybody! This helps.
I hope at least anyone that reads this will know to watch how much selenium they are supplementing or eating. I don’t think it should be allowed to have 400mcg in a recommended dosage of a multi. I was probably teetering on overdosage for years and then did the Brazil nuts. It’s not hard to eat all you could need in a regular diet. And the mixed nuts should have a note of caution on it at least. It’s not inconceivable for one of my grandkids to decide he wanted all the big nuts. And as Masterjohn says there’s no way to know how much is in each one.
Thank you for posting about this Ssa. I just got a high RBC selenium result of 371 (120-300 mcg/L). [Note from the lab: "This test ... has not been cleared or approved by the FDA
. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes."]
I'd been supplementing just 100 mcg of Selenium, half the dose recommended by a well known functional medicine doctor in a Thyroid combo medicine (200 mcg; I was only taking half the recommended amount on the bottle because I'm highly cautious about "throw in the kitchen sink" supplement combos). This formula was recommended without checking my baseline selenium. I can't cite anything that says RBC selenium is the test to use. It's just the only one available through the lab company I was using.
Needless to say, I won't be taking it anymore. I eat three eggs a day and plenty of fish and seafood. I do need to cut back my eggs and see if my chronic, mildly elevated hs-CRP goes down (eggs are associated with high hs-CRP in some lean women ... odd), but I have three choline SNPs with homozygous mutation status. Supplementing phosphatidylcholine raised my TMAO significantly (it went into the normal range as soon as I stopped it). Based on this hardly worth anything amount of data, I wonder if TMAO status may be controlled better by getting choline through food than by getting it through supplements, but I have really not tested this thoroughly in myself or read this.
The only high selenium symptoms that seem to fit in my case are increased irritability, but my stress levels are very high too.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.