At SelenoExcell, we believe in the power of food, which begs the question, “What about Brazil Nuts for selenium? Health care experts say that 3 Brazil nuts per day are an ideal source of selenium. In fact, Prevention magazine added Brazil nuts to their feature 30 Days of Superfoods in December 2017 because of the nuts’ rich selenium content and properties that reduce cancer risk. We couldn’t be more thrilled.
But did you know that selenium levels in Brazil nuts varies significantly depending on where the trees are grown?
The National Institutes of Health explain that “the amount of selenium in a given type of plant-based food depends on the amount of selenium in the soil and several other factors, such as soil pH, amount of organic matter in the soil, and whether the selenium is in a form that is amenable to plant uptake. As a result, selenium concentrations in plant-based foods vary widely by geographic location.”
The differences are really dramatic, up to 16 times per 5 gram nut:
- Bolivia 8mcg/5g nut
- Brazil 18 mcg/5g nut
- Peru 33mcg/5g nut in Peru
- Northern Countries in South America 130 mcg
When you buy Brazil nuts for selenium, do you know where the trees are grown? No? … We didn’t think so. We have a better solution, SelenoExcell. It is the same batch-after-batch for quality and reliability. Unfortunately, Mother Nature can’t make the same claim. And, our selenium is the same food form of selenium as Brazil nuts. Our selenium yeast manufacturing process, right here in the United States, replicates Mother Nature’s process but with more reliability than a Brazil nut tree.
Want to know more on why selenium status is so important to health? Here are some studies to get you started: