Hepatitis B Patients May Need Selenium Supplements
Pakistani researchers discovered that people experiencing hepatitis B-related liver damage may have deficiencies in selenium—an essential trace mineral that strengthens the immune system. Selenium contributes to the creation of antioxidants that help protect people from cancer and heart disease.
They measured selenium levels in 150 patients infected with HBV and HCV and compared those levels with 26 healthy people. They found selenium levels higher in healthy individuals than in those with viral hepatitis. The more liver disease patients had, the lower were their selenium levels.
"Based on findings of this study, it is proposed that selenium should be supplemented in such patients in order to optimize nutritional support and to get better treatment response," they wrote in the March issue of the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology.
selenium from natural sources (from yeast saccharomyces) or as Selenomethionine like in heptech , 200-400mcg max dose and then after 6-12 months i d check serum levels.NO selenium or vitamins from chemicals, always double check if vitamins or minerals are natural or synthetic before using (the cheap ones and 99% of those sold on the market are synthetic)
big human studies of 200mcg daily supplements already posted here some years ago showed a fall in HCC in hbv carriers
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