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Author Topic: What about Selenium?  (Read 2010 times)

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Offline rick21007

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What about Selenium?
« on: January 08, 2007, 08:02:38 PM »
I've been reading about selenium after a conversation with another forum member.  Wanting to know if anyone on the forum is taking it and what their experience is.  I am familiar with its use in a whole other context and I am aware that most soil in North America is selenium deficient.  The articles I have read so far about the research involving its use in treatment of hiv and othr viruses is intriguing.  I am planning to ask my naturopathic physician about it next time I see her, though she is not big on supplements in general.   You folks on the board will probably be the most helpful.

rick

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: What about Selenium?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 01:28:06 AM »
Rick,

I remember the topic of selenium coming up before in a previous post. I do not know how to find it or I would've put a link here. I'm sure someone will be able to give you the info you seek.
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Offline trellium

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Re: What about Selenium?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007, 01:47:45 AM »
hiya

you can check out the 2 threads below or use the keyword Search function at the lower left column

Selenium supplementation improves CD4 count
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=3779.0

Selenium
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=3355.0

Offline rick21007

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Re: What about Selenium?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 09:47:18 AM »
Thanks for the links.  No one mentioned that the soil in most of North America is deficient in selenium, which means we probably don't get enough of this trace mineral naturally in our food.  Another question i have has to do with it's absorption.  We routinely supplement our pregnant mares and young horses with selenium combined with vitamin E which facilitates it's absorption.  In horses the biggest difference I see is that the foals from mother's who have been supplemented are born with stronger, straighter legs.  It also seems to enhance fertility.  Not that these would apply to what we are concerned about directly _except_ the effect on over-all cell vitality, which I read in one article affects the "behavior" of the hiv virus to spread on a cellular level and also to mutate.

Rick

Offline phantim

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Re: What about Selenium?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 04:53:18 PM »
I did mucho research on vitamins and minerals for the first couple of years after testing positive. The 4 things I stuck with are a multi-vite, natural selenium 200mcg, ester-c 500mg, and natural vitamin E 200iu per day after lunch. Could be placebo effect, but I think these things have helped me substantially with counts, skin complexion, and overall health. However, I also believe that the effects of vitamins etc are cumulative and happen over a long period of time, and for some, popping four more pills every day might not be desireable.

Offline fondeveau

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Re: What about Selenium?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007, 06:26:58 PM »
I take some supplements including the 200 mg selenium.  I also thought that since HIV damages the intestinal lining etc that probiotic yogurt is good.  I have beautiful feces....not sure what the selenium does otherwise....

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: What about Selenium?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2007, 07:29:34 PM »
Your funny Fondeveau

First time i heard anyone say they had beautiful feces. But i understand what you are saying.

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Offline fondeveau

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Re: What about Selenium?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2007, 07:43:04 PM »
Firm, large, good texture, and no more odor than a warm biscuit...LOL

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: What about Selenium?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2007, 08:02:45 PM »
Icky poo.

I am eating Enteman's chocolate cake as I was reading your comment. Your nasty Fonde, lol.

Too much info.
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

 


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