The anti-viral qualities of selenium

Selenium’s Anti-viral Activity

I was surprised to find an article in the Archives of Internal Medicine which looked at a randomized controlled trial involving selenium supplementation in the treatment of HIV.

In the study HIV viral load and CD4 count were evaluated after 9 months of treatment with high selenium yeast supplementation (200micrograms/day). The study found that the treatment did suppress the progression of HIV-1 viral burden and provided improvement of CD4 count.

For yearsI and many other alternative physicianshave been usingselenium supplementation in treatingviral hepatitis C with very good success.It is good to see the medical community recognize that an inexpensive supplement like selenium can benefit a disease as devastating as HIV.

Terry Pfau, DO, HMD

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