Andrew Lessman 1 Essential
I recently found a research article linking Selenium Supplements to Diabetes. 200 mcg of Selenium taken in supplements seems to increase the incidence of Diabetes. Apparently this has been known for quite some time and confirmed thru several different studies. So why is there 200 mcg of Selenium added to this Multi-Vitamin? I have checked other brands and the added Selenium is much lower. Why add Selenium at all if it seems to add to the Diabetes problem. Needless to say I will no longer take this product. Another thing that bothers me about Lessman products is the fact that specialized supplements contain a lot of other vitamins and minerals. So if you take several different supplements it’s easy to get too much.
Traudi, I think it would be a good idea for you to reach out to Lessman and if you get a response from him to let all of us know what he thinks about this. In today’s day and age of supplements, and they aren’t very well regulated, I think we all need to be careful about the supplements we take.
While I don’t think 1 study is enough to cause great alarm, it is something I think warrants more investigating. Andrew seems pretty upfront and I would hope he would address your concern.
Traudi, I just went online and read four or five articles citing studies myself and the data at this point seems to be inconclusive, as there are several for, and against Selenium in the case of diabetes. But again, I would point you to Andrew as he is an excellent authority on supplements and is, amazingly enough, available to us here as HSN shoppers.
Traudi, one study isn’t enough evidence to support a claim, you need a body of research to support a certain idea and this is true across the board with all things. What you found is interesting, and I recommend you drop a note to Andrew through his blog to see what he thinks. If you’ve ever heard him speak about his personal reading habits, he reads countless studies every, like, day. And he may be able to follow up on this for you.
Posted in Health & Wellness
09.13.16 9:40 PM