This miracle mineral can stop prostate cancer from killing you
Gents, you know the score on prostate cancer by now.
It’s not the big, scary diagnosis it’s been made out to be. So, while 1 in 7 men ultimately develop the disease, in most cases it’s completely harmless. The tumors grow so slowly that you’ll die of something else long before the cancer ever poses a threat.
The REAL key is making sure you don’t end up with the rare and aggressive tumors that kill some 26,000 American men every year.
And today, I’m going to share with you one of the secrets to doing just that.
Turns out one of the smallest steps you could possibly take could make a big difference when it comes to avoiding the deadliest form of prostate cancer – and when I say small, I mean it’s so tiny you can barely see it.
Selenium is a trace mineral, with “trace” meaning exactly what it sounds like: You only need it in extremely small amounts.
It’s not measured in grams or even milligrams, but micrograms. You only need about 200 mcg per day…yet many men still fall short.
Make sure you’re not one of them, because new research shows how lower selenium levels means you’re facing a much bigger risk of a potentially deadly high-grade prostate tumor.
If you’ve already been diagnosed with this disease, it’s not too late to get the benefit – because the same study in the British Journal of Nutrition finds men with cancer who boost their selenium intake have a lower risk of dying from the disease.
That’s in line with other studies on this, including one I shared with you in 2013 that found selenium can cut the risk of potentially deadly stage III and IV prostate tumors by as much as 63 percent.
The only problem with selenium is getting it – because while you can get many common nutrients from diet alone, it’s tough to get the selenium you need from your food.
It’s found in seafood, poultry, mushrooms, and certain greens, but the levels can vary wildly based on where it comes from and how its raised – or, in the case of the mushrooms and greens, the type of soil where they’re grown.
So here’s a case where you need a supplement.
Don’t overdo it – because too much can be as bad as too little. A quality multivitamin for men should have the selenium you need, so check the label of the one you’re taking today.
If it doesn’t have selenium, it’s time to start shopping around for a new multi, or at least take a prostate support formula that includes selenium.