There is ongoing research exploring the benefits of selenium supplementation in individuals with Hashimoto's disease,
Several studies have suggested that selenium supplementation may help reduce thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO antibodies), which are commonly elevated in Hashimoto's disease. TPO antibodies play a role in the immune system's attack on the thyroid gland. By reducing these antibodies, selenium supplementation might have a positive impact on thyroid function and reduce inflammation in some individuals with Hashimoto's.
However, it's important to note that not all individuals with Hashimoto's disease will benefit from selenium supplementation, and the effects can vary from person to person. Additionally, excessive selenium intake can lead to toxicity and other health problems. Therefore, any consideration of selenium supplementation should be discussed with a qualified healthcare professional, who can assess your specific condition and advise you on the appropriate dosage and potential risks.
It's worth mentioning that Selenium supplementation, would likely be considered as a complementary approach, not a replacement for standard medical treatment.