Closing the selenium-thyroid gap during pregnancy: get the FAQs

What’s more important during a pandemic than making sure that mother and baby stay healthy? Especially in times of SARS-CoV-2, a litany of questions arise like “How can pregnant women protect themselves from getting COVID-19?”, “Are pregnant women more susceptible?”, “What are the unique risks in pregnant populations?” and many others.

Websites that offer general answers to these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) include those operated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Another good place for pregnant families to get more specific answers is the website of a selenium manufacturer like biosyn vastly experienced in thyroid conditions. The intricate relationship between selenium and the thyroid during pregnancy has been investigated in innumerable clinical studies. The tiny thyroid plays a major role in pregnancy because it produces and stores important hormones and regulates important metabolic processes. A pregnant woman’s body is already exposed to additional stress and her thyroid has to work overtime to meet an increased need for thyroid hormones. Selenium deficiency can lead to thyroid dysfunction and, in turn, have far-reaching health consequences. To find out how balanced selenium levels help preserve general health and substantially prevented thyroid problems during pregnancy, read biosyn’s research-based booklets on the close interaction between perinatal selenium and the thyroid. Readers will find citations and links to the relevant scientific references, dosage recommendations and how to order selenium test kits from the biosyn service laboratory:

  1. Coronavirus
  2. thyroiditis
  3. autoimmune diseases
  4. peripartum nutrition
  5. Hashimoto