A vast network of lymph nodes, conduit vessels and white blood cells circulating in a clear colorless fluid interconnects the filtering organs of the body. Thymus, spleen and tonsils toil in unison to drain excess fluid, filter out waste products and distribute infection-fighters throughout the body. Problems with this major part of the circulatory and immune systems arise when the flow of lymphatic fluid is obstructed.
Fluid collects in tissues, leading to pathological and often painful swelling. This condition is called lymphedema. The primary form is attributed to genetic mutations, whereas secondary lymphedema can be caused by trauma, infections, cardiovascular diseases, cancer surgery and radiation therapy. As a high-risk group, breast cancer patients, who also tend to have lower selenium levels, are significantly burdened by the latter two causes. Because it reduces lymphedema volume and decreases the risk of infections, sodium selenite has been shown to be a beneficial, safe and cost-effective enhancement to physical therapy for secondary lymphedema. Measurement and optimal administration of 6 different presentations of selenase for lymphedema are detailed in biosyn’s new evidence-based dose charts, accessible at: