The overall rating for selenium is 2 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Selenium
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. References

Selenium Simple Report

  • Supplement: Selenium
  • Supplement Category: vitamins and minerals
  • Number of Products Containing Selenium: 23
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 20 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 2
  • Number of Claims: 2

Selenium Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for selenium is 2 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for selenium as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Selenium

There are 2 studies in the database on selenium; the research rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for selenium as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Selenium

Products Names Amount of Selenium
Battle Onn 300mcg
Testrol 50mcg
Testrol Elite 50mcg
Define Thermo 150mcg
Shredz 100mcg
Full list of all 23 products containing Selenium.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase testosterone

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve mood

References

Title of Study
Effect of micronutrient supplementation on mood in nursing home residents
Effect of Zinc and Selenium Supplementation on Serum Testosterone and Plasma Lactate in Cyclist After an Exhaustive Exercise Bout