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Why is FDA Pushing Selenium for Babies?

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The FDA announced last month that selenium is now on the list of required nutrients for infant formula. Minimum and maximum levels of selenium have been established for infant formula as well. While selenium has been included in infant formulas manufactured in the U.S. since 1989, the new regulations require manufacturers marketing formula in the U.S. as well as manufacturers entering the U.S. market to include selenium within the safe range guidelines. Selenium is well known for its many health benefits. It plays an important role in the body's defense against oxidative stress and regulates thyroid hormones. Selenium has also been found to help lower the risk of prostate cancer in men. Recognizing the health benefits of selenium and its strength as an antioxidant, VisiVite includes¬†selenium in two of its formulas: VisiVite AREDS2 plus Gold and VisiVite E-Free Blue Formula.*  

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