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The thyroid gland depends on several factors in order to work properly. Among these factors is the presence of certain micronutrients (including iodine and selenium), which are required for the manufacture of thyroid hormone. Although most people know iodine plays a crucial role in thyroid health, the trace element selenium is often overlooked, despite its importance. Although it has an influence on immunological responses and cell growth, selenium is mostly used by the body in the production and function of thyroid hormones. A slight deficiency can be enough to slow the production of thyroid hormones. Your immune system also depends...