Effects Of Selenium On Athletic Performance

Most research in the area of Se and exercise has focused on the role of Se in the antioxidant enzyme GSHPx which, using GSH, converts H2O2 to water. Whole-body and especially muscle oxygen uptake increases sharply during intense physical exercise leading to increased oxidative stress.61 This oxidative stress may be related to production of ROS such as superoxide in the mitochondria during exercise. Superoxide, when acted on by superoxide dismutase (SOD), produces H2O2, which can then be...