From the Weekly World News – March 26, 1991.
Youth Pill Finally Here
by Dorothy Larson-Dale
Scientists say that selenium – a mineral you can buy in health food
stores – significantly slows the aging process and will keep you
looking and feeling young years longer.
The astonishing discovery was made after a 25-year research project
conducted by teams of dedicated chemists at the University of
The researchers described selenium as an essential nutrient found in
seafoods and meats.
In addition to retarding the body’s aging process, it also guards
against organ damage caused by smoking and drinking.
An environmental research chemist at the university’s food and
science department said an insufficient amount of selenium in the
human body can cause crippling muscle degeneration.
But it is the discovery that selenium retards aging and prolongs
youth that has electrified the scientific world.
“In the test tube, selenium is a powerful protector against
oxidation,” declared a biochemist involved in the amazing research
project. “And oxidation is believed to be one of the main causes of
An independent researcher, Robert Evans – whose studies were
unrelated to those at the University of California – said the
mineral preserves the elasticity of the body tissue by delaying
oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, thus stalling the aging
“Selenium was once regarded as not needed by the human body,” Evans
told the News, “It was even thought to be dangerous.”
“It is now going to be one of the ways we maintain our health and
prevent degenerative disease.
“But the outstanding research done in California will put those
notions to rest.
“In addition to prolonging youth, there is strong evidence that
selenium taken in daily doses reduces the risk of breast, lung,
prostate, colon and ovarian cancers and maintains a healthy heart.”
Selenium, also found in minute amounts in the human body, is sold
over-the-counter in most health food stores and in some drugstores.
A bottle of 250 tablets, each containing 50 mcgs. of selenium, sells
for about $10 to $11. The general dosage is one or two tablets
Other information regarding selenium as found in certain forms
shows that EXCESS amounts can lead to brittle hair and nails.
The above article offers an interesting viewpoint when viewed
in light of the information available in DNAMAST1 on KeelyNet.
In the early days of electronics, selenium was used for
rectification of AC currents. This semi-conducting property of
selenium offers the possibility that this substance might be
used in the body to rectify AC transients to provide an overall
higher level of available DC energy to the body.
The modern works of Crile, Becker and Bergstrom among others
leads us to the inescapable fact that the body uses DC currents
primarily for electrical tone as well as ion transport.
The idea is that aging is caused by twisting of the DNA and RNA
helices to reduce the number of base pairs per turn. This in
turn functions much like reducing the number of windings of the
secondary of a coil in respect to the primary.
As the voltage is reduced the ability of the body to enact
ionic transference of chemical substances and fluids is greatly