Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is incorporated into important antioxidant enzymes and is required to produce glutathione. Selenium in the amino acid form – L-selenomethionine – is better absorbed and more bioavailable than other forms of selenium.
Selenium is required to produce glutathione and helps with immune system function. Selenium is a trace mineral that is incorporated into important antioxidant enzymes. These enzymes aid the body in fighting cellular damage from free radicals. Our selenium is in the amino acid form L-selenomethionine, which research indicates is better absorbed and more bioavailable compared to other forms of selenium.*
- Potent mineral antioxidant
- Valuable cofactor in detoxification pathways*
- Nourishes and protects the immune system*
Selenium, as a component of selenoproteins, is a potent antioxidant. Selenium is essential for the formation and function of glutathione peroxidases, which detoxify hydrogen peroxide and fatty acid -derived hydroperoxides. Glutathione peroxidases help prevent oxidative damage to cell membranes and protect low density lipoprotein (LDL) from oxidation. Since oxidation of LDL is a factor in atherogenesis, selenium can contribute to cardiovascular health.
Selenium contributes to immune system function. In adult human subjects with relatively low Se levels, supplementation with Se (100 μg/day) augmented many host immune responses (increased IFN-g production, T cell proliferation to antigen stimulation and the percentage of total T cells, especially T helper cells). Se-supplemented subjects also exhibited rapid clearance of the poliovirus following immunization.
Selenium supports thyroid health. The thyroid is the organ with the highest concentration of selenium as selenoproteins. In addition to contributing to antioxidant defense in the thyroid, selenium also is incorporated into iodothyronine deiodinases, playing an essential role in the metabolism of thyroid hormones.
Selenium is a cofactor in detoxification pathways. Selenium has been shown to antagonize the effects of a number of toxic metals. Both arsenic (4) and mercury (5) toxicity have been counteracted by selenium supplementation.
Recommended Usage: Take 2 capsules daily or as recommended by your health professional.
Servings Per Container: 90
Serving Size: 1 capsule
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||250 mg|
|Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)||200 mcg|
Other ingredients: L-leucine.
Specifications: Free of wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Contents: 90 Capsules
Storage: Cool dry, place tightly sealed in the original packaging
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