Organically Bound Selenium
Supports Immunity, Provides Antioxidant Protection, Functions in Enzyme Glutathione Peroxidase, and More
SELENIUM contains 200 mcg of selenium in the form of the highest-quality l-selenomethionine in a small #3 size capsule. It contains no magnesium stearate and is suitable for hypersensitive individuals.
NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS & APPLICATIONS
Selenium is a trace mineral required by the body. It functions primarily in the form of selenomethionine which is incorporated into four active sites of the enzyme glutathionine peroxidase. This enzyme protects against free radical damage (especially in cell membranes) caused by the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids, and it historically has been linked to Vitamin E, which blocks the production of oxidized fatty acids in cell membranes.
Selenium also appears to exert its own antioxidant activity: it is involved in the production and utilization of thyroid hormone and is antagonistic to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, and cadmium. A National Research Council (NRC) publication states: "One could reasonably suppose that selenium is involved [i.e., has a protective function] in such human medical problems as cataracts, diseases of the liver, cardiovascular or muscular diseases, and the aging process."
Selenium in its vital role in glutathione peroxidase affects all components of the immune system, including the development and functioning of white blood cells. In one study, 200 mcg per day of a selenium supplement increased by 118 percent the ability of lymphocytes to kill tumor cells and increased the activity of natural killer cells by 82 percent.
Other conditions in which selenium may play an important protective role include: 1) Growth failure in malnourished children, 2) Hemolytic anemia of newborn infants, 3) Infertility, 4) Pancreatic disease, 5) Poisoning by normally harmless amounts of toxic substances, and 6) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Because large amounts of selenium are potentially toxic, large daily amounts over approximately 500 mcg only should be taken under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.
COMPOSITION: One capsule provides the following percentage of the Daily Value:
|NUTRIENT||AMOUNT||% Daily Value|
|Selenium (from L-Selenomethionine)||200 mcg||287%|
DIRECTIONS: As a dietary supplement take 1 capsule daily with food, or as directed by a health care professional.
INGREDIENTS: Selenium only contains the highest-quality gelatin (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, silica, magnesium trisilicate, and selenium from L-selenomethionine.
Selenium does not contain wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, yeast, sugar, salicylates, wax, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.