YOUR BETTER CHOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL-GRADE SUPPLEMENTS
Selenium is a natural antioxidant that delays the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and preserves the elasticity of tissue. Selenium is required in a number of metabolic processes including T4-T3 conversion.
Quantity: 60 Capsules
200 mcg as L-Selenomthionine
Selenium contains 200 mcg of bioavailable selenium per
Selenomethionine is an amino acid containing selenium.
Selenium is a nutritionally essential trace element for
humans and animals. The National Research Council’s
Recommended Dietary Allowance for selenium in adults
ranges from 55 to 75 mcg per day depending on age and
gender. In American adults, intakes typically range from
80 to165 mcg/d. Selenium is a cofactor to about 10
selenoproteins in the body; the most important of these
appears to be glutathione peroxidase (GPX). GPX uses
glutathione to reduce hydrogen peroxide and thus protect
cells and plasma against free radical injury. GPX activity
depends on an adequate supply of dietary selenium.
Recently, selenium as selenocysteine has been identified
in the active center of type 1 and 3 iodothyronine
deiodinases, two important enzymes regulating the
formation and degradation of the active thyroid hormone,
triiodothyronine (T3). Another important selenoprotein
appears to be selenoprotein P, but its functions remain
unclear. Selenium and vitamin E appear to have
synergistic effects, since some signs of vitamin E
deficiency in animals can be alleviated by dietary
selenium. Dietary selenium is generally well absorbed and
utilized in the body. The richest food sources of selenium
are seafood and organ meats, followed by muscle meats,
cereals and grains, and dairy products. Fruits and
vegetables are typically low in selenium, and low
selenium status has been reported in vegetarians.
Selenium may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals
wishing to supplement with this important trace mineral.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily with
meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
1 Serving (1 Capsule) Contains:
Selenium ...........................................................200 mcg
(from high selenium yeast)*
Other Ingredients: gelatin, water (capsules), rice powder,
cellulose, magnesium stearate, and silica.
*From SelenoExcell®, an excellent source of naturallyoccurring organic L-Selenomethionine. It has been the
subject of important clinical studies. SelenoExcell is a
registered trademark of Cypress Systems, Inc.
This product contains NO sugar, salt, dairy, wheat, gluten,
corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
No adverse effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep
out of reach of children.