A high potency 1 a day Selenium supplement, containing 200mcg per tablet. Contains selenium from high selenium yeast. For the maintenance of selenium tissue levels. Selenium is low in New Zealand soils, so must be provided in supplement form. Suitable for vegetarians and hypoallergenic. No gluten, dairy, egg, corn, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives or artificial flavours or colours.
A natural Selenium supplement from high selenium yeast.
Selenium is an essential mineral found in minute amounts in the body. It closely resembles sulphur in its physical properties.
What benefits can Selenium play in the body?
Selenium is a natural antioxidant and is one of the essential body substances that can be used in a preventive manner for many diseases including cancer, stroke, arteriosclerosis, cirrhosis, arthritis and emphysema. Pancreatic function depends on Selenium.
Can't we get selenium from our food?
Selenium is deficient in New Zealand soils. Low levels of selenium are found in some cases of cancer, thyroid dysfunction, and may worsen a iodine deficiency state. This may reflect long term impairment of cell protection capacity.
Low levels of selenium have been observed to increase with supplementation. This is reflective in hair samples.
Food sources of Selenium include
Alfalfa, barley, broccoli, brazil nuts, butter, cashews, crab, celery, eggs, fish, garlic, human breast milk, kidney, liver, mackerel, oysters, peanuts, seleno-yeasts, tuna, wholegrain cereals, yeast, organ meats, onions and turnips.
Selenium is considered an essential trace element and is a critical component of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Selenium has potent antioxidant ability, and is beneficial for alcoholism, angina, heavy metal poisoning, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, capillary damage in diabetics and rheumatoid arthritis.
Each 1 vegetarian tablet contains: Selenium (from High Selenium Yeast) 200mcg. Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Dibasic, calcium phosphate, stearic acid and magnesium stearate.
Suitable for vegetarians. Contains no dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservative or artificial colour, flavour or fragrance.
As a dietary supplement, one tablet at meals or as directed by a physician. Additional benefits may be obtained by taking this product with Vitamin E.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed the stated dosage, as toxicity can occur. Consider having your selenium levels checked before taking a product of this strength. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.