Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is widely regarded in scientific communities as a potentially powerful antioxidant. Studies suggest that it may protect against cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer.
It is needed on a daily basis, and is found in tiny amounts in all organs of the body, with higher concentrations in the kidneys, spleen, pancreas, and liver, and in the testes and seminal vesicles in men.
The selenium content in food (plants, and indirectly animals, since these feed on the plants) depends on the level of the nutrient in the soil. While this is generally true for all minerals, it is particularly so for selenium.
For this reason, people who live in and consume mainly food from selenium depleted areas may require supplementation.
Selenium can be lost when food is processed or refined. For instance, the milling of grains into the refined flour that is used in almost all breads and baked products sold, removes most of its selenium, that is located in the bran and germ. Take more whole grains if possible, as refining removes a number of other nutrients as well.
Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with food.
Millet, cellulose, gelatin (capsule), maltodextrin.
Nature's Way Selenium contains no preservatives, yeast, milk, lactose, wheat, sugar or soy.