Nature's Way Selenium 200 mcg 100 Capsules
Selenium is an essential component of glutathione, the body's most potent natural antioxidant system. Yeast-free selenomethionine is an advanced chelated form with superior absorption.

Product Description

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.

:: Selenium Benefits & Functions
1. important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E
2. in studies and large-scale clinical trials, selenium and vitamin E taken in combination have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of certain cancers, especially lung, gastrointestinal, prostate and colorectal cancer
3. induces repair of DNA in damaged cells, and so limits growth of cancer cells
4. critical component of one of the most powerful antioxidant enzymes in the body, glutathione peroxidase, that detoxifies harmful molecules, making it especially important for cancer protection
5. as an antioxidant, selenium protects the body and immune system from oxidative damage by inhibiting harmful free radicals that damage cells
6. one of the antioxidants that help slow oxidation of LDL and so lowers the risk of coronary artery disease
7. preliminary studies indicate that selenium supplementation with other antioxidants can help protect against sunburn
8. may protect the body against toxic effects of heavy metals like copper, mercury and arsenic, by binding to them to render them less harmful
9. activates prostaglandins that regulate blood pressure
10. some evidence that selenium helps reduce post-operative edema (swelling) and inflammation resulting from surgery or burns
11. has been shown to reduce edema in pregnancy-related hypertension
12. preliminary studies shows reduction in symptoms from elevated brain pressure, such as headaches, vomiting, nausea, and seizures
13. has been shown in some studies to improve asthma symptoms
14. critical for proper functioning of the thyroid gland and the production and regulation of thyroid hormones; may alleviate goitre
15. may boost fertility as it enhances sperm production and movement
16. essential for tissue elasticity
17. has been used to treat skin disorders like eczema, acne and rosacea, and accelerate healing of burns, with some positive results
18. strengthens the immune system
19. evidence from preliminary research that selenium may prevent infections such as sepsis and erysipelas (a type of skin infection), and promote recovery from bronchitis and some types of pneumonia, due to its role in immune system function
20. supplementation is sometimes prescribed by doctors for patients with HIV/AIDS, as the disease may cause malabsorption and depletion of nutrients, including selenium which appears to slow progression of the virus by boosting the immune system

Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with food.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine) 200 mcg 286%

Other Ingredients

Millet, cellulose, gelatin (capsule), maltodextrin.

Nature's Way Selenium contains no preservatives, yeast, milk, lactose, wheat, sugar or soy.

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