Selenium is an essential trace mineral. Plant foods are the major sources of selenium throughout the world; however, the content of selenium in food depends on the Selenium content of the soil where plants are grown or animals are raised. It is naturally found in Brazil nuts, organ meats, seafood, and wheat germ.
Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Many of the benefits of selenium are related to its role in the production of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. This enzyme is a critical component of the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms.
In addition to its antioxidant properties, Selenium plays a role in prostaglandin production, thyroid hormone activation, and the maintenance of healthy immunity. Health Functions:
Cellular Immunity. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 Vcap
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving:
Selenium 200 mcg (as L-Selenomethionine)
Other ingredients: Rice Flour, Cellulose (capsule) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Vegetarian/Vegan Product. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take one Vcap daily, preferably with meals. Dosages as high as 400 mcg/day (2 capsules daily) may be recommended by a health care practitioner. Caution:
Intakes of selenium less than 900 micrograms daily (for adults) are unlikely to cause adverse reactions. Do not exceed one capsule daily, except under the guidance of a health care practitioner. Persons living in areas of high soil selenium, such as the Dakotas, should consult a physician prior to use. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.