Selenium + Vitamin E, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supply 400 IU of natural vitamin E and 50 mcg of selenium in each gelatin softgel.Health Functions:
Selenium + Vitamin E may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals wishing to increase their intake of selenium and vitamin E.
Vitamin E is one of the body's most important antioxidant nutrients. Antioxidants protect healthy cells from oxidative and free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable chemicals formed in the body during metabolism and from exposure to environmental sources, such as pollution and cigarette smoke. Free radicals are necessary for energy metabolism and immune function, but when an excessive number of free radicals are formed, they can attack healthy cells, especially cell membrane lipids and proteins. This, in turn, is thought to contribute to a number of degenerative diseases.
Vitamin E is an especially valuable antioxidant in the cell membranes, where it prevents oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids by trapping free radicals. Vitamin E also protects the liver and other tissues from the free-radical damage of toxicants, such as mercury, lead, ozone, nitrous oxide, carbon tetrachloride, benzene, cresol, and various drugs.
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.
Selenium and vitamin E appear to have synergistic effects, since some signs of vitamin E deficiency in animals can be alleviated by dietary selenium.Ingredients:
1 Softgel Contains:
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) 400 I.U.
Selenium 50 mcg Servings:
Adults take 1 softgel daily with meals or as directed by physician.Caution:
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.