Selenium is an essential trace mineral and functions as part of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. It is bonded to the essential sulfur amino acid, methionine, in a naturally occurring form as found in the diet. Selenium is found most abundantly in Brazil Nuts, organ meats, seafood, and wheat germ.*
Selenium protects normal cell function by supporting the body’s natural defenses by scavenging harmful free radicals.*
Selenium may help to prevent cardiovascular and heart disease, as well as slowing AIDS progression in folks affected with HIV. It is also recommended for liver support, detoxification support, thyroid support, fertility mood balance, prostate health, skin health.*
From the FDA’s website: “Selenium may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.”
Selenium is a nonmetallic element found in soil. Certain regions have more selenium in the soil than do others. The benefits of selenium that we gain from the foods we eat depend on where that food was grown.
Deficiencies of selenium are common in some parts of the U.S. and China where the soil concentrations of selenium are low. Selenium is more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin E. Studies have linked the benefits of selenium with a decreased incidence of mortality from cancer, including prostate, lung, and colorectal. People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis have been found to have low selenium levels.
The facts about selenium point to its amazing benefits. But taken in large quantities, selenium can be toxic.
As a dietary supplement, take one Vcap® daily, preferably with meals.
|Serving Size:||1 Vcap®|
|Servings Per Container:||90|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
|Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)||200 mcg||286%|
Rice Flour, Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium Stearate.
Contains No: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Warnings: Persons living in areas of high soil selenium, such as the Dakotas, should consult a physician prior to use.
*The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated the statements in this Website. The products and treatments indicated in this Website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. Please consult with your doctor before beginning these or any other dietary supplement or treatment suggestions.