Selenium is an essential trace mineral and functions as part of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione perioxidase. 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.*
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.
Selenomethionine 200 mcg Thorne Research
- important antioxidant mineral*
- a cofactor for SOD and glutathione function*
- supports thyroid function*
- well-absorbed form of selenium*
60 vegetarian capsules $7.55
Product Information: Selenomethionine contains 200 mcg of selenium bound to the amino acid methionine. It is a well-absorbed form of selenium.* A significant body of research supports its benefit in numerous situations, including heavy metal detoxification, healthy thyroid function, and support for oncology patients.*
Selenium is an important trace mineral and a constituent of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which is necessary for neutralizing the free radical, hydrogen peroxide, as well as other lipid peroxides (oxidized fats).*
Selenium’s beneficial role is not limited to its antioxidant function; it is also necessary for conversion of the thyroid hormone T4 (thyroxine) to active T3 (triiodothyronine).* Selenium also appears to exert important positive effects on normal cell function and cell development.*
Numerous epidemiological studies have found that maintaining normal serum selenium levels can be associated with support of normal cell function and differentiation, as well as healthy heart, connective tissue, eye, liver, and thyroid function.* Selenium supplementation also may exert a protective effect against mercury, cadmium, and other heavy metal toxicities.*
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule. Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prescribe or cure any disease or ailment.