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SELENX™ (3 Month Supply)
Selenium is an essential trace element that plays a key role in many functions throughout the body. It is important for antioxidant enzyme activity and the maintenance of healthy liver, pancreas, thyroid, and heart function. Major food sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, seafood, poultry, and grains. Some of the key functions of selenium include:
- Thyroid support: Selenium is required for the normal activity of the enzyme that converts the thyroid hormone T4 (thyroxine) to the biologically active thyroid hormone T3. This is especially important because this active form (T3) is the body’s primary hormonal regulator of metabolism and is important for normal growth and development. This formulation supplies two forms of selenium, selenomethionine and selenate, to facilitate biological activity. Both forms are well-absorbed and have been shown to function in different ways. Selenomethionine, making up the majority of dietary selenium intake, can act as a bioavailable storage form of selenium. The essential amino acid methionine also provides support for the activity of glutathione. Selenate can be found in a small number of vegetables and is a readily available form of selenium. Each tablet contains 200 mcg of selenium as L-selenomethionine and as sodium selenate.
- Antioxidant defense: Selenium is an essential constituent of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which scavenges free radicals and reduces cellular peroxides into water and other harmless molecules. Glutathione peroxidase levels are closely tied to selenium status, thus inadequate levels of selenium may lead to a decreased defense mechanism against oxidative damage. Selenium also inhibits the oxidation of lipids (fats) that might otherwise lead to cell membrane destruction and provides additional antioxidant support by sparing vitamin E. In addition, selenium helps protect tissues against damage from exposure to certain heavy metals including mercury, cadmium, and lead.
- Immune function support: Adequate levels of selenium are essential for optimal immune responses. Selenium has been shown to assist the immune system in the production of antibodies. These specialized proteins respond to foreign substances that enter the body so that any potential threats can be properly neutralized.
Suggested Dose: 1 Tablet daily. (For Thyroid Support): Take 1 tablet in the morning with Dr. Bond’s Iodine Complete.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings Per Bottle: 100 Tablets (3 Month Supply)
Ingredients: Selenium 200 mcg (Amount Per Tablet % Daily Value Selenium (50% as L-seleno- 200 mcg 286% methionine and 50% as sodium selenate) Other ingredients: Cellulose, stearic acid, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, and cellulose coating.
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