Info: Available in 100 or 250 Tablets
Selenium is a trace mineral which has an essential function in several metabolic pathways in the body, and acts as an antioxidant (as part of glutathione peroxidase) to help maintain healthy cells and tissues. NOW's yeast-free Selenium is sourced from selenomethionine, an advanced chelate form that's bonded to the essential sulfur amino acid, methionine, in order to be absorbed better.
Although selenium can be found naturally in soil, water, and some foods, sometimes those mineral reserves get depleted from the soils and doesn't enter the food, or it gets destroyed through food refining and processing. When your diet is deficient in it, or you have a gastrointestinal disorder decreasing its absorption, your thyroid function may be affected, and it could cause cardiovascular conditions such as Keshan disease (a heart muscle disorder). There has also been some evidence that taking extra selenium may help prevent prostate cancer, particularly among men who would otherwise have low blood levels of it.
Ingredients:Each tablet contains: 100 mcg Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine). Non-medicinal ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source). Free of: sugar, salt, starch, milk, egg, corn, wheat, yeast, gluten, soy. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 2 tablets, 1-2 times daily. Store in a cool, dry place.
Warnings:Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80003595.