Info: 90 Veg. Capsules
Selenium is an essential trace mineral and functions in the body as part of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. In this yeast-free formulation by Protocol for Life Balance, it is bonded to the essential sulfur amino acid, methionine (in a naturally occurring form, as is found in the diet), to make it highly absorbable. Selenium is found most abundantly in Brazil Nuts, organ meats, seafood, and wheat germ, and is found in other foods, as well, but certain gastrointestinal disorders can interfere with your absorption of it. There is some evidence* that selenium supplementation can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer in men who have a normal prostate specific antigen level but a low selenium blood level.
Each capsule contains: 200 mcg Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine).
Non-medicinal ingredients: Rice Flour, Veg. Capsule (hypromellose, water), and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 capsule, 1 or 2 times daily. Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. Persons living in areas of high soil selenium, such as the Dakotas, should consult a physician prior to use.
SeMet/L-Selenomethionine - Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80003584.
* See: Etminan M, FitzGerald JM, Gleave M, et al. Intake of selenium in the prevention of prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Causes Control 2005 Nov;16(9):1125-31.