Bioavailable Selenomethionine providing 200mcg of L-Selenomethionine per capsule. Selenomethionine, seleniuim chelated to the amino acid methionine, is one of the most readily absorbable forms of selenium and one of the forms that occurs in nature.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that can easily be lacking in our modern diet. It plays a vital role in the body and contributes to:
• The protection of cells from oxidative stress
• The normal function of the immune system
• The maintenance of normal hair and nails
• Normal spermatogenesis (the production of sperm)
Selenium has powerful protective properties itself, as well as being an essential cofactor nutrient for the production of glutathione peroxidase – the body’s “master antioxidant”.
Selenium is a crucial trace mineral for optimal male fertility, as it contributes to normal testicular formation; and the formation, maintenance and functioning of normal sperm. A deficiency in selenium may lead to immotile, deformed sperm. Only the strongest sperm are capable of fertilising the ovum (egg).
Selenium is an essential part of normal thyroid function. It is a cofactor for the production and conversion of thyroid hormones, which are crucial for the control of the body’s metabolism.
Selenium is the most important mineral needed to ensure the optimal functioning of the immune system. Without adequate selenium, your immune system may become vulnerable to attack, as it’s easier for viruses to replicate in cells that are selenium deficient. Without adequate selenium, people may struggle to overcome infections. Selenium is needed to initiate immunity and keep the immune system strong.
Selenium is a trace mineral, meaning that we only need it in trace (minute) amounts. One capsule a day is all that is needed, unless prescribed otherwise by your healthcare practitioner.