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Selenium supplement, 50 mcg
100 Selenium Tablets
Micronutrient mineral antioxidant
Selenium 50 mcg is a micronutrient mineral antioxidant and a Dietary Supplement
Selenium is essential for the functioning of the biologically important enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Many selenium supplement products on the market contain 100 mcg, 200 mcg, or higher amounts. We believe that these high dosages may be counterproductive to health. This is why we have chosen to provide you with a reasonable dosage of this supplement. Epidemiological studies indicate that high selenium intake may not be good for long term health.
You can find selenium in MultiVit Rx, a high quality and comprehensive multivitamin and multimineral formula developed by Ray Sahelian, M.D. MultiVit Rx gives you all day energy and a sense of vitality.
This selenium supplement is 50 mcg, not 50 mg. Some people confuse selenium 50 mg and selenium 50 mcg. One milligram mg equals 1,000 micrograms mcg. Selenium supplement is needed in minute amounts, and measured in micrograms rather than milligrams. Therefore selenium 50 mg is not correct
Selenium Supplement Facts:
Serving size: 1 Selenium Tablet
Servings per container: 100
Amount Per Serving:
Selenium - 50 mcg - 70% Daily value *
(as selenium yeast)
Suggested Use: One selenium tablet a few times a week with a meal or as recommended by your health care professional. Unless you have a selenium deficiency, there is no need to take a selenium supplement on a daily basis. Selenium is a healthy mineral supplement with positive health benefits. Too little intake and too high an intake of selenium may both be counterproductive to ideal health. Consuming it in a balanced amount is preferable to ingesting too little or too much.
* Selenium mineral supplement daily value
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Cellulose (Plant Origin), Debittered Brewer s Yeast, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silica. Contains wheat and soy ingredients.
Selenium in Food
Selenium is found in high amounts in meats and seafood. In the U.S., meats, nuts and bread are common sources of dietary selenium. Brazil nuts have a high selenium content. Eating two Brazil nuts daily is as effective for increasing selenium status and enhancing glutathione peroxidase activity as 100 mcg selenium as selenomethionine.
Plants are the major dietary sources of selenium in most countries around the world since most of the people living in poorer counties do not have easy access to meat and fish. A major influence on the selenium content in food depends on the soil where these plants are grown. Selenium deficiency can occur in certain areas where the soil is poor in selenium, such as certain regions of China and Russia. Selenium deficiency is quite often found in those areas because most food in those areas is grown and eaten locally and the locals do not have much access to imported foods from other regions.
Selenium supplement questions
Q. Is a selenium supplement necessary if I am taking MultiVit Rx multivitamin pill daily?
A. No. The MultiVit Rx with selenium provides adequate selenium intake.
Q. Are there any known interactions between selenium supplements and 5-htp?
A. Not that we are aware of.
Q. I have heard Brazil nuts are high in selenium. If someone eats a Brazil nut daily, do they still need to take a selenium supplement?
A. Eating two Brazil nuts a day is roughly equivalent to taking a 100 mcg of selenium supplement. Most people will do fine eating one Brazil nut a few times a week. Choose a raw organic Brazil nut.
Buy selenium supplement on sale today. If you buy a selenium supplement along with MultiVit Rx, we suggest not using them the same day.