Selenium is a vital essential trace element and an integral part of more than 25 enzymes. It plays a role in several important bodily functions: protecting cells from peroxides and other radicals, reactivating other antioxidants such as vitamin C and coenzyme Q10, regulating and maintaining the immune system, activating the thyroid hormone thyroxin, preventing inflammation, promoting fertility, and contributing to detoxification. Selenium also plays a role in protecting cells from oxidative damage by free radicals and maintaining healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. It also promotes healthy hair and nail growth.
Mustard Seed Extract
100% chemically organic selenium derived purely from mustard seeds. Mustard seeds are naturally rich in numerous organic selenium compounds. Obtained via a water extraction process with no chemical solvents or residues.
Sodium selenite has a slightly lower absorption rate than organic selenium, but very high bioactivity. The selenium is directly and exclusively available for the formation of selenium enzymes and is not built into other proteins without enzyme activity. Furthermore, sodium selenite is subject to strict regulation of selenium metabolism, such that excessive selenium will be excreted and not accumulated in the body. Because of its direct effects on selenium proteins, sodium selenite is a central component of many treatments for severe selenium deficiencies. Our sodium selenite is an ultra pure ingredient in pharmaceutical quality from Germany.
Selenium yeast contains more than 20 different organic selenium compounds. The majority (more than 60%) exist as L-selenomethionine, the most important source of selenium for humans. The rest is composed of different forms of selenium including highly bioactive selenocysteine.
Recent studies suggest that selenium yeast has a high concentration of a wide range of important proteins, some of which play have a supplementary role to selenium. This may explain the results of many studies that show selenium yeast has a better effect on important biological markers than isolated selenomethionine.
Selenium yeast is a completely inactive yeast which cannot multiply. It is an extremely beneficial food source and should not be confused with baker's yeast or intestinal yeast such as Candida.
According to the EFSA, selenium positively contributes to:
- The protect of cells against oxidative stress
- The functioning of the immune system
- Thyroid functioning
- Sperm formation (semen cell formation)
- Hair and nail growth