Selenium is an especially important mineral because it maintains the functionality of several larger systems in the human body – endocrine, immune and cardiovascular systems.
Selenium is a basic mineral for the body; its role is mainly connected with the build-up of essential enzymes related to antioxidant protection of the body against the harmful effect of free radicals. Selenium has a basic role for a lot of functions in the body thanks to its powerful antioxidant capacities.
Main benefits of selenium for the body
Selenium is among the minerals essential for the human body. The presence of this element is connected with a number of especially important processes continuously taking place in our body. The presence of selenium in the blood is defining with regard to the immune capacity of the body and the health of the cardiovascular and endocrine systems.
It helps strengthen the immune system.
Immunity is a system consisting of protection and adjustment reactions and responses of the body. The immune system is composed of a lot of cells and proteins in our body. Each of the participating elements has a direct connection to and dependence on another one, their ultimate task being to “recognize” and react against incoming elements (bacteria, viruses, etc.) in a manner appropriate for the body.
The weakening of immunity and the incoming of bacteria is the main motor for the development of bacteria and infections. Selenium has the capacity to connect to other biologically active components, the combination of which has an immunomodulating effect. Selenium is a powerful nutrition element, which carries out an important biological interaction. This mineral participates as a building element and helps the formation of polypeptide chains. Selenium has a major antioxidant role because it is a part of the composition of a very important amino acid – selenocysteine (natural compound of selenium). This respectively means that this mineral is connected to all proteins, of which it is a part, the so-called selenoproteins (NCBI).
Research concentrating on investigating the effects of selenium on immune capacities proves that this mineral has an anti-inflammatory effect and is an immunostimulant. Taking selenium assists the immune system in general and successfully neutralizes the effect of free radicals. The reason for this is precisely the biological interaction of selenium with the proteins in the body.
It neutralizes the effect of free radicals in the body.
Selenium is a fantastic antioxidant. Antioxidants contribute enormously to the body because they help protect against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a condition, which is due exactly to the lack of antioxidants. The role of antioxidants is to reduce the production of oxidants. Or, in other words, antioxidants have the capacity to reduce the effect of oxidative stress in the body controlling oxidative processes. The antioxidant effect of selenium will help prevent the destruction of cells by free radicals in the body.
It assists the functioning of the endocrine systems and helps the thyroid gland stay healthy.
The endocrine system is an exceptionally sophisticated mechanism. The thyroid gland is an organ with vital functions:
Generation and secretion of calcitonin.
The major thing the thyroid gland is responsible for is the synthesis of hormones in the body. In turn, this major task relates to a lot of processes in the body (including substance metabolism, sleep, movement, sex drive, mood, etc.). The correct functioning of the thyroid gland depends to a great extent on the presence of selenium in the body. Selenium has a major role in the metabolism of thyroid hormones: Thyroxine (so-called "tetraiodothyronine" - (T4)) and Triiodothyronine - (T3). Selenium maintains the correct assimilation of iodine in the body, thus assisting the health of the thyroid gland. Apart from this selenium has a connection to the proteins in the body. Upon its coming into the body, selenium converts to selenoproteins. Selenoproteins also help the secretion of thyroid hormones and help maintain optimal functionality of the thyroid gland.
It helps the functioning of the cardiovascular system.
The presence of selenium can greatly help cardiovascular health. Research shows that low levels of selenium in the body presuppose a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The function of the coronary arteries is to supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart. There is a problem when coronary arteries and the smaller heart arteries are too compressed. Arteries subjected to greater pressure are usually already narrowed by atherosclerosis. As a result of this, the correct transport of blood turns out to be a more difficult task, or there is insufficient and incorrect blood flow in the region of the heart supplied by one or more coronary vessels narrowed by atherosclerosis.
Selenium helps control oxidative stress and reduces inflammatory processes connected with atherosclerosis or the build-up of plaque in the arteries.
The regular intake of selenium (in capsules) will help:
Serving size: 1 capsule (vegetarian)
Supply: 80 days
Quantity: 80 capsules (vegetarian)
Per serving size - 1 capsule:
Selenium (L-Selenomethionine) - 100 mcg
Per daily dose - 1 capsule:
Selenium (L-Selenomethionine) - 100 mcg
Ingredients* Selenium (L-Selenomethionine), vegetarian capsule.
Suggested daily intake: Take 1 (one) capsule a day - in the morning on empty stomach.
Suggested intake period: Take this product every day for up to 2 months (8 weeks). After an intermission of 2 weeks, you can repeat this cycle.
*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
*Do not use if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman.
*Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
*Consult with your doctor before intake if you have underlying medical conditions or if you are on medication.
*Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, and protected from direct sunlight place with temperature up to 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.