Quantity - 100 Veg. Capsules
Serving size: 1 capsule
Selenium 200 mcg
Selenium was discovered in 1817 and named after Selene, the Greek Goddess of the Moon
A formulation which is a well-tolerated source of selenium and other nutrients. Prepared solely from pure, high-mineral kelp. Also contains traces of potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, silicon, zinc, manganese, vanadium, cobalt and baron, provided by the kelp.
The nutrient is of the purest and highest quality obtainable without the addition of diluents, preservatives or artificiial additives. Appropriate for food-sensitive individuals.
DO NOT EXCEED 400 Micrograms OF SELENIUM PER DAY FROM ALL SOURCES.
Selenium is trace mineral essential for good health, selenium is required in small amounts. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, important antioxidant enzymes. Selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals, a major threat to the liver in people who have Hepatitis C. Selenium is needed for proper immune system function, thyroid function and cancer prevention. People who have hepatitis C develop 8 times more cancer than others and one reason is depleted selenium.
Some foods that are high in selenium are Brazil nuts, broccoli, fish (mackerel, tuna, halibut, flounder, herring, smelts), sunflower seeds, onions, leeks and garlic.
Everyone with hep c should take 400 mcg of selenium a day as hepatitis C depletes selenium from your cells. Experts explain that the Hepatitis C virus encodes selenoproteins, depleting that cell of selenium. Those with Hepatitis C need more selenium than the average person. Researchers believe that when cells are drained of selenium, the Hepatitis C virus will spread from cell to cell seeking for more.
The November 2011 edition of the journal Nutrition Research, Japanese researchers investigated the relationship between selenium, Hepatitis C and insulin resistance. They found that the degree of selenium deficiency correlated with the amount of liver damage in patients with chronic Hepatitis C. In addition, they concluded that selenium deficiency was likely a factor contributing to insulin resistance in affected individuals.
The March-April 2012 edition of the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology, Pakistani researchers evaluated blood selenium concentrations in patients with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Their results indicated that healthy individuals had greater blood selenium concentrations than those with Hepatitis B or C. Additionally, they found that levels of selenium were notably lower in those with more severe liver disease. Based on these findings, the researchers suggested selenium supplementation in patients with advanced liver disease from Hepatitis B or C to optimize nutritional support and get a better treatment response.
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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