Pure Encapsulations Selenium
Selenium may protect normal cell function by supporting the body’s natural defenses and scavenging harmful free radicals.*
Uses For Selenium
Antioxidant Support: Selenium is a natural antioxidant that delays the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and preserves the elasticity of tissue. Selenium is required for the production of certain prostaglandins, which may promote healthy blood flow. In synergy with vitamin E, selenium attempts to promote healthy growth and fertility, and improves the function of certain energy producing cells. Selenium may also play a role in the synthesis of thyroid hormones and immune function.*
Selenium is derived from sodium selenite. Methionine (selenomethionine only) is derived from Homoserine, which is produced by organic chemical synthesis. Selenomethionine serves as a storage form. The methionine is incorporated directly into proteins, releasing selenium as they are catabolized. Citrate (selenium citrate only) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation. Ascorbyl palmitate (selenomethionine only) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Recommended Use: Pure Encapsulations recommends 1 capsule per day, with a meal, or as directed by a health professional.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Selenium is generally well tolerated, however large amounts can cause selenium toxicity. Symptoms of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, nail changes, fatigue, irritability, hair loss, muscle pain and/or weight loss. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Selenium may be contra-indicated with blood thinning medications. There is evidence that selenium could reduce the effectiveness of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Consult your physician for more information. Selenium (selenomethionine)
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsules
Amount Per Serving
|selenium (as selenomethionine)||200 mcg|
|ascorbyl palmitate (fat-soluble vitamin C)||2 mg|
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving