Pharma Nord’s Bio-SelenoPrecise is a patented* selenium preparation containing the well-documented organic selenium yeast SelenoPrecise. This contributes to normal functioning of the immune system and to the protection of body cell constituents from oxidative stress. Selenium contributes to normal thyroid functioning and to the maintenance of normal hair and skin plus normal spermatogenesis.
SelenoPrecise provides 200 micrograms of selenium. The preparation is unique in the sense that it is able to document a very high level of bio-availability (88.7%) and a stable quality.
Selenium is an essential trace element of fundamental importance to human health.
The most abundant sources of selenium are Brazil nuts, seafood, meat and poultry People at risk of selenium deficiency include those with a restricted food intake (slimmers, vegetarians, the elderly), pregnant and lactating women, and those living in geographical regions with selenium depleted soils.
It is recognized that soils in many areas of the world, including the UK, are deficient in selenium, often as a result of continual or intensive farming. This deficiency is manifest upwards through the food chain via plants and animals, culminating in man. In Scandinavian countries, selenium is added to agricultural fertilizers to increase depleted soil selenium levels, resulting in an increase in population average selenium intake from 30 to 90 microgm/day.
Dietary selenium always occurs in an organic form (i.e. bound to an amino acid such as methionine or cysteine), whereas selenium in supplements may be organic or inorganic in form. The absorption of organic selenium (selenomethionine, selenocysteine) is generally more efficient than for inorganic selenium (e.g. sodium selenite), and the absorption of organic forms of selenium is not reduced by concurrent intake of vitamin C. Selenium levels are depleted by smoking or drinking alcohol.
Selenium is an essential component of the key antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which acts in concert with other types of antioxidants (particularly vitamin E) to protect the body from the effects of damaging free radicals. Selenium helps to maintain a healthy immune system, which is important in resistance to infectious bacteria and viruses, as well as cancer cells. Selenium plays important roles in the control of normal thyroid hormone metabolism, and in maintaining fertility by promoting sperm motility.
Deficiencies of selenium or zinc have been identified as important factors in promoting the growth of Candida species, as a consequence of the adverse effects of such deficiencies on immune function and thyroid/adrenal hormone metabolism.
Why Pharma Nord Bio-Seleno Precise:
Dosage: One tablet of Pharma Nord Bio-SelenoPrecise to be taken daily with food.