Selenium - only $16.09
(200 Micrograms/tablet, 300/bottle)
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Description: Selenium is a mineral which is needed by the body to activate the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which is believed to help protect the body from cancer. It is also needed to activate thyroid hormones.
Selenium is found mainly in plants, and is most common in foods grown or raised in a selenium rich environment.
Selenium enhances the antioxidant effects of Vitamin E.
Most people do not get enough selenium in their diets. However, intense deficiencies are rare.
Recent studies suggest that selenium supplementation can drastically reduce the chance of death from cancer.1
Selenium deficiency can greatly increase the risk of asthma.2 In studies, it has been shown to cause clinical improvement, though lung function tests do not appear to show the same results.3
Selenium has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease in general.4 Further research is still needed, however; ask your doctor for his recommendation.
Selenium levels are often low in HIV patients.5 Supplements have been associated with fewer infections, improved appetite, and better intestinal function in HIV-infected individuals.6
Since oxidative damage of the eye can cause macular degeneration, taking antioxidants may lower the diseases occurrence.7 People with high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin E E, and Selenium appear to have a 70% lower risk of developing macular degeneration.8
Since free radical damage has been tracked in the development of retinopathy,9 antioxidants may be helpful in the prevention of this disease. Vitamin C,10 Vitamin E E,11 and Selenium have all been shown to help improve the effects of retinopathy.12
Natural Sources: Brazil Nuts, Seafood, Whole Grains, Yeast.
Preferred Form: Selenomethionine
Useful in treatment of: asthma, cancer, atherosclerosis, HIV Support, macular degeneration, retinopathy.
Recommended Dosage: 200 mcg daily.
Contraindications: High doses (1000 mcg or more) may cause skin problems or upset stomach.
1Clark LC, Combs GF,
Turnbull BW, et al. Effects of selenium supplementation for cancer prevention in
patients with carcinoma of the skin. JAMA 1996;276:195763.
2Stone J, Hinks LJ, Beasley R, et al. Reduced selenium status of patients with asthma. Clin Sci 1989;77:495500.
3Hasselmark L, Malmgren R, Zetterstrom O, Unge G. Selenium supplementation in intrinsic asthma. Allerg 1993;48:3036.
4Salonen JT et al. Association between cardiovascular death and myocardial infarction and serum selenium in a matched-pair longitudinal study. Lancet 1982;ii:175.
5Dworkin BM. Selenium deficiency in HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Chem Biol Interact 1994;91:181186.
6Schrauzer GN, Sacher J. Selenium in the maintenance and therapy of HIV-infected patients. Chem Biol Interact 1994;91:199205.
7Mares-Perlman, J.A., et al. Serum antioxidants and age-related macular degeneration in a population-based case-control study. Archives of Ophthalmology, 113(12, 15): 18-23, December 1995.
8Eye Disease Case-Control Study Group. Antioxidant status and neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol 1993:111:1049.
9Alieva ZA, Gadzhiev RV, Sultanov M. Possible role of the antioxidant system of the vitreous body in delaying the development of diabetic retinopathy. Oftalmol Zh 1985;(3):14245 (in Russian).
10Sinclair AJ, Girling AJ, Gray L, et al. An investigation of the relationship between free radical activity and vitamin C metabolism in elderly diabetic subjects with retinopathy. Gerontology 1992;38:26874.
11Runge P, Muller DP, McAllister J, et al. Oral vitamin E supplements can prevent the retinopathy of abetalipoproteinaemia. Br J Ophthalmol 1986;70:16673.
12Crary EJ, McCarty MF. Potential clinical applications for high-dose nutritional antioxidants. Med Hypoth 1984;13:7798.
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