Selenium is an important trace mineral shown to have high antioxidant activity. Although only required in very small amounts in the body, it is of such high importance that many doctors recommend the supplementation of selenium. Even individuals who follow a healthy diet of fruit and vegetables may be at risk of deficiency due to the depletion of this mineral from our soils. Modern fertilisers only replace the macro nutrients and do not account for the micro nutrients which are continually used after each harvest.
Selenium is an important function of reproduction in both men and woman, and can prevent miscarriage and increase sperm quality. Selenium also plays a role in the production of neurotransmitters, the chemicals used by the brain to signal information and has been linked with dementia, depression and anxiety.
Our selenium tablets contain the active ingredient selenomethionine, an amino acid-based type of organic selenium found naturally in food. This is the preferred form of selenium and when you consume selenomethionine supplements, your body recognizes the selenium as the amino acid methionine and immediately incorporates it in into its protein stores, resulting in up to double the plasma selenium stores compared to cheaper selenium supplements.