Life Extension, Se-Methyl-Selenocysteine, 200 mcg, 100 Capsules (Discontinued Item)
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- For Longer Life
- Advanced Form of Selenium
- Dietary Supplement
As an essential cofactor of glutathione peroxidase,86 selenium is an important antioxidant.87 Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Other selenoproteins help regulate thyroid function and play a role in the immune system, DNA repair, and the detoxification of heavy metals.87-91 High doses of vitamin C (over one gram) may enhance the absorption of selenium. This mineral is best taken in conjunction with antioxidant supplements, such as vitamins C or E.92,93
Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine (SeMC) is a naturally occurring seleno-amino acid that is synthesized by plants such as garlic and broccoli.95-98 SeMC is an organoselenium compound and also more bioabsorbable than other forms. Unlike selenomethionine, which is incorporated into proteins in place of methionine, SeMC is not incorporated into any proteins ... so it is fully available for the synthesis of selenium-containing enzymes, such as glutathione peroxidase.99
Read the entire label and follow directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) capsule per day with a meal, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, vegetable stearate.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Selenium (as Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine)||200 mcg||286%|
I wanted an easily assimilable formula. My liver is temperamental following hepatis A about 30 years ago. Selenium is hard on the liver anyway, even for normal livers. I hoped that this new formula might be relatively liver-friendly but unfortunately not to my liver. If you have a strong and healthy liver you might be able to take this formula with no problems.
Selenium helps your thyroid convert the inactive hormone (T4) to the active (T3) hormone. My husband and I have been using this product with good results.
Posted by Reviewer1285444 on Mar 10, 2013
I like to mix a half a capsule of this form of selenium with a half a capsule of selenomethionine, and a half a capsule of sodium selenite. Each form of selenium is used a bit differently by the body, so I figure why not try to cover all the bases.
Posted by 5320293419173470085 on Nov 24, 2012
this will help my health
Posted by Reviewer2774367 on Nov 20, 2012
My thyroid likes it!
Posted by Reviewer2742202 on Aug 12, 2012