Life Extension, Super Selenium Complex, 100 Veggie Caps
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- Foundation for Longer Life
- 200 mcg & Vitamin E
- Providing the Most Advanced Form of Selenium
- Dietary Supplement
- Yeast Free
Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to optimal health. Few people—including physicians—realize that selenium is available in several different forms. Each form of selenium acts along a different pathway to support healthy cell division. For optimized selenium support, one should supplement with all three of the following forms of selenium:
- Sodium selenite
- Selenium-methyl L-selenocysteine
Life Extension has upgraded Super Selenium Complex with a new selenium blend that combines all three of these unique forms of selenium. A small amount of vitamin E is included because it has been shown to work synergistically with selenium.
Studies suggest selenium deficiency can pose a significant health risk. For example, the body utilizes selenium to make glutathione peroxidase, an endogenous antioxidant enzyme almost as important as SOD (superoxide dismutase).
Selenium also supports normal thyroid and immune function in healthy individuals.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) capsule per day with food, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), l-leucine, dicalcium phosphate.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Caution: If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
- 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 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)||30 IU||100%|
|Selenium (as Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine, SelenoPure L-selenomethionine, sodium selenite)||200 mcg||286%|
|Each capsule provides:|
|Selenium (L-selenomethionine)||50 mcg|
|Selenium (sodium selenite)||50 mcg|
|Selenium (Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine)||100 mcg|
iHerb Customer Reviews
Selenium is critical trace mineral. Many people are low in in Selenium. As a result of to factory farming practices it is not as abundant in our food. This mineral is very critical for anyone who has low thyroid function (hypothyroid). It is needed for you body to produce thyroid hormone. A study has show that in some cases it was able to lower the antibodies in those with a thyroid autoimmune condition called Hashimotos disease. Leave it to Life Extension to come up with a unique product that combines 3 forms on selenium into one capsule. They have been on the leading edge of nutrition research for years and have an impressive track record of innovative researched based products. I have been using this for a few months and I trust it to be a good choice. I don't know of anything else like it on the market today. This is great protection to make sure your body is getting this important mineral. Do not supplement more than 400 mcg of selenium in a day. If you found this review helpful, kindly visit my iherb home page by clicking on my blue colored handle above. There you can read many other value added reviews. If you liked this review kindly click the "YES" button. Peace and good health!
This is another great product from Life Extension. I have thyroid issues as a result of mercury toxicity and I find this product excellent in helping me to stabilize the Hashimotos. Since I have been using this, zinc, iodine and coconut oil, I have started to reverse the Hashimotos and I am now only borderline on the good side. I was told it was irreversible. I would highly recommend this product.
Maybe the best selenium
Posted by greece-iherb on May 12, 2016
Have tried many other brands. This one is really working for my hypothyroidism.
Posted by Reviewer3046934 on May 10, 2016
It's always better to take any vitamin or mineral with it's co-factors as they work together; thats why I like this brand.
Posted by 5016654961967404112 on Apr 11, 2016
My thyroid function has improved in conjunction with Iodoral!
Contains sodium selenite
Posted by emanuela on Apr 02, 2016
I like the dosage and the fact it contains vitamin E but... it also contains the form of selenium called "sodium selenite". Dr Mercola writes "According to the 1986 edition of the Handbook of the Toxicology of Metals, daily intake of about one milligram of selenium as selenite can be toxic. In one study, sodium selenite was found to induce substantial DNA damage in human fibroblasts." (google Mercola sodium selenite to read the whole article). I am not sure if Life Extension is aware of this, or if they think 50mcg is low enough not to pose a risk or if they believe the two other forms will "make up" for the selenite somehow, but I am no longer buying this item. Why risk adding the selenite form at all? I will enquire further but using a different form at the moment.