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Posted by NBPT100 on Oct 29, 2013
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!
Posted by 5083968428010857048 on Jun 08, 2013
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.
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.
Great selenium supplement!
Posted by Rosie-Posie on Apr 12, 2013
I take this because I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and selenium helps reduce the thyroid antibodies. This is the suggested dosage according to some doctors, and this supplement has 3 kinds of selenium so you can't go wrong with it. Also contains vitamin E which helps the absorption of selenium. You can't beat the price on iHerb!
There is no other Selenium product as good as this one!!!
Posted by Reviewer2798647 on Sep 03, 2013
If you are interested in your health, do some research on selenium. You will find that 40-60mcg of good quality Se is enough to top-out the anti-oxidant enzymes. This is where this fantastic Se complex comes in as it provides other forms of Se which are used by the body in other ways, not just the anti-oxidant enzymes (e.g. SeMC form is highly advantageous for cancer prevention/adjunct treatment). It's fairly cost effective at ~$40/year. I wouldn't use any other Se product!!!
This product was recommended on a thyroid forum
Posted by Reviewer1557740 on Nov 11, 2013
It is too early to say whether I have benefitted from this, but I think I may have done. One week ago, I had terrible pain due to having suddenly got a fallen arch on my right foot. As this complaint can be related to low thyroid function, I took this supplement. After two days of wearing shoes with supportive insoles and taking the selenium (amongst other pro-thyroid things), the foot pain had gone! The pain had been so excruciating that I actually went to the emergency department at the local hospital! I was very surprised to have NO pain at all just two days later. I am hoping the selenium contributed to this rapid recovery.
Posted by Reviewer1725557 on Feb 10, 2013
Some say that certain types of selenium work better than other types, with this complex you do not need to gamble as it contains all the types! Selenium is a must have supplement and this fits the bill perfectly!
Great selenium at a hard-to-beat price
Posted by Admonish on Feb 20, 2014
Selenium is great to combat depression and treat thyroid issues. I got my selenium from brazil nuts earlier, but several sources claim they can often be riddled with toxic mold. This feels safer (and cheaper). Will continue to purchase.
Posted by 5216431609626874923 on Mar 26, 2015
I used quite a lot of different brands, but I like this selenium complex very much. Keeps the antibodies down. I have Hashimoto, which I have pretty much in control. And the selenium is a key factor.
Posted by 5276856815967276169 on Mar 06, 2014
It does the job I expected it to do. No complaints.