The importance of selenium in nutrition is also recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately the sulfur found in fertilizers and in the sulfur compounds present in acid rain, can restrict plant absorption of this mineral.
What is Selenio 20?
Selenium 20 is a selenium supplement that is produced in accordance with high quality standards, with organic rice flour as the only excipient. Contains yeast.
Use and mechanism of action
The importance of selenium in the diet has been studied since 1979, on occasion of the discovery of Keshan disease, a disease typical of some areas of China, characterised by cardiovascular disorders (cardiomyopathies) in childhood and in women of childbearing age. The cause was attributed to the selenium-deficient soil in those areas. The importance of selenium in the diet was later studied by the WHO (World Health Organization – 1996).
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is needed by the body in small amounts. It is incorporated into the structure of certain proteins, known as selenoproteins, first and foremost glutathione peroxidase. The main function of Selenium is to protect cells from oxidative stress by counteracting the damaging effect of free radicals. Selenium is also important for normal thyroid, immune system and male reproductive function and promotes healthy hair and nails.
Has a synergistic effect with vitamin E.
Suggested use: 1-2 capsules daily with a large glass of water, preferably away from meals.