What is Selenium?
Selenium is a mineral that is found in soil, naturally occurring in water and some food as a result. The mineral occurs in two forms: organic and inorganic. Organic Selenium includes two main types; selenomethionine or selenocysteine, whilst inorganic selenium refers to selenate and selenite. Soil contains the inorganic form of Selenium which is then converted into the organic form.
The majority of Selenium takes the form of selenomethionine in animal and human tissues which is then incorporated with an amino acid called methionine. Most Selenium is stored in the skeletal muscle, storing roughly 28% - 46% of our body’s Selenium supply.
Women aged 19-64 are recommended a daily intake of 60mcg Selenium, whilst men require 75mcg.
Benefits of Selenium
Selenium is a popular supplement due to its properties. The mineral contributes to the maintenance of hair, nails and the normal function of the immune system, aiding the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Selenium is also beneficial for those wishing to enhance their fertility as the mineral contributes to normal spermatogenesis. As an antioxidant, Selenium protects cells from oxidative stress, reducing damage from free radicals.
Our Selenium tablets
We provide our tablets in a manageable size of 6mm, in a range of four product quantities. Our tablets are offered in an aesthetic appearance, with a slight orange/yellow speckled colouration.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options. These tablets may become speckled over time