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.
If you are taking medication or have any medical conditions, please consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
*Mineral figures were obtained from Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom (1991).
These selenium tablets are no joke. They work but keep in mind that selenium is very powerful staff at its own. If I take whole tablet from 200 mcg every day after several days I begin to feel a little uncomfortable. My sweet spot is 50 mcg so I split them in four. So they last me four times more. If you have Hashimoto or you are severe depleted you may need whole tablet but this is not my case. I was tested selenium supplements from several companies some of them very popular USA and Canadian but the selenium tablets from Oxford vitality is the only one which I can definitely feel. Especially when I take iodine supplements from time to time, such as potassium iodide or Lugol's solution. Without selenium these iodine supplements can be hell. But if I take these little selenium tablets iodine supplements work very smoothly for me.
Prompt and free delivery. However the 5% discount voucher sent last time didn’t work when purchasing the tablets this time.
I find Oxford Vitality an excellent company to deal with. Products always delivered very quickly and in my opinion good quality. Good no nonsense packaging free from the hype that usually accompanies sales.
This supplement is my usual order for the past 4 years from Oxford Vitality. I have nothing else to add. Thanks to the Oxford Vitality.
Good products, fast delivery
Shipping & Returns
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