Dietary intakes of selenium in the UK during the 70’s were nearly twice the level we consume today! Moreover, official figures from MAFF show that the selenium intake for 80% of adults in the UK is now below the recommended daily intake.
This situation is due in part to the reduction in imports of selenium-rich, high protein wheat used for bread making from North America, coupled with the wide usage of selenium-antagonistic artificial fertilisers and acid rain exposure.
Although the significance of this mineral was not widely acknowledged until 1979, this trace mineral is essential for many body processes. The mineral is present throughout the body but is most abundant in the kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas and testes.
As a vital component of the body’s antioxidant defence system, a key player in thyroxine metabolism as well as an invaluable nutrient in reproductive health, falling dietary intakes are a real cause for concern.
Selenium acts as an antioxidant, which are substances that help our bodies to destroy or quench harmful free radicals that are produced quite naturally in the human body and which, if allowed to proceed unchecked, can harm tissues and organs.
Lamberts® has selected the organic Seleno-L-Methionine form of selenium because of its superior absorption. Each tablet contains 200µg of selenium which is twice the level found in most products. Produced in premises that operate to stringent pharmaceutical standards of GMP.
The most abundant sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, seafood, poultry and meats. Grains, particularly oats and brown rice, may also have significant amounts, depending on the selenium content of the soil in which they were grown.
An off white clear coated round tablet.
Each tablet delivers:
|Selenium (as Seleno L-Methionine)||200µg|
Tableted / Encapsulated with:
See product label.
Less than 1 hour.
Suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians and Lactose and Gelatin Free.
The following list of allergens are excluded: Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk and milk products, Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish and Yeast.
None known at recommended usage
To be stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light, keep it out of reach of smallest children.