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Healthy Origins Seleno Excell 180 200mcg Tablets
Healthy Origins Seleno Excell is a natural, high selenium supplement containing selenium in its organically bound natural food form.
200mcg
180 Tablets
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OUR PRICE: £8.94
Now Foods Selenium 250 100mcg Tablets
Now Foods Selenium is a GMP Quality Assured and vegetarian form of this important mineral supplement.
100mcg
250 Tablets
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OUR PRICE: £13.24
Jarrow Formulas Selenium Synergy 60 200mcg Capsules
Jarrow Formulas Selenium Synergy is made with methylselenocysteine, a highly effective form of this essential trace mineral, and combined with BroccoMax + Vitamins B2 & E for added nutritional benefit.
200mcg
60 Capsules
In Stock
OUR PRICE: £13.01
 
Selenium Supplements

What is Selenium?

Selenium is an essential mineral that is needed in trace amounts for the correct function of many bodily processes.


There are two main types of selenium, organic and inorganic. The inorganic selenium is contained in our soils and taken up by plants and converted into organic selenium and available to humans as food.


The body uses selenium for creating DNA and proper thyroid function. It also plays an important role in the reproductive and immune systems.

Selenium Deficiency.

People who live in areas with low selenium in the soil are prone to selenium deficiency. This is not so much the case in the developed world where food is consumed from a very wide range. However many food producing areas have low selenium soil content due to intensive farming techniques. Other groups at risk are people undergoing kidney dialysis and those living with HIV.


Due to selenium's important role in maintaining a healthy immune system a deficiency can lead to many types of health issues. Once an infection sets in a disease called Keshan disease, a disease of the heart muscle, can develop. Selenium deficiency has also been linked to male infertility and a type of osteoporosis called Kashin-Beck disease.


Selenium: Recommended Daily Allowance*:

Age Male Female Pregnancy Lactation
0-6 months 15 15    
7-12 months 20 20    
1-3 years 20 20    
4-8 years 30 30    
9-13 years 40 40    
14-18 years 55 55 60 70
19-50 years 55 55 60 70
50+ years 55 55    
         
*All measurements expressed in mcg.