Pharma Nord Selenoprecise 150 tablets
SelenoPrecise is a patented formulation designed for those individuals who wish to take supplemental selenium without any other added vitamins or minerals. Each tablet of SelenoPrecise contains 200mcg of organically bound selenium, with unique properties of high stability, absorption and safety.
Selenium is an essential trace element of fundamental importance to human health. People at risk of selenium deficiency include those with a restricted food intake (slimmers, vegetarians, the elderly), pregnant and lactating women, and those living in geographical regions with selenium depleted soils. It is recognized that soils in many areas of the world, including the UK, are deficient in selenium, often as a result of continual or intensive farming. This deficiency is manifest upwards through the food chain via plants and animals, culminating in man. In Scandinavian countries, selenium is added to agricultural fertilizers to increase depleted soil selenium levels, resulting in an increase in population average selenium intake from 30 to 90 microgram/day.
What does SelenoPrecise do?
Selenium is an essential component of the key antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which acts in concert with other types of antioxidants (particularly vitamin E) to protect the body from the effects of damaging free radicals. Selenium helps to maintain a healthy immune system, which is important in resistance to infectious bacteria and viruses. Selenium plays important roles in the control of normal thyroid hormone metabolism, and in maintaining fertility by promoting sperm motility. Selenium also helps to maintain normal skin and hair.
Dietary selenium always occurs in an organic form (i.e. bound to an amino acid such as methionine or cysteine), whereas selenium in supplements may be organic or inorganic in form. The absorption of organic selenium (selenomethionine, selenocysteine) is generally more efficient than for inorganic selenium (e.g. sodium selenite), and the absorption of organic forms of selenium is not reduced by concurrent intake of vitamin C. Selenium levels are depleted by smoking or drinking alcohol.
About Pharma Nord SelenoPrecise
SelenoPrecise is characterised by a high and stable content of more than 80% of organic l-selenomethionine, with a high bioavailability documented at more than 85% in humans. The safety of SelenoPrecise has been approved by the European Food safety authority (EFSA).
SelenoPrecise is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control. The preparation is blister packed for maximum bio-availability.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Are there any adverse effects from taking SelenoPrecise?
Toxic effects due to excessive selenium intake occur at doses greater than 900 mcg/day.
How much should you take?
Pharma Nord recommend 1 tablet of SelenoPrecise per day, to be taken with food.
The UK Recommended Daily Allowance for selenium is 55 mcg/day for women and 70 mcg/day for men. The average intake of selenium in the UK has been estimated to be approximately 31 mcg/day. A reduction in selenium intake within the UK population resulted from decreased imports of selenium rich wheat from the USA and Canada. The safe Upper Limit for selenium is 350mcg/day.