Information - Clinicians Selenium Oral Drops
Clinicians Selenium Oral Drops provides a high-potency formula of the antioxidant trace mineral Selenium in liquid format. Selenium is a trace mineral and an important part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. It is an effective antioxidant, especially when combined with Vitamin E. Working as part of this enzyme, selenium, or more specifically, the organic complexes selenocysteine and selenomethionine, helps protect intracellular structures by preventing the formation of damaging free radicals. Like other antioxidant supplements, selenium slows chemical aging and helps maintain elasticity of bodily tissues, organs, supports liver function, acts as a heavy metal antagonist, provides immune support, supports foetal development, supports healthy neurotransmitter function, eye health, supports thyroid hormone conversion, helps to produce Coenzyme Q10 and supports healthy cardiovascular function. In New Zealand, farm soils are deficient in selenium. Individuals consuming foreign produce may be getting enough selenium from their food but with this in mind however, selenium's protective antioxidant and cancer-protective functions require much greater intakes, which usually exceed recommended daily allowances. Selenium deficiency has been implicated in high rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory diseases, premature aging and immunodepression. Selenium is frequently lacking in Western diets, once again due to selenium deficient farmlands. Individuals at risk of selenium deficiency include high alcohol consumers, smokers, individuals with heavy metal poisoning and those not getting enough in their diets. Dietary sources of selenium include Brewer's yeast and wheat germ, liver, butter, fish and shellfish, garlic, grains, sunflower seeds and brazil nuts are all food sources for naturally occurring selenium. Herbal sources include alfalfa, burdock root, catnip, fennel seed, ginseng, raspberry leaf and yarrow. Clinicians Selenium Oral Drops provides a high-potency source of selenium in liquid format. Vitamins are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet.
Adults (12 years and older): Take 1 drop daily.
Children (under 12 years): Recommended dose is 3mcg per kg body weight.
Selenium (sodium selenate) *elemental selenium 150 mcg
Precautions and Contraindications: None known.
Pregnancy and Breast Feeding: Regarded as safe to take during these times. Use under supervision of a healthcare professional or pharmacist.