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Selenium is an essential trace mineral and functions as part of the antioxidant
enzyme glutathione perioxidase and complements the actions of vitamin E. It is bonded to
the essential sulfur amino acid, methionine, in a naturally occurring form as found in the diet.
Selenium is found most abundantly in Brazil nuts, organ meats, seafood, and wheat germ.*
Selenium may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Some scientific evidence suggests that
consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, FDA has
determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral. Plant foods are the major sources of selenium
throughout the world; however, the content of selenium in food depends on the Selenium
content of the soil where plants are grown or animals are raised. It is naturally found in
Brazil nuts, organ meats, seafood, and wheat germ.
Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important
antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular
damage from free radicals. Many of the benefits of selenium are related to its role in the
production of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. This enzyme is a critical component of
the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms.
In addition to its antioxidant properties, Selenium plays a role in prostaglandin production,
thyroid hormone activation, and the maintenance of healthy immunity.*
1 , 90 servings per container
Rice Flour, Cellulose (capsule) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
As a dietary supplement, take one Vcap® daily, preferably with
meals. Dosages as high as 400 mcg/day (2 capsules daily) may be recommended by a
Does Not Contain
sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives
Intakes of selenium less than 900 micrograms daily (for adults) are unlikely to cause adverse
reactions. Do not exceed one capsule daily, except under the guidance of a health care
practitioner. Persons living in areas of high soil selenium, such as the Dakotas, should
consult a physician prior to use.
Serving Size is 1
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
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