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Minerals - Selenium 100 mcg Caps (250 Count)

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  • General Health and Wellness
  • Heart Health – Cardiovascular Support
  • Healthy Aging
  • Bone, Joint, and Musculoskeletal
  • Immune Support
  • Quick Notes:

    • Selenium is an essential trace mineral!
    • Highly bioavailable amino acid form!
    • Essential component of glutathione – an important antioxidant!
    • Supports proper thyroid function!
    • Supports eye and cardiovascular health!
    • Works with vitamin E to protect cell membranes against free radical damage!
    • Convenient, easy-to-swallow capsules!
       

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    Quick Notes:

    • Selenium is an essential trace mineral!
    • Highly bioavailable amino acid form!
    • Essential component of glutathione – an important antioxidant!
    • Supports proper thyroid function!
    • Supports eye and cardiovascular health!
    • Works with vitamin E to protect cell membranes against free radical damage!
    • Convenient, easy-to-swallow capsules!
       

    Overview:

    Our Selenium 100mcg is derived from selenomethionine and is available in easy-to-swallow capsules.

    Selenium is an essential trace mineral and potent antioxidant. Selenium is an important component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. It helps protect cells against free radicals damage which is produced during normal oxygen metabolism. It works synergistically with Vitamin E to protect cells from free radicals; this combination may support immune and cardiovascular health.

    Selenium can be toxic at high doses (more than one milligram a day or more than 1000 mcg a day)
     

    Research Indicates:

    • Powerful antioxidant that protects cell membranes and intracellular structural membranes from lipid peroxidation
    • May support cardiovascular health
    • Low dietary intake of selenium has been linked to higher rates of various degenerative diseases
    • May support healthy immune function.
    • May help rid the body of toxic heavy metals
    • May support healthy brain function.
    • Reduced Selenium levels have been linked to joint disorders

    Ingredients

    Men's Health

    Minerals

    Selenium

    Selenomethionine

    Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily with meals.

    Storage:

    Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.

    Potential Interactions with Selenium:

    • If you are taking dimercaprol please consult with your primary health care professional before taking this product.

    • Large doses (800 mcgs or more daily) can cause toxicity with symptoms such as: loss of hair and nails, skin lesions, nervous system abnormalities, digestive problems and garlicky breath. Consult a health care practitioner if you experience any of these symptoms while taking selenium.

    • In long term clinical studies, no adverse effects were reported at use levels of 200 mcgs per day, in the form of an organic selenium supplement.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!
    1.     Reid ME, Duffield-Lillico AJ, Garland L, et al. Selenium supplementation and lung cancer incidence: an update of the nutritional prevention of cancer trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002;11:1285-1291.

    2.     Reid ME, Duffield-Lillico AJ, Sunga A, et al. Selenium supplementation and colorectal adenomas: an analysis of the nutritional prevention of cancer trial. Int J Cancer. 2005 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print]

    3.     Bardia A, Tleyjeh IM, Cerhan JR, et al. Efficacy of antioxidant supplementation in reducing primary cancer incidence and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis. M ayo Clin Proc. 2008;83:23-34.

    4.     Yu SY, Zhu YJ, Li WG. Protective role of selenium against hepatitis B virus and primary liver cancer in Qidong. Biol Trace Elem Res. 1997;56:117-124.

    5.     Tanaka T, Makita H, Kawabata K, et al. 1,4-phenylenebis(methylene)selenocyanate exerts exceptional chemopreventive activity in rat tongue carcinogenesis. Cancer Res. 1997;57:3644-3648.

    6.     Yan L, Yee JA, McGuire MH, et al. Effect of dietary supplementation of selenite on pulmonary metastasis of melanoma cells in mice. Nutr Cancer. 1997;28:165-169.

    7.     Knekt P, Heliovaara M, Aho K, et al. Serum selenium, serum alpha-tocopherol, and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis [abstract]. Epidemiology. 2000;11:402-405.

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Minerals

    • What are minerals?

      A mineral is a class of naturally occurring compounds that do not have a carbon basis. Minerals make up 60-80% of all the inorganic or non-carbon-containing material in the body. Dietary minerals help ensure the body works properly. Minerals not only build skeletal and soft tissues, they also regulate processes such as heartbeat, blood clotting, fluid pressure, nerves, muscle contractions, oxygen transport, pH balance, enzyme, and hormone systems.

       

      Minerals fall into two categories: macro minerals and micro minerals.  There are seven macro minerals: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur.  They are present in virtually every cell in the body. The body requires a minimum of 100 milligrams (mg) of each per day for normal functioning and well-being.  

       

      Micro minerals are also described as trace minerals. They are required in smaller quantities; typically less than 100 mg per day. A few examples of micro minerals include chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc.  

    • What is an Amino Acid Chelate?

      In 1999, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Günter Blobel. Dr. Blobel’s dissertation stated that minerals require protein chaperones for optimal bioavailability and assimilation. Amino acid chelates are minerals that are bound to amino acids for improved bioavailability. The chelate molecules effectively push the mineral into the blood stream similar to food.

      Amino acids cross the intestinal wall with relative ease. By connecting the mineral to an amino acid it improves bioavailability. The amino acid is able to transport the mineral across the intestinal lining into the body, so it can be effectively utilized. 

    • What is Calcium and What Does it Do?

      Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium helps muscles contractions, nerve signaling, and blood clotting. About 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is in our bones and teeth. Each day, we lose calcium through our bodies that we can only replace with dietary sources. When we do not consume enough calcium for our body’s needs, it is taken from our bones.

       

      Many Americans do not get the proper amount of calcium they require daily which can lead to bone loss, low bone density, and even broken bones.

       

    • How Much Calcium Do You Need?

      The amount of calcium you need every day depends on your age and sex.

       

      Women

      Age 50 & younger

      1,000 mg* daily

      Age 51 & older

      1,200 mg* daily

       

      Men

      Age 70 & younger

      1,000 mg* daily

      Age 71 & older

      1,200 mg* daily

      *This includes the total amount of calcium you get from food and supplements

    • Why are vitamin D, betaine and glutamic acid in Cal-Mag-Zinc?

      Vitamin D increases calcium absorption. Betaine and glutamic acid provide assistance for proper breakdown and utilization of calcium

    • What is the Calcium and Vitamin D relationship?

      Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium. Most calcium supplements contain some vitamin D.

    • What is betaine HCl?

      Betaine is a metabolite of choline. It donates methyl groups, which can be important for vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) absorption and DNA and homocysteine metabolism. Betaine HCl is betaine with hydrochloride added to help ionize calcium for absorption.

    • What are the vegetable sources of the stearates in the Cal-Mag-Zinc Tabs?

      The calcium stearate is from limestone and the stearic acid is from palm kernel oil.

    • What citrus fruit flavors the Chewable Calcium?

      The citrus flavor is derived from oranges and pomelo (a type of citrus fruit)?

    • What are the sources of Cal-Mag Citrate Complex?

      As listed on the label, the calcium sources are the following: citrate is from citrus fruit and ascorbate is from calcium ascorbate.

       

      The calcium source in ascorbate is carbonate, which is derived from highly purified limestone. The starting material of ascorbate is dextrose, which is isolated from corn. Dextrose is converted to ascorbic acid through many steps. One important purifying step called crystallization removes all possible impurities and antigens. The carbonate is then bound to ascorbic acid to form calcium ascorbate. It is a highly absorbable form of calcium that provides vitamin C as a carrier.

       

      Note: For all our products that contain carbonate as a source of calcium, the carbonate is derived from highly purified limestone.

    • Is calcium carbonate well absorbed?

      Both the carbonate and citrate forms are similarly well absorbed, but individuals with reduced levels of stomach acid can absorb calcium citrate more easily. The body absorbs calcium carbonate most efficiently when the supplement is consumed with food. The percentage of calcium absorbed depends on the total amount of elemental calcium consumed at one time; as the amount increases, the percentage absorption decreases. Absorption is highest in doses ≤500 mg

    • Is it normal for the Cal-Mag-Zinc tabs to have a bad smell sometimes?

      The unpleasant odor is normal and does not imply an inferior product. Some of the more natural ingredients naturally are odorous. Nevertheless, our quality group takes substantial measures to ensure your materials are within specification for yeast, mold, and several other microbiological contaminants.

       

    • Can large doses of magnesium cause intestinal discomfort?

      Yes. Magnesium in large doses may cause intestinal discomfort. We suggest taking smaller, more frequent doses of the magnesium product.

    • Why are there scuffing marks on the Cal-Mag Chelate Tabs and other mineral tablets?

      From time to time scuffing is observed in products that contain minerals. Whenever the tablet ejects from the manufacturing equipment, the contact/rubbing of the powder with the die can causes a grayish streak. All vitamin manufactures have this issue, but most cover it up with a synthetic coating. We prefer natural tablets over synthetic coatings.

    • Why are there only 99 mg of potassium in the Potassium Tabs, 99 mg?

      Because potassium is readily available in common foods, too much supplemental potassium could cause a person to become hyperkalemic, which just means a blood potassium level that is too high. This stresses the kidneys because they are trying to excrete the potassium to keep the body in homeostasis (balance); and because potassium is an electrolyte, hyperkalemia can cause dangerously low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. So because the side effects of too much potassium can be dangerous and life threatening, the FDA regulates how much can be consumed in supplements as 99 mg/serving, and higher doses require a doctor’s supervision by prescription.

    • Is Chromium GTF more readily absorbed than Chromium Picolinate? Is there any reason to take one form over the other? What is the difference in the two?

      Just a little history first: in the 1950’s a form of chromium was found in brewer’s yeast called GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) chromium and had been shown to lower plasma glucose levels in diabetic mice. This chromium form is also known as trivalent chromium, which has three chemical bonds formed by the atoms and according to studies, may provide better bioavailability although regular chromium picolinate has also been shown to be highly absorbed in the body and effective. Trivalent chromium is naturally found in egg yolks, whole grain products, brewer’s yeast, high-bran breakfast cereals, coffee, nuts, green beans, broccoli, meat, wine and beer. Chromium Picolinate is a salt of picolinic acid. Picolinic acid is made up of 6 carbons and niacin and acts as a “chelating” agent that bonds with the mineral chromium so it is absorbed properly in the body. It is important that they are paired together so good absorption takes place.

                                 

    • Was there a recent change to the tablet size of the Chelated Magnesium Tabs?

      There was a change recently. The tablets used to look scuffed and appear gray and now we added a natural colorant and increased the cellulose so the tablets are larger with no scuffed or grey appearance.

       

    • Where is the potassium in Potassium Tabs, 99 mg derived? Does it come from seaweed?

      It is derived from earth mining, not seaweed. The raw potassium chloride is dissolved and the resulting brine is purified

    • Is there a link between high calcium intake and kidney stones?

      At one time it was thought that a high calcium intake contributed to the development of kidney stones. However, recent studies show that a high dietary calcium intake actually decreases the risk for kidney stones. One of the main factors of kidney stones is eating foods high in oxalic acid such as spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb and beans. Another factor is reduced fluid consumption. A high dietary calcium intake does not reduce calcium absorption. What may nutritionally help prevent kidney stones is to take one of our calcium supplements with magnesium. Magnesium helps keep the calcium flowing in solution inside the kidneys, so it does not form deposits.

    • What is the source of the Chelated Iron?

      Iron chelate is the rice protein based generation of mineral chelates. Enzymatically digested rice protein is selected because of its favorable bio-sensitive properties and high ratio of essential amino acids. Other beneficial nutrients are also included in balanced ratios to improve reaction affinity and enhance nutritional applications, such as citric acid, aspartic acid and glycine. The iron sources are ferrous fumarate and ferrous sulfate.

       

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