Supports Your Thyroid Functions
Essential Trace Mineral
Essential trace mineral Seleno-Methionine supports your thyroid functions and has antioxidant effects, protecting your cells and blood against free radical injury.
Seleno-Methionine is an amino acid containing selenium, that is a nutritionally essential trace element for humans and animals.
Selenium is a cofactor to about 10 Selenoproteins in your body – the most important of these appears to be GPX (glutathione peroxidase).
Enables Glutathione Anti-oxidant Effects
GPX uses glutathione to reduce hydrogen peroxide, protecting your cells and blood against free radical injury. GPX activity depends on an adequate supply of dietary selenium.
Recently, selenium (as selenocysteine) has been identified in two important enzymes (type 1 and 3 iodothyronine deiodinases) regulating the formation and degradation of the active thyroid hormone T3 (triiodothyronine).
Selenium and vitamin E appear to have synergistic effects, since some signs of vitamin E deficiency in animals can be alleviated by dietary selenium.
Dietary selenium is generally well absorbed and utilized in the body. The richest food sources of selenium are seafood and organ meats, followed by muscle meats, cereals and grains, and dairy products. Fruits and vegetables are typically low in selenium, and low selenium status has been reported in vegetarians.