Trophic - Selenium - with C & ERegular price $10.99
Selenium is a trace mineral essential to health. Selenium, Vitamin C and Vitamin E are synergistic antioxidants. Trophic Selenium with C & E is formulated to help support the immune system. These antioxidants prevent free radical accumulation in the system and are active in helping the body neutralize environmental carcinogens, thus supporting healthy cell growth and protecting the liver and cardiovascular system. The addition of Vitamin C assists in maintaining healthy bones and skin and promotes the body's absorption of iron. The special synergistic relationship means that each ingredient reacts with the others to improve their individual effectiveness. The Trophic Selenium with C & E combination is so powerful that antioxidant action is provided against all sources of free radicals, in every cell of the body.
Selenium regulates fat metabolism by controlling the production of thyroid hormone.
Selenium is an important trace mineral that people may be deficient in because they eat food from areas where the selenium content of the soil is low. Selenium’s most important function is as an antioxidant where it protects the cell from damage and prevents the oxidation of other vitamins and nutrients. It does this by neutralizing free radicals.
They are unstable molecules that in their bid to become more stable must bump into healthy cells and cause damage. Free radicals contribute to cardiovascular disease by producing oxidized LDL cholesterol, which causes atherosclerotic plaques.
Selenium’s antioxidant properties also help in healthy immune function and healthy cell growth. It is believed to be an anti-aging vitamin because as an antioxidant it protects the body against environmental pollutants other substances that and lead to aging.
Selenium regulates fat metabolism by controlling the production of thyroid hormone. Selenium and vitamin E act together to produce the antibodies which are important for protecting the body from infections. Selenium supplementation is particularly important for men because selenium concentrates in the testicles and is lost through seminal fluid. Selenium, vitamin E and zinc have been shown to reduce prostate inflammation. Selenium has been used to treat many conditions including male infertility, asthma, arthritis, cataracts, AIDS, hypothyroidism, alcoholic cirrhosis and high blood pressure.
Selenium supplements are available in tablet or capsule form. Selenium is often grown on yeast and may not be suitable for those who are sensitive to yeast or have a tendency towards candida infections. Selenomethionine is another highly active form of selenium that does not contain yeast. Selenium works well with vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta-carotene and can often be found in a complex with these other antioxidants.
Selenium levels may be decreased by high dose corticosteroid therapy (prednisone).
Vitamin C is the most widely used supplement. Humans cannot manufacture their own vitamin C; therefore it must be taken in through the diet. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that is used all over the body. It speeds tissue growth and repair, supports hormone production, increases immune system functioning and protects the body from toxins. It also regulates cholesterol, blood pressure and blood clotting.
There are several types of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is the basic form. To buffer the natural acidity of vitamin C manufacturers can bind it to other molecules. Two examples are calcuim ascorbate (Ester-C) and ascorbyl palmitate. It also makes vitamin C easier for the body to absorb and decreases the loss of the vitamin through the urine. This increases the cost of the supplement but it is beneficial to those taking high doses of vitamin C and those who cannot tolerate acidic substances.
Vitamin E is a group of fat-soluble vitamins that act as antioxidants and thus neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules with an unpaired electron that are extremely reactive and damage surrounding cell membranes, fats, and fat soluble vitamins and nutrients. We encounter free radicals through environmental exposures, such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun (UV rays).
In doses less than 150IU per day, Vitamin E has been shown to increase life-span (by reducing all-cause mortality). Vitamin E is well known for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in a few different ways. First, it decreases platelet aggregation (clot formation), thus allowing the blood to flow more freely and bring more oxygen to the tissues. Also, as an antioxidant, vitamin E protects our artery walls from damage and prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, both of which contribute to arterial plaque formation when left untreated.