Biotics Research Se-Zyme Forte - 100 tabs
Biotics Research's Se-Zyme Forte supplies selenium as a whole food, phytochemically bound vegetable culture. Selenium is an essential trace element possessing antioxidant properties, and is key to the production of glutathione peroxidases. Consider whenever supplemental selenium is indicated.
Selenium is an essential element, classified in a group of proteins called the selenoproteins, which are synthesized through the involvement of sulfurcontaining amino acids and selenium. As a required trace mineral, it is known that selenium plays a significant role in immune function, as a protectant against harmful exposure to heavy metals, in particular mercury, as a co-factor for glutathione peroxidase, and as a synergist to vitamin E. Additionally, it is an integral part of the enzyme type 1 iodothyronine deiodinase, which is required for the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3). It is also particularly important in males, as a regulator of male hormones and as a supporter of prostate function. As an antioxidant, it plays important roles in both the detoxification of peroxides and free radicals. Lastly, selenium is showing promise in the arena of inhibiting viral replication.
The proprietary vegetable culture source of Se-Zyme ForteTM allows for the superior uptake and bioavailability of Se-Zyme ForteTM. Each tablet of Se-Zyme ForteTM supplies 100 mcg of selenium in a true, whole food form from a non-yeast source. It is often advised to take selenium with meals as vitamin E, vitamin C, and likely vitamin A are known to enhance absorption and bioactivity. Zinc and selenium may be antagonistic, therefore it is preferable that they be taken separately if used at therapeutic or greater than RDI levels. Patients on long-term zinc supplementation may induce selenium deficiency and vice versa.