Selenium (Food State)
Ancient Purity presents Food Grade Selenium, this supplement created from Selenium Yeast was shown by the European Food Standards Agency to be the cleanest, safest and most bio-available form of Selenium. Protecting cells and supporting normal cell health is probably the most significant reason why many holistic health practitioners recommend taking Selenium. Additionally, Selenium is an essential trace mineral that promotes numerous bodily processes. Sufficient Selenium intake can help the normal function of the immune system, aid with fertility (normal spermatogenesis) the maintenance of normal hair and nails, normal thyroid function and the protection of cells from oxidative stress; it is therefore an antioxidant. Long-term total selenium intake from all sources should not exceed 400µg per day, 1 Vegan Tabelt provides 100µg, stored in a Miron 'Dark Violet' Glass Jar.
At Ancient Purity we consider Selenium vital and often a missing part of someone's good health. Selenium as a trace element was discovered nearly 200 years ago. Today, it’s recognised as an essential mineral for human health. While researchers suspect Selenium may support cardiovascular health, cognitive health, and thyroid health as we mentioned in the above short preview... A powerhouse mineral in cellular health, Selenium fights against the build-up of harmful free radicals in your cells, whilst supporting normal cell health because of its powerful ability to reduce free radicals. Selenium is an active component of glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme with potent antioxidant properties.
Although researchers have long believed that glutathione peroxidase was primarily responsible for Selenium’s cell health support, more recent studies show there may be yet another function of Selenium. It turns out that it doesn’t matter what form of Selenium we take if we just want to use it for glutathione production but for truly optimal support for cellular health, the form makes all the difference and Ancient Purity strongly now believe that it's Food-State Selenium all the way. It's Bio-available, Clean, safe and Effective, what's more our Food Source Selenium from Selenium Yeast was made in the UK, so we can trace and trust totally. Let us explain whats so incredible about this Mineral.
Selenium - Benefits & Points to Research
- Food State Selenium Yeast.
- Clean, Absorbable, Highly Effective.
- 100µg Bio-available Vegan Tablets.
- Essential Mineral for human health.
- Improves Blood Flow.
- Cognitive Support.
- Helps Regulate Thyroid Function.
- Cellular Health.
- Immunity Mineral.
- Cardiovascular Support.
- Fertility (spermatogenesis) and Pregnancy.
- Longevity Mineral.
- Supports Hair & Nails.
- May Help Reduce Respiratory Issues.
Some scientific studies have investigated the use of Selenium for the treatment of dozens of conditions that range from respiratory issues to swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints, thyroid disorder and heart conditions. The risk of these conditions will increase as we age, so consuming it can help defend the body and may contribute to a longer life. Many naturopaths recommend Selenium supplements to treat pimples, breathing difficulties, inflamed tendons, male infertility problems and postmenopausal disorders in women, among other conditions. According to some recent research, Selenium benefits immunity because it is needed for the proper functioning of the immune system and can also be a key nutrient in counteracting the development of viruses. It has the ability to fight the ageing process and help the immune system by reducing free radical damage. It has a synergistic effect with other antioxidants like Vitamin E, enabling the body to fight against prostate and colon issues. As an essential component of glutathione peroxidase, it helps carry out important enzyme processes that protect lipids (fats) in cell membranes. It’s needed to fight oxidative degradation of cells and protect against mutation and DNA damage that can cause health issues.
Cognitive Health… Memory loss and other cognitive issues severe enough to interfere with daily life is a devastating condition that negatively affects reasonable thinking and behaviour. In the US it’s the sixth-leading cause of death. The number of people suffering from mental decline is increasing. Thus, finding ways to prevent this degenerative illness is imperative. It is believed that oxidative stress is involved in both the onset and progression of several serious neurological issues. A number of researches have shown that patients with cognitive issues have lower Selenium blood levels! In addition, some studies revealed that antioxidants in both supplements and foods might improve memory in patients with the well-known and feared neurological disorder. For those wishing to experience mental clarity throughout their life, Ancient Purity’s Selenium might be the solution.
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Fertility and Pregnancy... Selenium benefits fertility because it is required for proper sperm motility and also increases blood flow, two key components involved in conception and beating infertility. It is incorporated in the sperm mitochondria capsule and may affect the behaviour and function of the sperm as they move through the vaginal canal. It appears that both low and high sperm Selenium concentrations can have a negative influence on the number of sperm, therefore aiming to meet the recommendation, but not too far exceed, it is important for fertility. Some studies also show that this may even reduce the risk of miscarriage, but at this point more research has been dedicated to infertility in men than in women when it comes to Selenium supplementation.
Breathing & Respiratory... Observational studies have demonstrated that patients with chronic long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs may have lower levels of Selenium. According to studies, when people with respiratory issues took Selenium supplements, they experienced less respiratory-related symptoms than those who took a placebo. Experts think that supplementation may be a useful add-on treatment to medication for patients with chronic asthma. However, more research is needed before this becomes a regular practice, as researchers have yet to determine the mineral’s full effect on lung function.
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Selenium and Thyroid Function
Selenium plays a pivotal role in keeping healthy thyroid function. A research published in the International Journal of Endocrinology and Nature Reviews Endocrinology indicates that having a sufficient level of Selenium in the body might help preventing thyroid issues. This could particularly be true for women. However, more scientific study is underway that will help informing how Selenium supplements might promote thyroid health. More on this later.Research now suggests that there is a link between thyroid metabolism and Selenium deficiency. This mineral acts as a catalyst for the production of active thyroid hormones.
If you imagine that your body is a manufacturing facility, then your thyroid would be the main boss in charge of regulating the whole operating system, so when the thyroid isn’t working properly, there are many serious, noticeable consequences. The thyroid gland controls numerous important everyday body functions, including appetite, sleep, temperature, weight, energy and more. A problem with proper thyroid function can result in negative symptoms, such as irritability, muscle weakness, fatigue, weight gain or loss, trouble sleeping, and other issues, therefore acquiring proper amounts of Selenium benefits the thyroid and body in many important ways. It acts as a powerful protector of the thyroid, and it regulates the production of reactive oxygen within the gland and protects it from antibodies that can create thyroid issues.
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The many Health Benefits of Selenium
Heart Health... Low Selenium concentrations are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions. Supplements or an increase of Selenium-rich foods may be able to help prevent coronary heart issues. It’s believed that it can benefit heart health due to its ability to fight inflammation, increase blood flow, reduce free radical oxidative stress and help with antioxidant activity.
Boost your Metabolism… the chemical reactions in the body's cells that change food into energy is known as metabolism. Without metabolism we wouldn’t be alive, it is as simple as that! The immune system keeps your body healthy by recognising and combatting potential threats. These include parasites, bacteria and viruses. Selenium plays a significant part in the health of our immune systems. This powerful antioxidant assists to lower oxidative stress in our bodies which enhances immunity and reduces inflammation. Scientific research has demonstrated that increased blood levels of Selenium are linked to improved immune response. On the other hand, Selenium deficiency has been shown to damage immune cell function and might lead to a much slower immune response. Additionally, Ancient Purity’s Selenium supplements might aid strengthening the immune system in people with the flu, bacterial infections, and inflammation of the liver.
Powerful Antioxidant… you might have heard a lot of talk about antioxidants. However, few people know how they function and what they really are. In a nutshell, antioxidants are molecules which combat an excess of free radicals (Unstable atoms that can damage cells) in our bodies. Free radicals are normal by-products of processes such as metabolism that are daily created in our bodies. They usually get a bad rap, but they are essential for our health. Free radicals perform significant functions, including protecting our bodies from illnesses. However, things like stress, alcohol abuse and smoking cigarettes can cause an excess of free radicals leading to oxidative stress, that harm healthy cells. Oxidative stress has been associated with several severe chronic health conditions, as well as premature ageing and the risk of a condition that happens when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off. Antioxidants like Selenium help decreasing oxidative stress by keeping the numbers of free radicals in check. They function by neutralising excess free radicals and protecting cells from damage caused by oxidative stress.
Selenium is found in Healthy Soils
Symptoms of Selenium deficiency could be the reason someone is suffering with one or more of the following... infertility, poor immune function and cognitive decline. While not as serious, deficiency symptoms can include reproductive issues, muscle weakness, chronic exhaustion, brain fog, thyroid dysfunction, and hair loss. Selenium deficiency is more likely based on the following factors... not eating selenium foods very often and residing in the UK, US, China, Africa and certain parts in Europe. The content of Selenium in soil differs a lot depending on the location. For example, certain studies show concern that parts of Europe , the United Kingdom and Africa, have soil low in Selenium levels and the populations living in those areas may be suffering from compromised immunity because of this.
Consuming foods grown in poor quality soil — even in food sources, the amount of Selenium is largely dependent on soil conditions that the food grew in — therefore even within the same food, levels of Selenium can vary widely, and Selenium benefits may be found in crops grown in certain locations more so than others. According to research, populations of the Eastern Coastal Plain and the Pacific Northwest of the USA have the lowest levels due to the soil in those areas. These populations on average consume 60-90 micrograms per day which is still considered to be adequate intake but less than other populations where the soil is more Selenium-rich. People being affected by chronic bone disorder or undergoing kidney dialysis and living with and immune issue have higher risks. Selenium can be found in soil and you might get it from food sources, however certain groups of people are more likely to be deficient, 2 types, selenate and selenite, are found predominantly in water, whereas the other two types are the kinds found in soil and therefore in food sources. For humans, the primary pathway of consuming it is through food, followed by water and then by air.
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Selenium as an element was discovered by the Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1817. Berzelius determined the atomic weights of numerous elements and created a chemical symbols system. First it was assumed to be a poison, but in the 1950s scientists came to the conclusion that Selenium was an essential mineral. Selenium is known as an essential mineral, which means the human body needs it in order to function but doesn’t produce it on its own. The powerful mineral Selenium is found in healthy soils. Naturally Selenium appears in water and several foods. While humans only need a tiny amount, Selenium plays an essential part in DNA synthesis, reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, and protection from infections and oxidative damage. Most Selenium in our body is stored in muscle tissue, although our thyroid glands hold the highest concentration of Selenium due to several selenoproteins that help with thyroid function.
Selenium’s amount of in soils around the globe varies hugely. As a result the foods cultivated on these soils contain different levels of Selenium. For example, In the United States, the Pacific Northwest as well as the Eastern Coastal Plain contain the lowest levels of Selenium. People in these territories naturally consume approximately 60 to 90 mcg of Selenium daily from their diet. Did you know that Iodine and Selenium have a synergistic relationship which is particularly important for a healthy thyroid? Iodine is a component of thyroid hormone, and Selenium as a selenoprotein helping to change the thyroid hormone into its active form. Both minerals are needed by the thyroid in correct amounts; too much of one might contribute to a deficiency of the other.
“While I was dealing with extensive brain issues, the corporate medical profession made no mention of the proven benefits of coconut oil, high doses of vitamin B-12, B-100 complex, Tumeric, Alpha Lipoic Acid, 5-HTP, Creatine, DHEA, Selenium, Ginko Biloba, Vincpocetine and CoQ10.” - Steven Magee
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- Selenium (From Mineral enhanced yeast).
- Plant based Tablet from Microcrystalline cellulose; vegetable stearic acid.
- Take 1 tablet daily with food supplement or as directed by a practitioner, do not exceed recommended daily intake.
- Long-term Selenium intake from all sources should not exceed 400µg per day.
- Brand: Ancient Purity
- Size: 90 Tablets.
- Container: Miron Glass Jar.
- Storage: Keep in a cool dry place. Consume within 4 months.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1-2 years.
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