Selenium is most well known for its critical effects at supporting the immune system and as an antioxidant.
A study at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1996 found that people who took 200 mcg of selenium a day for four and a half years reduced their risk of getting cancer by 32% and their risk of death from cancer by 50%. Professor Harold Foster maintains in his book "The Real Cause of AIDS" that plasma selenium deficiency is the critical factor that allows HIV to turn to full blown AIDS, and that selenium supplementation may prevent this process.
* Please note the above claims are made by the authors of the above study and book, and are not representations made by The Finchley Clinic Ltd, or to be construed in any way as medical advice, or as a replacement for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Our selenium is derived from selenomethionine and is yeast free. Selenium supplements come in a number of different forms. Beware of cheap rubbish produced by some companies! Visit http://www.jacn.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/1 for an academic article on the differences between the better absorbed and poorer sources of selenium, safe and toxic intakes etc. Suffice it to say that the article suggests you can safely take a lot more than the one capsule per day suggested on the label if you have a serious health concern.
Ingredients per capsule: Selenomethionine 200mcg, vegan capsule (cellulose, water).
Net contents 60 capsules.
Directions: Take one per day with food or as directed by your practitioner.