Selenium is an essential trace element for our body because it is the active element of about 35 enzymes necessary for our metabolism (1). For 30 years, selenium has been the subject of many scientific studies that have confirmed its benefits for our health (2). Insufficient intake can result in a general decline in health, an increased sensitivity of our cells (especially those of the skin) to oxidative stress and a decrease in our immune defenses. Selenium comes only from our diet; we do not synthesize it (3,4). In mineral form, selenium presents intolerance problems (5,6).
Thanks to our enrichment process, our Spirulina metabolizes selenium from its mineral form to the organic form. We provide an ANTIOXIDANT: food supplement rich in bioavailable selenium.
1- Rayman, M.P. (2009) Selenoproteins and human health : insight from epidemiological data. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta, 1790, 1533-1540.
2- Rayman, M.P. (2000) The importance of selenium in human health. The Lancet. 356, 233-241.
3- Young, V. ed. (2000) Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Selenium and Carotenoids. Washington DC National Academic Press pp. 483-506.
4- Rayman, P.M. (1997) Dietary selenium: time to act. Low bioavailability in Britain and Europe could be contributing to cancers, cardiovascular disease and subfertility. Br. Med. J., 314, 387-388.
5- Combs GF Jr (2001) Selenium in global food systems. British Journal of Nutrition, 85, 517–547.
6- Neve, J. in: Collery, P. et al (Eds.) (1998) Bioavailability and safety of selenium supplements, John libbey Eurotext, Paris, p79.