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Nutritionist’s Note

Selenium supports thyroid function, male and female fertility and cardiovascular health. NZ soils are selenium deficient, so it is important to supplement. This dropper supplement can be used in different doses for the whole family. 

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Clinicians Selenium Oral Drops

$19.50

Clinicians Selenium Oral Drops provides a high-potency source of selenium in liquid format. Each 3 drops provides 150mcg of Selenium from sodium selenate.

 

Selenium is a trace mineral and an important part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. It is an effective antioxidant, especially when combined with Vitamin E. Working as part of this enzyme, selenium, or more specifically, the organic complexes selenocysteine and selenomethionine, helps protect intracellular structures by preventing the formation of damaging free radicals.

 

Like other antioxidant supplements, selenium slows chemical aging and helps maintain elasticity of bodily tissues, organs, supports liver function, acts as a heavy metal antagonist, provides immune support, supports foetal development, supports healthy neurotransmitter function, eye health, supports thyroid hormone conversion, helps to produce Coenzyme Q10 and supports healthy cardiovascular function.

 

In New Zealand, farm soils are deficient in selenium. Individuals consuming foreign produce may be getting enough selenium from their food but with this in mind however, selenium’s protective functions require much greater intakes, which usually exceed recommended daily allowances. Selenium is frequently lacking in Western diets, once again due to selenium deficient farmlands. Individuals at risk of selenium deficiency include high alcohol consumers, smokers, individuals with heavy metal poisoning and those not getting enough in their diets.

 

Directions

Adults (12 years and older): Take 3 drops daily.

Children (under 12 years): Recommended dose is 3mcg per kg body weight per day.

Do not exceed 150mcg per day.

Each 30ml bottle should provide approximately 600 drops, or 200 doses at 3 drops per dose.

 

Precautions

Selenium toxicity has only been reported for doses exceeding 1000mcg per day over extended periods of time. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose (150mcg) unless under supervision of a health professional.

 

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Clinicians Selenium Oral Drops is regarded as safe to take during these times under health professional supervision to ensure appropriate dosing

 

 
 
 
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