Neulife Selenium is combined with vitamins A, C and E as all these ingredients are natural antioxidants. This mineral works particularly well when combined with vitamin E. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals. Free radicals have been linked to contributing towards certain diseases such as cancers. Antioxidants can also help with boosting our immune system, which is our body’s first line of defence when it comes to fighting illness. Selenium occurs naturally in the soil; however it is higher in some countries than other. Places where the levels are low have to supplement livestock with the mineral. This trace mineral is needed to aid the absorption of iodine, so it would be beneficial to take the two together. We need iodine to maintain a healthy functioning thyroid gland, which is responsible for making and releasing hormones into the body including thyroxine. Thyroid hormones affect the body’s metabolic rate and the levels of certain minerals in the body. Selenium could help regulate levels of triglycerides in the blood, meaning it could be useful in helping lowering LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol. This means it could slow down the progression of atherosclerosis, a condition which causes hardening and thickening of the artery walls. Selenium could also help to build up the white blood cells, which boost the body’s ability to fight infection and illness, thus it could play a role in helping to ensure a healthy functioning immune system.
- Strong antioxidant
- Aids the absorption of iodine
- Helps maintain a healthy functioning thyroid gland
- Can help lower cholesterol
- Can help the body’s ability to fight infection and illness