A superior form of selenium
- Supports normal cell growth and development
- Promotes glutathione production
- Supports proper immune function
SeMet is selenium, found in such plants as broccoli and garlic when grown in exceedingly rich soil. Selenium is an antioxidant for the maintenance of good health.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
- Selenium (Selenomethionine) 55 mcg
Key Feature: A highly potent and effective form of selenium
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily with a meal, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Cautions: None Known
Pregnancy/Nursing: No studies, best to avoid
Source: Pharmaceutical synthesis
- Supports normal cell growth and differentiation
- Immune support
Complementary Products: Active Green Tea, AHCC, Curcumin Active
Protection from the Body’s Enemies
SeMet is selenomethionine, a superior form of selenium. Selenium is an important nutrient that is needed for the production of glutathione peroxidase, a powerful antioxidant that helps rid the body of dangerous free radicals. Selenium is also needed for the immune system to function properly. Selenium deficiency lowers important immune factors, and selenium supplementation increases immune defenses.
Your Ally Against Cancer
Selenium is well established as a cancer-fighting nutrient. It works to cause cancer cells to commit cellular suicide without affecting normal cells, as opposed to inorganic selenium which damages both healthy and cancerous cells, leading to toxic cell death. SeMet regulates cellular growth to block cancer cells early on and it can stunt the growth of tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
The Best of the Best
Not all forms of selenium are equal. SeMet is less toxic and more potent than other forms of selenium. Selenium’s cancer-fighting strength is linked to its formation of methylselenol. SeMet has been shown to be directly and easily converted into this important metabolite.
How Much Selenium is in Your Soil?
Selenium is now well established as a potent cancer-fighting trace mineral. Areas of the world with more selenium-rich soil have lower cancer rates, and a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in the 1990s showed that men taking a daily 200 microgram selenium supplement experienced a 37% lower risk of developing new cancer, and a whopping 50% lower risk of cancer death.
Methylselenol is the Key
But not all forms of selenium are equal in their cancer-fighting properties. To everyone’s surprise, the last decade of scientific research has found that selenium’s anticancer effect is not due to its use as part of antioxidant or detoxifying compounds in the body. It’s also not linked to absolute tissue levels of selenium achieved by a given form of selenium, or to its ability to boost the immune system. Instead, the cancer-fighting potency of any form of selenium is linked to its ability to form methylselenol, a critical selenium metabolite in the body.
More Power, Less Risk
Organic forms of selenium like selenomethionine are directly and easily converted into this key cancer-fighting metabolite by enzymes in the body called methioninases. In contrast, conventional inorganic (selenite or selenate) selenium supplements are not easily converted to methylselenol. Selenomethionine has also been shown to be a very safe form of selenium. It provides a natural, stable and easily absorbed form of the mineral. As a result, SeMet is simultaneously more potent in its cancer-battling prowess, and less toxic per unit of cancer-fighting punch, than other forms of selenium.
Natural, Superior SeMet
SeMet is a natural form of selenium, and is estimated to make up about half of the selenium obtained from dietary sources. It is the main form in which the body stores selenium, and is easily used by the body and has been shown to have a bioavailability at least 1.5 – 2 times higher than inorganic forms of selenium.
This form of selenium has been shown to be effective in fighting cancer. In one human trial involving 238 patients with mild or moderate esophageal squamous dysplasia were supplemented with 200mcg of selenomethionine and/or 200mg of the drug celecoxib twice daily for 10 months. After 10 months it was found that although neither selenomethionine nor celecoxib inhibited esophageal squamous carcinogenesis for all high-risk subjects, supplementation with selenomethionine did have a protective effect among subjects with mild esophageal squamous dysplasia at baseline.
Actions of SeMet:
Apoptosis vs Necrosis: Inorganic selenium kills cancer cells through nonselective damage to the DNA and cell membranes of both healthy cells and cancer cells, leading to toxic cell death (necrosis). SeMet selectively activates cancer cells’ “suicide program” (apoptosis) without damage to healthy cells.
Gene expression: SeMet regulates cellular growth programs, inhibiting cancer cells earlier in the cell cycle than does inorganic selenium.
Angiogenesis: SeMet may also act by cutting off the growing tumor’s blood supply more effectively than the common selenium supplements, without interfering with the growth of blood vessels in normal, healthy tissue. By any measure, SeMet has proven itself to be a safe and highly effective source of selenium.
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