Selenium in capsule
Healthwell Selenium 200 gives you 200 micrograms of pure selenium in a convenient, easy-to-swallow capsule. Selenium is an element naturally present in the soil, but since soil that is low in selenium may cause the food grown there to be low in selenium as well, a supplement may be relevant. By taking one capsule of Healthwell Selenium 200 a day, you ensure your daily intake of the mineral selenium. Among other things, selenium acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are important for the immune system and for maintaining normal quality of hair and nails. In food, selenium is mainly found in fish, offal, milk, cheese, and eggs.
- 200 micrograms of selenium per capsule
- Contributes to normal hair
- Selenium acts as an antioxidant
- Vegetable capsule
Why take selenium as a dietary supplement?
Selenium is an element with antioxidant properties. Antioxidants act as a counterpart to free radicals in the body, which are constantly released, but to a greater extent in times of stress or other strain. Free radicals break down the cells and can, among other things, cause them to age prematurely, a process called oxidative stress. Antioxidants counteract this and are abundant in selenium. Selenium is also important for the immune system, which struggles daily to keep viruses, bacteria, and infections away from the body.
Selenium for nails, skin, and hair
Low levels of selenium have shown to have negative effects on skin, hair, and nails. This has made selenium a popular supplement with those who want to maintain quality of skin, hair, and nails – both as an individual supplement and in combination with other substances. Selenium is combined with, among other things, copper, which contributes to normal pigmentation of the hair, and the amino acid L-cysteine, which is naturally abundant in the body's collagen. However, it is important to review the various supplements you take, as the total dose of selenium may be too high if you get it from multiple sources.