Selenium from Healthwell is a high-dose dietary supplement in tablet form. Selenium is an element that acts as an antioxidant in the body, contributing to normal function of the immune system, metabolism, and thyroids. Selenium also helps maintain the quality of hair, skin, and nails.
- Selenium acts as an antioxidant
- Contributes to normal thyroid function
- Contributes to normal quality of hair, skin, and nails
- Vegetable tablets
What is selenium?
Selenium is a non-metallic element found in the soil. It is also an essential trace element with enzymatic functions and acts as an antioxidant in the body, which protects the cells against free radicals and degradation. Free radicals are a collective term for a group of different substances that adversely affect our health. Most radicals are formed from oxygen, but that doesn't mean you should hold your breath. Oxygen is a necessity for living, but a portion of the oxygen forms free oxygen radicals, which, in excessive quantities, adversely affect your health. Other aspects that affect the formation of free radicals are, for example, intense exercise, smoking, an unhealthy diet, and stress. When too many free radicals become harmful, it is called oxidative stress. Antioxidants help to counteract oxidation and the degradation of cells.