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Brand name: Selenium Drops (Bioceuticals) TM

Active ingredients: selenium

What it is used for

[1] Selenium is used in the synthesis of several antioxidant enzymes involved in supporting the health of various body tissues (including the heart, kidney, liver, skeletal muscle and sperm). [2] Ageing may be associated with a decline in selenium levels and glutathione peroxidase activity. [3a] Selenium may support healthy thyroid function. Selenium is a necessary constituent of the deiodinase enzymes, which are involved in the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3), as well as iodine recycling. [3b] Selenium is required for the conversion of T4 (thyroxine) to T3 (triiodothyronine). [4a] Selenium is a cofactor for enzymes including glutathione peroxidase, which are important in the scavenging of free radicals throughout the body. [4b] Selenium is involved in the bodys antioxidant network and helps to protect cells against the harmful effects of free radicals. [5a] Selenium (is involved in the bodys immune network and) may provide nutritional support to a normal healthy immune system. [5b] Selenium is an integral part of thioredoxin reductase and glutathione peroxidases, which are involved in the maintenance of cell-mediated immunity. [6] Selenium may (play a protective role against)/(reduce the absorption of) arsenic, cadmium and mercury. [7a] Selenium may provide nutritional support for normal healthy sperm. [7b] Selenium may (provide nutritional support for)/(play a role in) normal healthy sperm maturation and motility. [8a] Selenium may provide nutritional support for a normal healthy heart. [8b] Selenium may be involved in the antioxidant protection of cardiac tissue. [9] Adequate dietary selenium intake may contribute to a healthy pregnancy. [10] Selenium supplementation may provide added nutritional support to the maintenance of the healthy selenium content of breast milk. [11] Selenium may contribute to the normal health of (cardiac and skeletal) muscle tissue.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

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Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

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