Selenium is an essential trace element used by the body to maintain normal hair, skin and nails.
Selenium is an essential trace element and a powerful antioxidant. Whatever your own lifestyle, whether it is sedentary or high stress, your body generates free radicals and antioxidants work by mopping up these cell-damaging, unstable oxygen molecules.
Free radicals are linked to cell damage and the potential effects of aging such as skin wrinkles. The special Zipvit formula contains 200mcg of Selenium which is double that offered by their competitors. Although we only need small amounts of Selenium combining it with the vitamins A, C and E it enhances its potential effects. Vitamin A (as non-toxic Beta-Carotene) is an important antioxidant in its own right, as are vitamins C and E plus the added benefit of their own unique repair and maintenance properties.
Brazil nuts are the best natural source of selenium. Yeast, whole grains, and seafood are also very good sources. Animal studies have found that selenium from yeast is better absorbed than selenium in the form of selenite.
Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and nails, contributes to the normal function of the immune system, contributes to the normal thyroid function and contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.