Selenomethionine: a natural form of selenium*
- Supports normal cell growth and development
- Promotes glutathione production and immunity
- A bioavailable source of an important trace mineral
SeMet contains selenomethionine, a natural form of the mineral selenium that is the prominent form which the body absorbs from food sources. It is the main form of selenium that is stored in the body, is more effectively used than other forms and is absorbed one and a halt to two times better than selenite, a form commonly found in supplements.
Selenium levels of plant-based foods are unpredictable as they will vary with soil selenium content, making it important to supplement with the absorbable and efficient form of selenium to obtain its health benefits. Selenium is necessary for immune function, supporting the production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, and boosting immune cell activity. Supplementing with selenium is important for those who want to promote a healthy immune system and normal cell growth especially as selenium soil content is depleted in many areas of North America.
AOR offers selenium in the form of selenomethionine, a less toxic and more potent form of selenium. SeMet is directly and easily converted into this important metabolite, making it one of the most superior form of selenium available. AOR’s SeMet comes in the Recommended Dietary Allowance of 55 mcg per capsule with 90 capsules per bottle, allowing for flexible dosing options.
SeMet is Selenomethionine, a superior form of selenium found in plants when grown in exceedingly selenium-rich soil.*
AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Made without wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulfites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.
Take one capsule daily with a meal, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner if you are pregnant or lactating or if you have a medical condition, or are taking any medication. Keep out of reach of children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate, and maltodextrin.
Capsule: hydroxypropyl cellulose, purified water.
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