Antioxidant protection that helps regulate your thyroid!
Selenocysteine (SeMC) is a a naturally occurring seleno-amino acid that is synthesized by plants such as garlic and broccoli. An important antioxidant, selenium helps prevent cellular damage from free radicals and has proven to be less toxic and more potent in battling cancer. Methyselenocysteine is found naturally in some vegetables including garlic, brassicas, leeks, and onions, especially when these are grown in high selenium soil. Methylselenocysteine is easily converted to methylselenol which has been demonstrated to be an effective anticancer form of selenium. Rather than killing cancer cells by necrosis, methylselenol kills cancer cells through apoptosis. Apoptosis is a orderly process of cellular self-destruction that does not provoke inflammatory responses. Methylselenol is also known to inhibit angiogenesis in beginning cancer tumors. Angiogenesis, the creation of new blood vessels, is necessary for cancer cells to grow into a tumor. This formula is non-goitrogenic.
Methylselenocysteine does not accumulate in the body and is considered to be non-toxic.
Recent studies have confirmed that it is this form of selenium that is most active in the chemoprevention of breast and colon cancers, and probably other cancers as well. Unlike selenomethionine, which is incorporated into proteins in place of methionine, SeSMC is not incorporated into any proteins thereby being fully available for chemoprevention of cancer and the synthesis of selenium-containing enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase. Animal studies also indicate that this form of selenium is as much as 90% less toxic, than any other known form of selenium. It has been shown to:
- - Produce a 33% better reduction of cancerous lesions than selenite.
- - Induce apoptosis in cancer cells.
- - Inhibit cancer cell proliferation.
- - Reduce intratumoral microvessel density and angiogenesis.
- - Down-regulate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF, which is essential for angiogenesis).
Of all selenium supplements tested to date, SeSMC is the most effective anti-carcinogen.
Serving Size: 1 vegicap
Servings Per Container: 75
Amount Per Serving:
Selenium Cruciferate from whole foods 200 mcg
Take one vegicap daily, or as directed by a physician.
Free of corn, wheat, yeast and other common food allergens.
Selenium Cruciferate is a scientifically designed plant-based source of the essential trace mineral selenium. Indian mustard greens assimilate and metabolize selenium into bioavailable Se compounds, most notably Semethylselenocysteine (Se-MSC), and other bioavailable selenoamino acids and phytochelatins. Hydroponically grown Indian mustard is also a rich source of isothiocyanates, sulfurophanes, and naturally occurring antioxidants.