Nutritional Selenium Supplements: Product Types, Quality, and Safety

  title={Nutritional Selenium Supplements: Product Types, Quality, and Safety},
  author={Gerhard Norbert Schrauzer},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  pages={1 - 4}
  • G. Schrauzer
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Selenium supplements contain selenium in different chemical forms. In the majority of supplements, the selenium is present as selenomethionine. However, in multivitamin preparations, infant formulas, protein mixes, weight-loss products and animal feed, sodium selenite and sodium selenate are predominantly used. In some products, selenium is present in protein- or amino acid chelated forms; in still others, the form of selenium is not disclosed. Current evidence favors selenomethionine over the… 

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