On supplementing the selenium intake of New Zealanders. 1. Short experiments with large doses of selenite or selenomethionine.

@article{Thomson1978OnST,
  title={On supplementing the selenium intake of New Zealanders. 1. Short experiments with large doses of selenite or selenomethionine.},
  author={Christine D. Thomson and C E Burton and Marion F. Robinson},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1978},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={579-87}
}
1. Urinary and faecal excretion of single oral doses of 1 mg selenium or 0.1 mg Se as selenomethionine (Semet-Se) in solution were studied in two women. Most of the Se was absorbed and little was eliminated in the urine (0.05-0.22 dose). 2. The results have been compared with those from an earlier study (Thomson, 1974) on the same two women after similarly sized doses of sodium selenite (selenite-Se) in solution. Although selenite-Se was almost as well absorbed as Semet-Se more was excreted in… CONTINUE READING