Seleno-Precise is a selenium-yeast mono-preparation containing 200 microgm of highly absorbable organic selenium per tablet, with the advantage of being manufacturable in a particularly reproducible manner. Selenium is an essential trace element of fundamental importance to human health. The most abundant sources of selenium are Brazil nuts, seafood, meat and poultry People at risk of selenium deficiency include those with a restricted food intake (slimmers, vegetarians, the elderly), pregnant and lactating women, and those living in geographical regions with selenium depleted soils.Selenium is an essential component of the key antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which acts in concert with other types of antioxidants (particularly vitamin E) to protect the body from the effects of damaging free radicals. Selenium helps to maintain a healthy immune system, which is important in resistance to infectious bacteria and viruses, as well as cancer cells. Selenium plays important roles in the control of normal thyroid hormone metabolism, and in maintaining fertility by promoting sperm motility. Selenium also helps to protect the body from the toxic effects of heavy metals such as mercury.Selenium helps to protect the body from the toxic effects of heavy metals such as mercury from amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings release mercury vapour which is absorbed into the bloodstream with potentially harmful effects. Selenium binds to heavy metals rendering them harmless. British diets are very low in minerals and antioxidants, in particular selenium. Ingredients for Pharma Nord Selenoprecise: Selenium (organic) 200 ¼g Microcrystalline cellulose Dicalcium phosphate Anticaking agent: silicon dioxide Magnesium stearate Talc Glazing agent: hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose Colour: titanium dioxide Directions for use of Pharma Nord Selenoprecise: One tablet per day or as directed by a physician. To be taken with food.