What is HS Labs Selenium?
HS Labs Selenium provides 100 mcg of selenium (as L-selenomethionine) in each tablet. Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is generally lacking modern diets. Selenium appears to play a myriad of roles throughout the human body, and it is crucial for the formation of special proteins known as selenoproteins.
Arguably the most important role of selenium is in regulating thyroid hormone production. Not consuming enough selenium can disrupt thyroid hormone production and cause symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as low energy, fatigue, cold body temperature, and compromised immune function.
Supplementing with selenium is suggested to support healthy thyroid activity and a variety of other selenium-dependent processes.
How Does Selenium Work?
Research shows that selenium deficiency is associated with a greater incidence of subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism.1 It appears that selenium is necessary for activating various enzymes that regulate thyroid hormone production.3 Thus, we require selenium to effectively make use of iodine and synthesize thyroid hormones.
Selenium is also an important antioxidant that bonds with cysteine to form selenocysteine, which is a unique amino acid that’s integrated into selenoproteins. Selenoproteins are a distinct class of biological proteins that regulate immune function, thermogenesis, and oxidative stress.
As such, the benefits of supplementing with selenium may include:
- Supports healthy thyroid function
- Promotes proper immune function
- Enhances antioxidant capacity
HS Labs Selenium Dosing Recommendations
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) tablet of HS Labs Selenium per day, preferably with a meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Note: If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children.
The HS Labs Quality Difference
HS Labs Selenium is produced in a cGMP-certified facility in the EU and made with high-quality L-selenomethionine.
1. Shi, B. (2016). The exploration and discovery of the impacts of selenium on thyroid. Chinese Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, (1), 4-5.
2. Köhrle, J. (2015). Selenium and the thyroid. Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes and Obesity, 22(5), 392-401.