As an essential cofactor of glutathione peroxidase,97,98 selenium is an important antioxidant.99,100 Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help block cellular damage from free radicals. High doses of vitamin C (over one gram) may enhance the absorption of selenium. This mineral is best taken in conjunction with antioxidant supplements, such as vitamins C or E.101-104
Sodium Selenite Liquid from Vitamin Research Products® provides a convenient form in which to take additional selenium apart from meals. Each bottle contains about 350 servings.