What is Selenium Yeast?
Selenium yeast is a form of selenium, which is also referred to as organic selenium. Selenium yeast, produced by fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae in a selenium-rich media, is a recognized source of organic food-form selenium. In this process, virtually all of the selenium structurally substitutes for sulfur in the amino acid methionine thus forming selenomethionine via the same pathways and enzymes that are used to form sulfur-containing methionine. Owing to its similarity to S-containing methionine, selenomethionine is taken up nonspecifically and becomes part of yeast protein. It is this metabolic route that makes selenium yeast valuable in animal and human nutrition.
Selenium Yeast Benefits:
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that supports many bodily processes. It can help improve cognition, immune system function, and fertility. Selenium is a nutrient that plays a key role in maintaining thyroid hormone metabolism and DNA synthesis and protecting the body from oxidative damage and infection.
- Powerful antioxidant
- Reduce your risk of certain cancers
- Protect against heart disease
- Prevent mental decline
- Important for thyroid health
- Boosts your immune system
- Help reduce asthma symptoms
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