Vitamin E With Selenium

Vitamin E With Selenium is helpful for Menopause, PMS, Asthma, Cancer, Heart Disease and Fertility.

Vitamin E with selenium helps both men and women with fertility. Vitamin E is required for balanced hormone production. Vitamin E is known as the 'sex vitamin' because it carries oxygen to the sex organs. Vitamin E prevents damage to sperm cells and selenium significantly increases sperm motility. Both selenium and Vitamin E are antioxidants - and they work better when taken together.

The role of Selenium working synergistically with Vitamin E is known to yield powerful antioxidant activity. Extensive research indicates supplementation of these two key antioxidants provide valuable nutritive support for a wide range of health benefits including:

  • Asthma improves cellular oxidative defense which may counteract the inflammation and deficient respiration associated with asthma.

  • Cancer Selenium acts as a preventative with esophageal and stomach cancers, as well as colon and rectal cancers. Vitamin E is known to be helpful in reducing the risk of lung and breast cancer.

  • Cardiovascular Disease regular intake of both Vitamin E and Selenium improves cardiac risk profile and helps reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition to a multivitamin, Harvard researchers strongly recommend vitamin E supplements. "We also believe that vitamin E supplements are reasonable for most middle-aged and older Americans who are at increased risk for coronary disease. Evidence is still accruing, but even assuming a low probability that vitamin E will eventually be proved efficacious (and we view the probability as fairly high), the likelihood of a benefit would still outweigh the very low probability of harm." Considerable evidence supports the use of vitamin E in preventing coronary heart disease. They recommend a daily supplement containing 400 IU of vitamin E.

  • Immunity both of these antioxidants, Selenium and Vitamin E, help stimulate the function of immune cells throughout the body and are recognized as being beneficial to strengthening the immune system.

  • PMS & Menopause - Studies show Vitamin E to be effective in relieving PMS, hot flashes and menopausal vaginal complaints.

Vitamin E and Selenium are also important in helping to maintain optimum skin health as well as being beneficial to people with liver problems. The mineral selenium is necessary to the antioxidant glutathione peroxidase, which helps protect the body from cancers, including skin cancer caused by sun exposure. Selenium also preserves tissue elasticity, and slows down the aging and hardening of tissues through oxidation.

Everyone is exposed to free radicals that can be detrimental to health and may have a significant influence in making aging less than the healthy and long process it should be. As clinical trials continue on the protective role of the antioxidants in the aging process, research suggests that free radicals have a significant influence on aging, that free radical-mediated damage can be controlled with adequate antioxidant defenses and that optimal intake of antioxidant nutrients may contribute to enhanced quality of life.

People of retirement age who took supplements of both vitamin E and C daily saw their risk of Alzheimer's disease plummet by almost 80 per cent, a new study shows.

It appears that when the two vitamins are taken in high doses they work together to protect neurons. The use of these antioxidant vitamins may offer an attractive strategy for the prevention of Alzheimer disease. It appears the high dose of vitamin available in individual supplements is what provided the additional protection.

Vitamin supplements - and vitamins E and C - have been touted for years as effective against a host of conditions, including cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer.

All E is not created equal!

Femhealth's all natural dry E is beyond compare. It's an E you can feel! We have added 25 mcg of selenium to make it work even better. Studies show that vitamin E helps control unsaturated fatty acids, improves circulation, healing wounds, skin problems, heart problems, diabetes, and phlebitis. We have added Vegetable Lipase enzyme and Lecithin for their help in breaking down fats. This is one of our best sellers.

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