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Selenium, A "Star You May Not Know"

from Jana Mitcham
May 7, 2004

We featured selenium on a "Health Call" and talked about it's anticarcinogenic properties. Thanks to a legal action recently, we will be able to update future labels of our major "selenium" containing formulas to bear the Anti-Cancer claim. Currenly, the FDA approved statements (with appropriate disclaimer)have been added to the website descriptions of those products that list selenium on the label. Those products are your daily basics: VitaChe and VitaOne; in addition to Primalux,CellRich, VitaMen and Blitz Nutritional Chewable Supplement.. It is contained in trace amounts in Coral Calcium, LimuPlus and VitaGreens. If you want to be sure you get your daily selenium, you could also add our Vitamin E with Selenium to your regimen.

The FDA was ordered to allow marketers to make the following Anti-Cancer claims ! In a lawsuit in early 2003, a marketer of dietary supplements won a rare victory and as a result Anti-Cancer claims can be made for selenium--so long as they are stated as follows:

1. "Selenium may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive."

2. "Selenium may produce anticarcinogenic effects in the body. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may produce anticarcinogenic effects in the body. However, FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive."

This is great news for a long-time nutritional star. And, there are two new clinical trials talked about in "Clinical and Experimental Dermatology" and "British Journal of Dermatology" to further substantiate the benefits of Selenium. These trials focus on the ability of dietary selenium to help protect the skin from UV damage from the sun!

Make sure you get your daily dose of this important nutrient.

 

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