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    Box with tablets of Bio-Selenium + Zinc and selected antioxidants

    The ideal antioxidant complex with SelenoPrecise

    Optimized through 40 years of research

    Pure, organically bound selenium yeast (SelenoPrecise), zinc and vitamins A, B6, C, and E

    • Selenium and zinc support normal function of the immune system
    • Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells against oxidative stress
    • Vitamin A helps the maintenance of normal skin and vision.
    • Vitamin C supports normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones, gums, teeth, and cartilage
    • Vitamin B6 contributes to normal psychological function
    • Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
    • Please note that this is a Dutch package.
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    Bio-Selenium + Zinc

    Pharma Nord

    1 tablet contains     % RDA*
    Selenium (SelenoPrecise) 100 µg   182%
    Zinc (zinc gluconate) 15 mg   150%
    Vitamin A 800 µg RE   100%
    Vitamin B6 1,6 mg   143%
    Vitamin C 90 mg   113%
    Vitamin E 15 mg a-TE   125%

    * RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance

    Product Facts

    1 tablet daily, unless otherwise advised.
    Preferably during / after a meal.
    The dietary supplement is not for children under 3 years.
    Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.

    Dietary  supplements should not replace a varied diet.
    A healthy lifestyle and a varied balanced diet are important for maintaining good health.

    Dark, dry and at room temperature. Keep out of reach of young children.

    Zinc Gluconate (Zinc), L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Selenium Enriched Yeast (*SelenoPrecise®), Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Hydrogen Succinate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Glazing Agents : hydroxylpropyl methylcellulose, anti-caking agents: magnesium salts of fatty acids, silicon dioxide, pyrridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6, zein (corn protein), coloring agent: iron oxide.

    * EP Patent No. 1 478 732 B1

    What is Bio-Selenium+Zinc?

    Bio-Selenium+Zinc tablets contain the following ingredients: selenium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. The antioxidants in this unique complex that has been on the market for more than 40 years support, protect and complement each other. The high quality of the nutrients and they they support each other makes Bio-Selenium+Zinc the ideal antioxidant complex. Bio-Selenium+Zinc may also be used as an alternative to taking multi-vitamins with beta-carotene, which smokers may wish to avoid.

    Contains SelenoPrecise®

    Bio-Selenium+Zinc contains 100 micrograms of selenium in the form of Pharma Nord's patented organic and easily absorbable SelenoPrecise selenium yeast. SelenoPrecise contains 66% selenium-methionine and 34% other selenium species. This provides the same variety of selenium types that you get by eating a balanced diet with many different selenium sources. Nearly 89% of the tablet's selenium content is absorbed in the body. The absorption and effect appear to be increased additionally when selenium is combined with vitamins A, B6, C, and E plus zinc (wich is also organically-bound).

    Graph showing better absorption of Pharma Nord's selenium compared to other selenium products

    Pharma Nord's patented selenium yeast is absorbed better than other organic and inorganic selenium forms.

    Selenium as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient

    Pharma Nord is currently the only manufacturer in the world that is approved to manufacture organic pharmaceutical-grade selenium yeast. This unique, patented medical raw material is used in Denmark under the name SelenoPrecise and is indicated for preventing and treating selenium deficiency. All Pharma Nord's dietary supplements with selenium contain SelenoPrecise.

    SelenoPrecise API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient)
    SelenoPrecise includes many different selenium species, each of which has been shown to have different functions in our body. By supplying the body with a wide range of selenium species, it is possible to emulate the natural selenium variation found in a versatile diet. This means that the different selenium compounds can follow different biological pathways in the body and remain in the blood for varying periods of time. This is believed to have the greatest health benefit. Among the advantages seen with organically bound selenium species from selenium yeast are higher absorption and bioavailability than what you see with inorganic selenium forms and synthetically produced selenomethionine.

    The challenge: homogeneity
    It is a challenging task to produce a homogeneous selenium yeast, which means that the selenium content in tablets taken from any production batch is always the same. If the deviations fall outside a very tight limit, the selenium raw material does not qualify for medical purposes. The tolerated deviation in declared and actual selenium content is extremely small. Also, the content of different selenium species from batch to batch must be within very narrow margins. It all makes sense because it is only fair that consumers expect the exact same effect with every tablet they take. The goes for scientists who use SelenoPrecise for research purposes.
    Pharma Nord's selenium yeast contains more than 20 different selenium species, the content of organic selenomethionine is stable at 67%, and the proportion of inorganic selenium never exceeds 1% of the total selenium content.

    Selenium compounds in SelenoPrecise
    In analytical studies of SelenoPrecise selenium yeast, the following selenium compounds have been identified:
    Selenomethionine, selenomethionine selenium oxide (SeOMet), selenocysteine-se-methylselenocysteine, trimethylselenonium, selenomethylselenocysteine, selenomethylselenomethionine, gamma-glutamyl-se-methylselenocysteine, selenocysteine and polypeptides or low-molecular-celled polypeptides. In particular, the important selenocysteine-se-methylselenocysteine compounds that are found in high concentrations in garlic and are considered to have a special protective effect, are optimized in SelenoPrecise compared to other selenium preparations.

    Production of selenium yeast
    Pharma Nord's selenium yeast is produced by means of fermentation. Live yeast cells (non-GMO) are "fed" ammonia as well as glucose, vitamins, minerals and inorganic selenium (pharmaceutical-grade). The yeast cells incorporate and integrate the selenium into their cell walls and become part of the proteins in the yeast cells. That way, the inorganic selenium is converted into natural, organic selenium yeast.
    The selenium yeast is then pasteurized, a process that causes the yeast cells to die. The selenium-containing yeast cells are then centrifuged, washed, frozen, pulverized, spray-dried, and compressed into tablets.

    There are distinct advantages associated with taking API selenium yeast compared with other selenium forms.
    It is organic. The selenium content stays longer in the body than inorganic selenium and it also remains active longer before it is washed out
    It contains more than 20 different selenium compounds found in nature in a selenium-rich diet.
    It has a very small variation in the amount of its various selenium compounds.
    You get the same effect from tablet to tablet as with medical preparations.
    It has given the best results in scientific studies.

    * EP Patent No. 1 478 732 B1.

    What are antioxidants and free radicals?

    Antioxidants are natural compounds that are able to neutralize free radicals, which are chemically unstable molecules that attack everything around them by setting off chemical chain reactions. Both cell membranes and cell nuclei can be attacked by free radicals that oxidize the fatty acids in the cell membrane, thereby weakening it and causing the cell to perish. We can not avoid free radicals entirely. They occur as a natural part of our cellular energy turnover in the same way a car engine produces exhaust, and they are also generated by disease, stress, and a host of other factors. The immune system even uses free radicals to direct targeted attacks at inflamed tissues as part of its immune defense mechanism. If things get out of hand and the free radical chain reactions continue, they may cause irreparable damage to healthy cells and tissues. Our only way of protecting ourselves against persistent free radical damage is by making sure to have a sufficient amount of antioxidants to quench the free radicals and limit their detrimental effect.

    Antioxidants protect us against free radical damage in several ways. They neutralize free radicals that are generated as a natural part of our own metabolic processes, but they also protect against exogenous free radicals that are a result of exposure to air pollution, radiation, chemicals, stress, etc.

    Official claims

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind the active ingredients and has acknowledged the following claims:


    • Contributes to a normal, well-functioning immune defense
    • Contributes to normal functioning of the thyroid gland
    • Supports normal sperm cell production
    • Supports normal hair and nail growth
    • Contributes to protecting the body’s cells
      against free radical damage

    Vitamin A

    • Contributes to normal cell division
    • Necessary for normal immune function
    • Supports normal skin and mucous membranes
    • Helps to maintain normal vision

    Vitamin B6

    • Supports a normal and well-functioning immune defense
    • Necessary for normal metabolism
    • Necessary for a normal and well-functioning nervous system
    • Necessary for producing normal red blood cells
    • Part of the body’s normal energy metabolism
    • Contributes to normal psychological functions
    • Part of the body’s normal cysteine synthesis
    • Necessary for the body’s hormone balance
    • May help reduce fatigue and exhaustion

    Vitamin C

    • Part of a normal and well-functioning immune defense
    • Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Contributes to normal collagen synthesis
    • Part of the body’s normal energy metabolism
    • Contributes to normal psychological functions
    • Contributes to recycling vitamin E in the body
    • Contributes to protecting the body’s cells against free radical damage
    • Contributes to the absorption of non-heme iron (from fruit, vegetables, and grain products)
    • May help reduce fatigue and exhaustion

    Vitamin E

    • Contributes to protecting the body’s cells against free radical damage


    • Part of normal DNA synthesis and cell division
    • Contributes to a normal and well-functioning immune defense
    • Supports normal fertility and reproduction
    • Contributes to normal cognition and learning skills
    • Part of a normal fatty acid metabolism
    • Part of a normal acid-base balance
    • Necessary for normal A-vitamin metabolism
    • Contributes to maintaining hair, nails, skin, and bones
    • Part of a normal protein synthesis in the body
    • Contributes to normal levels of testosterone in the body
    • Necessary for maintaining normal carbohydrate metabolism
    • Important for normal vision
    • Contributes to protecting the body’s cells against free radical damage