Advanced mineral nutrition! Essential trace mineral in chelate form for optimum absorption. What is Vitacost Complexed Selenium - Albion® Selenium Glycinate Complex? Vitacost Complexed Selenium - Albion® Selenium Glycinate Complex is a high-quality form of the trace mineral selenium. Chelated minerals are minerals that have been chemically bound to another molecule (typically an amino acid) to form a complex. Chelation naturally occurs during digestion after stomach acid and enzymes break down protein into amino acids. Amino acids bind to minerals assisting their transport through the intestinal walls. Unfortunately the body is not efficient at producing chelated minerals. So Albion developed an exclusive technology that mimics the body’s natural chelation process producing readily absorbable organic chelated minerals in supplement form. Glycine an easily identified and efficiently absorbed amino acid is the chelator (binding agent) most commonly used in Albion formulations. Albion chelated minerals are:. Produced in laboratories under carefully controlled conditions utilizing an advanced patented chelation process. Nutritionally functional with an ultimate glycine-to-mineral molar ratio. Clinically researched and chemically validated with TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System). Guaranteed pure and stable. How does Vitacost Complexed Selenium - Albion® Selenium Glycinate Complex support health? Selenium has been well studied and is recognized for its importance in human health.*. Important free radical scavenger*. Selenium functions in a number of antioxidant enzyme systems in the body such as glutathione peroxidase (GPx) thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) and iodothyronine deiodinases (IDD).*. Supports the cardiovascular system.*. Maintains a healthy immune system.*. Supports the health of the thyroid gland.*. Why choose Vitacost Complexed Selenium - Albion® Selenium Glycinate Complex? Features Albion chelated selenium for optimal absorption. Supplies 200 mcg of selenium per single-capsule serving. Includes a proprietary absorption-support nutrient blend with ginger root black pepper (Piper nigrum) digestive enzymes and prebiotics to further support absorption. Contains 90 servings per bottle. Incredible value! About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.