What is selenium?Selenium is a mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is required in trace amounts for normal health, and is an essential element in several metabolic pathways.
Why is selenium necessary?Selenium has antioxidant properties that help the body prevent cellular damage, and one of its most valuable roles is as a cofactor of an important antioxidant enzyme in the body called glutathione peroxidase. Selenium also helps support a strong immune system and is necessary for thyroid function.*
How Can selenium support thyroid function?
A disruption in thyroid functioning potentially cause problems with appetite‚ mood‚ and sleep. Some over-the-counter supplements are thought to help people suffering from these issues. Selenium (a natural mineral) is used in the body to regulate the thyroid hormone; as a result‚ it may help with mild underactive thyroid or an overactive thyroid. Unfortunately‚ simply incorporating foods that contain selenium into your diet may not provide sufficient levels to promote thyroid health.*
Created by Neuro-Immune Specialist, Dr. Kendal Stewart, Pregnenolone Plus is a custom formula that provides pregnenolone and the active precursor niacinamide for ultimate delivery of pregnenolone and aid in the protection of the mitochondrial. Pregnenolone is the key precursor pro-hormone involved in maintaining sufficient steroid hormone levels in the body. It is the precursor (building block) for other hormones in the body including cortisol, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and aldosterone.
Without pregnenolone there can be no human steroid hormone production.
Pregnenolone is known to modulate at least two key nerve receptors systems in the brain: NMDA receptors and GABA receptors. NMDA receptors are involved in learning, memory, and alertness. GABA receptors are involved in mood stability, relaxation, sex drive and sleep.
Niacinamide or otherwise known as Vitamin B3 works with vitamin B1, riboflavin (Vitamin B2), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), pantothenic acid, and biotin to break down and convert the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in food into energy to help support the mitochondria. The involvement of niacin, an essential B vitamin, in cellular energy production makes it important for healthy cardiovascular function, nervous system function and immune function.