Selen pork, a special brand of high selenium pork, containing about ten times the selenium content of traditional pork is being marketed successfully in Korea. Pigs yielding this product are fed Sel-Plex, an organic selenium supplement which contains selenomethionine and other naturally-occurring organic selenium compounds.
Efficient transfer of dietary selenium through the inclusion of an organic form of the trace element in laying hens’ diets opens up new possibilities for functional eggs providing this essential trace element to an increasingly health conscious world population.
Source:The International Egg Commission Newsletter, June 1999
In a Harvard School of Public Health study, men with the greatest selenium intake had a two-thirds lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer over the next decade than those with the lowest selenium intake.
The selenium in commercial selenium yeast samples is present as L(+) Selenomethionine. The minimum elemental selenium content is about 1080 mcg/g. L(+)Selenomethionine (5000 DCP) contains 5000 mcg/g elemental selenium. About 4.6 g of selenium yeast would be required to obtain the selenium levels contained in one gram of L-(+)-Selenomethionine (5000 DCP).
Reprints of this publication authored by Dr. V. Badmaev, Dr. M. Majeed and Dr. R.A. Passwater, from the peer-reviewed journal, Alternative Therapies are available from both offices of Sabinsa Corporation, on request.