Biotics Research Aqueous Selenium - 0.5 oz. (15ml)
Biotics Research Aqueous Selenium is source of supplemental selenium in a liquid form, with each drop supplying 95 mcg of elemental selenium, an essential trace mineral providing anti-oxidant activity. Selenium is key to the production of glutathione peroxidases. Selenium is an essential element, classified in a group of proteins called the selenoproteins, which are synthesized through the involvement of sulfur-containing amino acids and selenium. Selenium, officially recognized as an essential trace element in 1990, has been indicated to be beneficial as a an immune enhancer, as a synergist to vitamin E, as a protectant against harmful exposure to heavy metals, in particular mercury, and as a co-factor for glutathione peroxidase, which acts as a coenzyme in a number of oxidation-reduction reactions. It is also particularly important in males, as a regulator of male hormones and as a supporter of prostate function. Selenium and vitamin E both play important roles in the detoxification of peroxides and free radicals.
An additional action of selenium is its integral part of the enzyme type 1 iodothyronine deiodinase, which catalyzes the deiodination of the iodothyronines. This action is notably the deiodination of thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3), which is the most active of thyroid hormones. Selenium is also an essential element in the selenoproteins, a group of proteins whose reactions involve sulfur-containing amino acids and selenium. These are in turn joined via selenophosphate to form selenocysteine. The most widely studied selenoprotein is glutathione peroxidase, which catalyzes the reduction of various organic peroxides as well as hydrogen peroxide.
The supplementation of selenium has also been studied in the critically ill population. It has been noted that in critical illness, selenium levels decline. Supplemental selenium has been shown to significantly improve patient outcomes. This has been postulated to be due to the antioxidant effects of selenium, since the inflammatory response to critical illness leads to massive production of free radicals.
All Bitoics Research Items are Gluten Free!
Currently, it is believed that gluten sensitivity (gluten intolerance) effects almost 700 million people
worldwide. Gluten intolerance covers a wide spectrum of conditions, including celiac disease and wheat allergy.
Symptoms include bloating, abdominal discomfort, pain, diarrhea, headaches and migraines, lethargy, attention-
deficit disorder, muscular disturbances, bone and joint pain, and even schizophrenia.
At Biotics Research, they provide superior nutritional supplements to benefit the patient health. ALL
BIOTICS RESEARCH PRODUCTS ARE GLUTEN FREE and they always have been! With Biotics Research, there's no
need to search through a catalog for all of the ingredients, or review label after label. You can use any product
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The Biotics Research way!
At Biotics Research Corporation, we manufacture our own branded products on site, in our own state
of the art facilities, allowing for complete control of the entire manufacturing process. In our on-site
laboratories, the highly skilled members of our Quality Control Unit, utilize modern, sophisticated technologies
and validated analytical methods to test incoming raw materials, monitor manufacturing processes, perform in-
process testing, and test all finished products prior to their release for shipment. In fact, many aspects of our
cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) exceed the new, recently enacted FDA guidelines for dietary
supplements in order to ensure the safety and effectiveness of our products.
The Quality Control Unit (QCU) has the authority to approve and/or reject all specifications and procedures
associated with the production and release of all raw materials, packaging materials and finished products,
including test methods and results, instrument calibrations, and processing records. The QCU conducts all internal
audits, and validates and audits all raw material and packaging suppliers and service vendors as well.
All incoming raw materials are subject to appropriate testing prior to their release for production. Tests
conducted include identity, potency, biological activity, microbiological, including bacteria, yeast and mold
(including aflatoxins) and heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, lead & mercury). Retained samples are maintained of
all raw materials and finished products for future testing requirements (raw material stability and finished
product expiration date verification).
All bulk finished products (tablets & capsules) are inspected and subjected to metal detection
prior to being sampled by QC. They are then subject to appropriate disintegration and/or dissolution testing, and
potency testing prior to being released to packaging. All liquid and powder products are tested for potency prior
to packaging as well. Finally, microbiological testing is performed on all finished products and document
reconciliation is completed prior to being released for shipment.
All testing is performed by our trained QC personnel using state of the art laboratory instrumentation including
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), ICP, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AA), gel electrophoresis, FT
-IR, Ultra Violet spectrophotometry, Thin Layer chromatography and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-
Unlike many companies that are struggling to meet the new GMP requirements established by the FDA, companies
that are being regulated into implementing quality programs, extensive Quality Control has always been part of the
corporate fabric of Biotics Research Corporation.
From day one, the mantra of Biotics Research Corporation has been “Innovation and Quality.” Our goals remain
unchanged – utilize innovative ideas and carefully researched concepts with advanced techniques to develop products
of superior quality and effectiveness – bringing you “The Best of Science and Nature”.