Tag: Selenium

Vitamin B2 Riboflavin

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is part of the B Vitamin group. Good source of Riboflavin Vitamin B2 Mushrooms are a good source of Riboflavin Vitamin B2 The name “riboflavin” comes from “ribose” (the sugar whose reduced form, ribitol, forms part of its structure) and “flavin”, from Latin flavus, “yellow”. It is best known visually because it […]

Selenium

Selenium Selenium is an antioxidant mineral. It works together with antioxidant enzymes to fight free radicals.  Selenium activates the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which recycles glutathione.  Selenium improves white blood cell proliferation, and a selenium deficiency will result in a depressed immune system.  Selenium is reported to mimic the blood sugar regulatory functions of insulin […]