Sucrosomial® Selenium

Sucrosomial® Selenium

A Source of Selenium with Superior Bioavailability

About Selenium

Selenium is a trace mineral necessary for proper immune function, thyroid health, and healthy hair and nails. However, it is not universally well-absorbed, particularly by those with digestive difficulties. High levels of vitamin C may also interfere with the accumulation of some forms of selenium in body tissues.[1]

About Sucrosomial Minerals

Sucrosomial Minerals were developed to address mineral malabsorption through a unique technology that allows for better absorption — and thus improved bioavailability. Several laboratory and animal tests have shown that the sucresters (sucrose esters of fatty acids) utilized in sucrosomial technology are effective vehicles for improving solubility, dissolution, absorption, and bioavailability.[2],[3],[4],[5]

About Sucrosomial Selenium

Sucrosomial Selenium is a highly bioavailable sucrosomial complex of selenium selenate providing 1 percent elemental selenium. Because the selenium is covered by a phospholipids plus sucrose esters of fatty acids matrix, its absorption is not impacted by the presence of other nutrients, unlike conventional forms of selenium.

Mechanism of Action

Sucrosomial technology is a unique and innovative technique, where the selenium molecule is conveyed into a liposomal-like structure ultradispersed in sucresters. The sucresters act as emulsifiers, dispersing the selenium within the sucrosome structure, thereby increasing its absorption and bioavailability.


Sucrosomial technology increases the tolerability of selenium supplementation by encasing the mineral within a liposomial-like structure. Because the selenium does not interact with the intestinal mucosae, Sucrosomial® Selenium is free of common side effects such as gastrointestinal distress. Palatability is also improved because the sensitive mucous membranes of the mouth never come into contact with the mineral. Sucrosomial Selenium is lactose-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free. 

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[2] Li W, et al. Pharm Res. 2011;28:2020-33.
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[4] Yamamoto A, et al.Yakugaku Zasshi. 2014;134(1):47-53.
[5] Kiss L, et al. J Pharm Sci. 2014;103:3107-19.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.