PISCATAWAY, NJ, Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of high quality herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals, announced today that its Selenium SeLECT brand L-(+)-Selenomethionine ingredient has been certified by NSF International. NSF conducted rigorous toxicology reviews and purity testing to guarantee that Selenium SeLECT is free of contaminants.
"Providing our customers with ingredients of the highest purity is our top priority, and this certification from NSF is another testament to the superior quality of our Selenium SeLECT ingredient," stated Todd Norton, president, Sabinsa Corporation. "Several of our other ingredients have been certified by NSF and our manufacturing facilities have been audited to ensure adherence to NSF¹s good manufacturing practices standards."
Selenium SeLECT, Sabinsa Corporation's branded L-(+)-Selenomethionine compound, has been shown to be more bioavailable, pure and safe than other forms of selenium. Selenium is a trace mineral that is found naturally in soil and has been shown to have several positive health benefits. When consumed, selenium enters the body to form selenoproteins and glutathione, the body's antioxidant immune system detoxifier. Currently, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is using Selenium SeLECT for its Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), a 12-year study focused on the role of selenium and vitamin E, both separately and together, in the prevention of prostate cancer. Shortly after this study began, the FDA issued a qualified health claim for reducing the risk of certain cancers.
Additionally, NCI is conducting the Prevention of Alzheimer's by Selenium SeLECT and Vitamin E (PREADVISE) trial in conjunction with SELECT. This study is researching the role of selenium and vitamin E in preventing memory damage with age, including Alzheimer's and other diseases that can affect the brain. Selenium SeLECT was chosen for these NCI studies because of its exceptional quality. The worldwide quality standard or USP monograph for selenomethionine is based on Selenium SeLECT. For more information visit www.seleniumselect.com.
Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and well-being. Over the past nine years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than thirty standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 100 scientists working full time conducting ongoing research both in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent phytonutrients for the world market. All products intended for human consumption are certified Kosher. For more information visit www.sabinsa.com.
NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education and risk-management for public health and safety. NSF develops national standards, provides learning opportunities through its Center for Public Health Education and provides third-party conformity assessment. NSF also operates the only independent dietary supplement certification program accredited by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada. For more information visit www.nsf.org.