SELEACTIV SMP is a food supplement of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid, with Vitamin C, Selenium, DHA and Betaine indicated to provide an additional supply of these nutrients in case of deficiency or increased need.
Some components of the product can: contribute to the normal function of the immune system (folic acid, Vitamins C and B6, selenium); contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue (Vitamin C, B2, B3, B6 and B12); contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress (Vitamin C and selenium); contribute to normal energy metabolism (Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12) and contribute to the normal metabolism of homocysteine (betaine, folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12).
Components and characteristics
Betaine: it is a natural substance extracted from sugar beet (Beta vulgaris), to which it owes its first name. Also known as trimethylglycine, betaine is a known methylating agent; this means that it has the ability to yield methyl groups (-CH3) to various substances; in particular, the health interest of betaine, derives from its ability to yield methyl groups to homocysteine, transforming it into methionine (the essential amino acid from which it derives), it is a positive effect, because at high concentrations (hyperhomocysteinemia) it increases in a significant cardiovascular risk. Betaine shares the action of the methionine-synthase enzyme, which operates the remethylation of homocysteine to methionine thanks to the presence of vitamin B12, as coenzyme, and folic acid (the enzyme reduces 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (MTFH) to methyl-tetrahydrofolate, which, in turn, provides the methyl group necessary for the transformation of homocysteine into methionine). Still as a donor of methyl groups, it intervenes at various levels, supporting liver and brain function, and cell reproduction; it also helps the body in the synthesis of carnitine.
DHA e.e .: or acid docosahexaenoic ethyl ester is an essential fatty acid of the omega three series. DHA is the main constituent of membrane phospholipids of all cells and in particular of nerve cells. As such it guarantees the correct permeability and functionality of the cell membranes, also antagonizing the arachidonic acid, another polyunsaturated fatty acid from which the so-called “inflammatory cascade” originates. In view of this, docosahexaenoic acid has anti-inflammatory properties that justify its use to alleviate symptoms in all chronic and painful inflammatory processes of various kinds and nature.
B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid): this class of vitamins are essential in all tissue repair processes as they are the main enzymatic cofactors of the metabolic pathways of cellular energy production.
Vitamin C: it certainly acts in synergy with the other vitamins both favouring tissue repair processes (as an enzymatic cofactor) and working directly as a scavenger against free radicals, eliminating them and reducing their reactivity.
Selenium: it is the antioxidant element par excellence as it fights the formation of free radicals. It is fundamental for the constitution of some proteins (selenoproteins) and indispensable for preventing senescence phenomena.