Cabot Health Breast Health 60 Capsules combine important nutrients that help to support breast health. Vitamin D, iodine and selenium are required for the maintenance of healthy breast tissue. The ingredients in our formula not only support breast health, but may also help to improve the immune system, thyroid function and bone health.
The benefits of Breast Health:
Contains Vitamin D:This important immune-regulating vitamin plays an important role in the maintenance of healthy breast tissue. Breast tissue has receptors for vitamin D for it to bind to. Research has shown that vitamin D may influence the cells in how they develop, divide or die, and may stop malignant cells from growing or spreading. Some studies suggest there is a higher incidence of breast cancer in those with low vitamin D levels.
Contains iodine:The majority of this mineral is stored in the thyroid gland but a large amount is also found in breast tissue. Iodine may act as an antioxidant in the breast, to reduce damage caused by free radicals. Studies have shown that iodine deficiency may increase the risk of breast cysts.
Contains selenium: This important trace mineral is the precursor to the most powerful antioxidant in the body - glutathione. Selenium may help to reduce inflammation in the body, support a healthy immune system and may help to protect breast tissue. Some studies suggest that selenium can help to stimulate cell death in malignant cells.
Contains zinc:Zinc plays an important role in supporting healthy thyroid function and supporting the immune system.
Factors increasing the need of these nutrients:
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to obtain an adequate amount of these nutrients from the diet alone. This is due to the depletion of minerals in the soil, processing and mass production of foods and poor absorption of vitamins and minerals due to intestinal inflammation.
Each capsule contains:
Herbal extracts equivalent to dry:
Fucus vesiculosus whole plant (kelp) (providing 160 mcg iodine)
Selenium (as selenomethionine)
Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)
Adults:1 capsule daily, with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Cautions and contraindications:
This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A recommended daily dose of 150mcg of selenium daily should not be exceeded. Not to be used in those with an overactive thyroid gland, unless urinary iodine levels are checked and the patient's healthcare practitioner recommends iodine supplementation. If you experience any breast symptoms such as nipple changes or lumps, consult your doctor immediately.