BiO-LiFE Anti-FR + Selenium offers a wide range of anti-free radical (FR) nutrients that combines beta-carotene, vitamins C, E and the mineral zinc. Garlic, a natural source of selenium is also added to ensure an adequate level of protection against degenerative diseases. Selenium is an essential mineral found in trace amounts in the body. It plays a critical role in protecting against free radical and oxidative damage. Low levels of selenium are linked to a higher risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory diseases and other conditions associated with increased free-radical damage. Selenium also works closely with vitamin E in some of its metablic actions and in the promotion of normal body growth and fertility. It imrproves certain energy-producing cells, including those of the heart, by ensuring adequate oxygen supply. Moreover, selenium has the ability to boost several infection-flighting elements of the immune system and binds with toxic substances such as arsenic, cadmium and mercury to make them less harmful.