Thyroid Support Formula.
Your thyroid gland is one of the major endocrine gland s that affects metabolism and through that growth and development.
Symptoms of thyroid problems relate to it working too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) and can include sleep problems, weight management issues and constantly feeling too hot or too cold.
The hormones produced by the thyroid include thyroxine which is transported around the body and converted into its active form in every cell, and it is the production of this which is key to correct thyroid function.
The body uses the minerals Iodine and Selenium to make thyroid hormones, which are essential for heat control, energy levels and metabolism rate. This formula provides Iodine and Selenium, plus Tyrosine and nine other vitamins and minerals.
60 capsules per pack.
The thyroid makes two hormones that it secretes into the blood stream. One is called thyroxine; this hormone contains four atoms of iodine and is often called T4. The other is called triiodothyronine, which contains three atoms of iodine and is often called T3.
In the cells and tissues of the body the T4 is converted to T3. It is the T3, derived from T4 or secreted as T3 from the thyroid gland, which is biologically active and influences the activity of all the cells and tissues of your body.
There has to be some sort of mechanism that regulates very carefully the amount of T4 and T3 secreted by your thyroid gland so that the right – the normal – amounts are manufactured and delivered into the blood stream.
The mechanism is very similar to that which regulates the central heating in a house where there is a thermostat in, say, the living room, which is set to a particular temperature and which activates the gas- or oil-fired furnace, or boiler that heats the hot water. In the case of the thyroid the ‘thermostat’ consists of a little gland, called the pituitary gland that lies underneath your brain in your skull.
The pituitary senses the level of thyroid hormones in your blood stream, just as the thermostat in your living room senses the temperature. Under normal circumstances, if the level drops just a little below normal, the pituitary reacts by secreting a hormone called the thyroid stimulating hormone, also known as TSH, and this hormone activates the thyroid gland to put out more T4 and T3.
Conversely, when the thyroid hormone levels rise above normal the ‘thermostat’ senses this and the pituitary stops secreting TSH so that the thyroid gland stops working so hard and the secretion of T4 and T3 is reduced.
The controls of hormone production are therefore a complex cascade of interactions and inter relationships which can be influenced by many environmental and immune conditions that are dependent on the body receiving the correct level of specific nutrients.
This formulation has been specifically developed to help maintain these key nutrient levels in a readily absorbable form.
- Provides key nutrients for healthy functioning of the thyroid gland
- Tyrosine, together with iodine and selenium are needed to make thyroid hormones
- Healthy thyroid function is important for virtually all body systems especially energy and metabolism.
Take 2-3 capsules a day.
May not be suitable for people with a fish or crustacean allergy. If also taking thyroxine, do not take more than one capsule a day (or more than a total of 30µg Iodine a day). Not advisable if pregnant or in cases of melanoma, schizophrenia, high blood pressure or if taking MAO inhibitors.
If symptoms persist please seek medical assessment as soon as possible.
One capsule typically provides;
12.5mg Vitamin C, 15mgNE Niacin, 3.3mg Vitamin B6, 60µg Folic acid, 5µg Vitamin B12, 1.25mg Iron, 25mg Magnesium, 2.5mg Zinc, 30µg Iodine, 1.25mg Manganese, 250µg Copper, 30µg Selenium, 450mg Tyrosine.
Encapsulated by these natural compounds;
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.