Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism. The normal thyroid gland produces about 80% T4 and about 20% T3: however, T3 possesses about four times the hormone "strength" of T4. T3 is the “metabolically active” thyroid hormone.
The minerals zinc, copper, manganese and selenium are also needed for the conversion of T4 to T3.
Those with a low basal metabolic rate might be short of T4 or short of the nutrients that convert T4 to T3. If tests show a high level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and high T4 but patients have a low basal metabolic rate, then it is most likely that they are not converting sufficient T4 to T3 and appropriate nutritional intervention will be helpful.
Thyroid support contains:
Kelp (providing iodine)
Iodine is one of the micronutrients known to be short in the diets of many. It naturally occurs in sea produce and salt. Those on low salt diets and those consumuing less than 3 portions of fish a week can easily be short of iodine intake. Moreover, those people living in areas where the water is fluoridated easily become iodine deficient, as fluoride inhibits uptake of iodine to the thyroid gland.
Tyrosine, which can be synthesised in the body from phenylalanine, is found in many high protein food products such as soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.
It is beneficial to have l-tyrosine and iodine ingested together in a form that can be immediately usable by the thyroid gland to promote production of thyroid hormones. Additionally the product contains manganese, zinc, copper and selenium at levels sufficient to support the conversion of T4 to T3. The levels of these nutrients within the product will complement those in any of our multiformulae to give optimum intake for all body needs. The product will hence stand alone for thyroid support and will also be complementary if used alongside any of our multiformulae for all round health support.
The brassica base also contains zinc, copper, potassium, calcium and magnesium. This acts as a food base to help the metabolism of the formula.
Suitable for: Vegetarians, vegans and for people with Candida and yeast sensitivities.
Contraindications: Not be to be used during pregnancy, or by those with high blood pressure or those taking MAO inhibitors.
Non-Active Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Non GM & Free From: Wheat; yeast; startch; gluten; soy; lactose; added sugars, colourings, flavourings & preservatives.
Storage: Keep cool, dry & out of direct sunlight.
Hydroponically-grown brassica juncea providing: phosphorus; iron; zinc; copper; manganese; selenium; chromium; potassium; calcium and magnesium, L-Tyrosine, ascophyllum nodosum (kelp) powder, seleno L-methionine, manganese citrate, microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, vegetable stearic acid, silicon dioxide.
Contraindications: Not be to be used during pregnancy. People already on prescribed thyroid medication should consult with their doctor before using this supplement.
Nutrient Per 1 Tablet %RDA
Manganese 2.67mg 133
Selenium 56.75µg 103
Chromium 13.0µg 32
L-Tyrosine 400.0mg *
Kelp 300.0mg *
(providing Iodine 150.0µg 100)
RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
* = No RDA
Suggested Intake: 1-2 tablet daily as a food supplement or as directed by a practitioner.
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