Thyroid Care provides superior nutritional support for healthy thyroid and immune function. Optimal levels of iodine benefit the thyroid gland and enhance metabolism.
This formula now provides three forms of iodine for even greater overall support beyond the thryoid, although that is still it's primary target. For example, research shows that molecular iodine supports breast health, while sodium iodide and potassium iodide are the best form of support for thyroid health and the creation of thyroid hormones.*
L-Tyrosine is an important amino acid which is absolutely necessary for the body to produce thyroid (as well as noradrenaline and dopamine) hormones. It is impossible to have a well functioning thyroid without sufficient quantities of tyrosine combined with iodine either in the diet or through supplementation.*
How it Works:
Thyroid Care™ is formulated to provide targeted support for the thyroid gland. A healthy thyroid gland is important for proper metabolism and immune system function. This formula provides iodine and l-tyrosine, which are required by the thyroid in order to synthesize thyroid hormones.
Iodine intake is required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones.* Low iodine intake, or iodine deficiency, is associated with hypothyroidism. The median US urinary iodine excretion fell from 320 mcg/d to 145 mcg/d between the early 1970s and the early 1990s and some subsets of the population may be at increased risk for moderate iodine deficiency. This reduction may be related to changes in dietary choices and increased avoidance of salt (the primary dietary source of iodine). 1-3 Thyroid Care contains three types of iodine, which helps provide support beyond thyroid concerns as well:
A review paper examining results obtained in studies of breast health noted that while all forms tested (molecular iodine, sodium iodide and potassium iodide) produced beneficial effects, the best results for breast support were achieved with iodine.*4
Sodium and Potassium iodide
Potassium and sodium iodide are the forms of iodine utilized by the thyroid. Iodine is an essential component of thyroid hormones. Supplemental iodide is important for optimal thyroid function.*5-7
L-tyrosine is the precursor for the formation of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), as well as epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine.*8
Q: Why should I care about iodine?
A: Because iodine is one of the most important minerals for healthy cellular and metabolic function. There was a time when iodine figured big into the American diet, especially after the connection between goiters and iodine deficiency was made clear, leading to the formulation of iodized table salt. However, with more recent concerns about sodium intake, there may be even less iodine in the American diet than there was just 50 years ago. In fact, it has been estimated that the entire American population is deficient in iodine, possibly due to changes in diet and a reduction in the use of table salt.
Additionally, certain toxic minerals “compete” with iodine. As we are exposed to greater levels of chlorine, bromine (bromide) and fluoride, the body requires more iodine for ongoing detoxification.
Q: What exactly is “tyrosine” or “L-Tyrosine”?
A: Tyrosine is an amino acid. It is generally considered a “conditionally essential” amino acid because the body can typically synthesize adequate amounts of tyrosine from phenylalanine. However, in addition to thyroid hormone support, supplemental tyrosine has been found to be beneficial for mood, stress relief, mental function, and memory.* Food sources include cheese, eggs, almonds, and avocados. Tyrosine, (also called “L-Tyrosine”) is the precursor for the formation of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), as well as epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine.*
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