Thyroid hormones are produced by the body's thyroid gland and are essential for the proper functioning of many systems throughout the body. For example, thyroid hormones help the body to use energy efficiently, stay warm and help to keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. Many people's bodies do not produce as much thyroid hormones as it needs, which causes many of the body's systems to slow down and become less efficient. When this happens it is called hypothyroidism. This can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms including feeling cold, fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, dry hair, skin and nails, insomnia, reduced libido, poor concentration, hair loss and constipation.
It is important to remember that if you suspect you have low thyroid (hypothyroidism) you should go to your health practitioner for testing. ThyroSense does not replace your prescription thyroid medication, but can help provide some additional support for your symptoms. ThyroSense is a proven combination of important nutrients that can help enhance thyroid function.
Building Blocks for Thyroid Function: Tyrosine & Iodine:
The amino acid L-Tyrosine and iodine are the essential building blocks of thyroid hormones. Inside the thyroid gland, iodine is added to tyrosine to make T3 and T4 thyroid hormones. ThyroSense provides additional tyrosine and iodine to help support and facilitate hormone synthesis by an underactive thyroid gland. Iodine deficiency in particular has been shown to be a common cause of thyroid dysfunction, and supplementation with iodine can therefore help to support thyroid function and help to reduce the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Herbs for Thyroid Support: Ashwagandha & Guggul Extract
Both of these herbs have been shown to help support thyroid function.Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a well-known herb that is used for a variety of health concerns including stress and inflammation. Guggul extract from Comiphora mukul is best known for its cholesterol reducing benefits. Studies in animals have shown that both Ashwagandha and Guggul simulate the thyroid gland and can help to increase thyroid hormone production. The two herbs exhibit synergistic effects, with Ashwagandha producing an increase in the levels of the T4 thyroid hormone, while guggul extract enhances the conversion of T4 to the more potent T3 hormone form.
Vitamins and Minerals for Extra Support: Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Copper & Manganese
Pantothenic acid helps to support the adrenal glands, which in turn helps to support the thyroid since the function of these glands are closely linked. When or if the adrenals become exhausted, thyroid hormones can be depleted. Pantothenic acid helps to increase energy production and improve the ability to handle stressful situations. Copper and manganese are important minerals for normal thyroid function, however the metabolism of both of these minerals can be altered in patients suffering from hyprothyroidism.