This butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck makes thyroid hormones that affect your metabolism. If you have hypothyroidism, your body isn’t producing enough thyroid hormone. You may feel tired or cold all the time, have dry skin, a slow heart rate, constipation or gain weight for no apparent reason. If your thyroid hormone levels are too high, you have hyperthyroidism. Obvious symptoms include nervousness, trouble concentrating, feeling too warm, having a rapid heart rate and losing weight without trying.
The pituitary gland located at the base of the brain keeps track of the amount of thyroid hormone in the blood. It sends signals to the thyroid gland to either make more or less depending on what’s needed for optimum function. A goiter, or enlarged thyroid, can cause difficulties swallowing or breathing. A lack of iodine in the diet is the most common cause, but goiters can also result from thyroid hormone over or under production or nodules on the gland itself.
- Helps in the function of the thyroid gland and to prevent iodine deficiency
- Contains iodine naturally sourced from bladderwrack
- Contains the important cofactors, selenium, zinc and copper
ashwagandha (withania somnifera) root, 1.5% withanolides 100mg,
copper (copper citrate) 1.5mg,
manganese (manganese citrate) 500mcg,
iodine (laminararia digitata/ascophyllum nodosum) 200mcg,
selenium (selenium yeast) 200mcg
zinc (zinc citrate) 7.5mg.
Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate (1%) and vegetable capsule.
Adults: Take 2 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Caution advised with a low protein diet. Caution advised when there is a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. The iodine in this product is naturally sourced from seaweed and may have come in contact with crustaceans. Caution advised with allergies to shellfish. Contains the Health Canada maximum daily dosage of selenium for adults (400mcg). Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to taking additional selenium.
Consumption with alcohol or other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended.