Best Thyroid Nutrients

August 18, 2017 | Wellness Resources

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Best Thyroid Nutrients
Did you know your thyroid gland is responsible for regulating your weight, body temperature, hair, skin, mood, circulation and more? If you want to maintain a healthy thyroid and metabolism, good nutrition is essential.

It is also important to consider added stresses to the thyroid that make it work harder, like the change of seasons, pregnancy, and menopause. These stressors, and many others, increase the load on your thyroid gland and require additional nutritional support. The nutrients below are some of the most important for healthy thyroid function and should be included in your daily thyroid support program:

Tyrosine & Iodine

Your body often lacks the key nutrients needed to make thyroid hormone, also called thyroxine, on its own. Thyroxine (T4) is made up of four molecules of iodine attached to one molecule of tyrosine. Both of these nutrients—iodine and tyrosine--must be present in high enough quantities in order for your body to make adequate thyroid hormone.

When you have adequate iodine, your body temperature and energy normalizes because the thyroid regulates heat and energy production through basal metabolic rate.  A water-soluble form of iodine is the preferred form to supplement with. Unlike potassium iodide which can clog the thyroid gland and cause irritation, your body can flush out any excess iodine when it's in the water-soluble form. Iosol iodine is hands down the best form of water-soluble iodine available.

Selenium & Manganese

The nutrients selenium and manganese are used to convert thyroid hormone (T4) into the active form (T3). Selenium is highly concentrated in the thyroid gland. It acts as an antioxidant that protects the thyroid gland, a cofactor nutrient that facilitates the production of thyroid hormone, and as a nutrient that is required to facilitate the conversion of T4 to T3.

Manganese is a notorious nutrient in the supplement world for thyroid and liver protection. Science supports the vital role manganese plays in liver function, fat metabolism, and liver antioxidant status. This relates to thyroid function directly since most of the conversion of thyroid hormone into its active form occurs in the liver. Having adequate amounts of these minerals will ensure you feel your best.

Ashwagandha & Guggul

Ashwagandha and guggul are traditional Ayurvedic herbs that have been used for thousands of years boost stress tolerance and support a healthy weight. Guggul has been touted for its natural ability to support bile flow, fat burning in the liver, and weight management. By helping to improve bile flow, guggul can even help to clear LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and toxins from the body.

Ashwagandha is one of the best adaptogenic herbs to boost stress tolerance and rejuvenation. A variety of animal experiments show that ashwagandha helps maintain normal antioxidant function and cortisol release even under stress. When there is excess stress it is a recipe for weight gain, particularly around the middle.

Coenzyme B Vitamins

Thyroid hormone tells cells to make energy to sustain a healthy metabolic rate, thus setting the pace for energy production in the body. Vitamin B12 and folate are especially important for the enzymes that make thyroid hormone. Vitamin B12 and folate are commonly low even in healthy adults because you need to replenish them everyday.

Supplementing with high quality, coenzyme B vitamins and Kreb's cycle nutrients will support natural energy production and thyroid health. If you are currently taking B vitamins, check your label. For example, the low quality form of B12 called cyanocobalamin actually produces a molecule of cyanide when metabolized, causing you to spend extra energy detoxifying. Throw supplements that contain vitamin B12 in the cyanocobalamin form in the trash where they belong.

High quality B12 is called methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. These types of B12 are easily absorbed by cells and readily help produce energy. Folate, in the pre-methylated bioavailable form, will also be better utilized by the body for energy production.

Wellness Resources Top Thyroid Supplements

At Wellness Resources, we have helped thousands of people to improve thyroid function and metabolism, naturally. Thyroid Helper is our best-selling supplement, based on scientific research and years of clinical use. It does not contain thyroid hormones or stimulants. Instead, it gives you essential nutrients that your thyroid needs for optimum thyroid function. Thyroid Helper has helped many people to naturally improve energy, mood, motivation, and weight management.*

We recommend taking Daily Energy Multiple Vitamin along with Iosol Iodine and Thyroid Helper to enhance the production of thyroid hormone, improve thyroid hormone conversion, and increase energy. Daily Energy Multiple Vitamin contains bioavailable B vitamins, folate, and zinc – important nutrients for thyroid health and energy production. Iosol Iodine gives you the best form of water-soluble iodine for your thyroid gland. These three supplements work synergistically together to improve thyroid health and metabolism and help you get your groove back!*

Many people don’t realize these nutrients could make a world of a difference to thyroid function. Give your thyroid the nutrition it needs and see how it can make a difference in your life!

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