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Thyroid

Thyroid Support Supplements


The thyroid is a gland located at the base of the neck, shaped like a butterfly – each wing, or lobe of your thyroid lies on either side of your windpipe. The thyroid makes, stores, and releases thyroid hormones into the blood. These hormones are used regulate metabolic activities in the body and signal growth in the body and brain, promote detoxification, provide antioxidant protection in the intestinal tract, and protect against cancer. Optimal function of the thyroid is critical for neurological development in the womb, infancy, and early childhood. Thyroid function impacts the health and function of the body and brain from development in the womb to old age.

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Unfortunately there are many pollutants that interfere with the function of the thyroid. It is important to understand the thyroid, what effects it, and how to support it for optimal mental and physical health.

The thyroid requires the element, iodine, to function properly. Without iodine, the thyroid cannot produce adequate amounts of thyroid hormones. Iodine is a critical nutrient for the the production of thyroid hormones and the protection of the thyroid. The average American consumes far less iodine than they did 50 years ago, primarily in the form of iodized salt. Most people on low-salt diets don't get enough iodine and the daily amount recommended the US government may be woefully inadequate, according to some experts.

Following the fallout of radioactive Iodine-131 across the Pacific rim, as a result of leakage from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan, the incidence of hypothyroidism in Hawaii and California in infants jumped 20%. There is currently an epidemic of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer in the area near Fukushima. Pregnant and nursing women, the developing fetus, newborns, infants, and young children require the most iodine and are the most vulnerable to the impact of radioactive iodine. Because most people in the US consume fruit and vegetables grown on the West Coast, it is important for everyone in the US to make an effort to support optimal thyroid health.

Iodine and the lack of it have a huge impact on the development of children and overall intelligence. There are many pollutants that are thyroid disruptors, binding to receptor sites in body tissues that use iodine, displacing iodine, and interfering with the production of thyroid hormones. For detailed information on the the thyroid, its relationship with iodine, its impact on mental and physical development, thyroid disruptors, and what you can do to support thyroid health, please read our article, Thyroid and Iodine Overview.*

Other supplements that support thyroid function and health, including anti-oxidants, bioflavonoids, B vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and some amino acids.

  • Ashwagandha Extract Capsules

    Ashwagandha Extract Capsules $15.00

    Ashwagandha is an herb from India that is being studied for its support in blocking uptake of opiates, increasing levels of calming neurotransmitters, recuding levels of cortisol, and enhancing short-term memory.  ...

  • Bioactive Iodine Blend

    Bioactive Iodine Blend $27.00

    Our Bioactive Iodine Blend contains molecular iodine, potassium iodine, and sodium iodide for maximum uptake and use by tissues throughout the body. These are the forms of iodine recommend by many thyroid experts. Our...

  • Co-Q10 - 100 Mg - 60 Capsules

    Co-Q10 - 100 Mg - 60 Capsules $17.00

    An antioxidant that is part of the ATP cellular energy cycle, it is concentrated in the heart and liver.  It s is essential to supplement with this  if taking cholesterol lowering or high blood pressure...

  • L-Tyrosine - 500 mg, 100 vegie caps

    L-Tyrosine - 500 Mg $27.00

    L-Tyrosine is an amino acid used for formation of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones, L-Tyrosine is also an important precursor for neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, which elevate mood and promote the...

  • Liquid Pure Minerals - Just the Mineral and Water

    Liquid Minerals - Preservative Free $12.00

    Autistic children are typically deficient in key minerals important for optimal metabolic and neurological function. Often simple is best - this new product line is just minerals and water.  Because the minerals are...