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Thyroid Support ™ is a comprehensive freeze-dried, BSE-free, bovine, multi-glandular, mineral and herbal formula to support healthy thyroid function.*

Suggested Use: Take one capsule daily with water (away from food), or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.

Bottle Contains: 60 capsules
Ingredients: Iodine, Selenium, Dulse, Thyroid Gland, Adrenal Gland, Irish Moss, L-Tyrosine, Anterior Pituitary Gland, Bladderwrack, Spleen, Thymus Gland
Other Ingredients: HPMC (capsule), vegetable stearic acid, silica, vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and medium-chain triglyceride oil.
Does Not Contain: Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, dairy products, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.
May contain traces of fish and crustacean shellfish (from Irish Moss).

The Science

Thyroid Hormone Production
The thyroid is a small gland with a sizeable role in the body. Its primary function is the concentration of iodine and the production of crucial thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). T4 is converted to T3 by the body. Between them, T3 is the more potent, biologically active hormone. It regulates the metabolic rate within cells and affects fundamental functions throughout the body. Thyroid hormone production depends on the presence of iodine and the amino acid L-tyrosine in adequate amounts. T4 contains tyrosine and four iodine molecules, while T3 contains tyrosine and three iodine molecules. Production of thyroid hormones can be disrupted by several factors in the environment, including heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury, flouride), pesticides, dysbiosis, hormonal fluctuations, antibiotic residues, chemicals, other xenobiotics, or lack of nutrients required for thyroid hormone synthesis.*1

The Thyroid Gland’s Manifold Effects
The thyroid gland does not work alone; it interacts intimately with the liver, the kidneys, and the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. Communicating via the intricate matrices of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, these key players coordinate the body’s response to stress and its quest for homeostasis.*1,2

Thyroid hormone activates over 100 enzymes in the body, exerting a significant effect on growth and metabolic rate. The metabolic rate reflects the body’s transformation of nutrients into energy. Thyroid hormone, and its influence on metabolic rate, plays a fundamental role in appetite, weight maintenance, energy levels and mood, gastrointestinal regularity, tolerance to temperature changes, and healthy hair and nails.*3,4

Glandular Support
Glandular extracts have a century-old history of supporting healthy thyroid levels. A linear relationship between thyroid extract and serum levels of thyroxine and triiodothyronine in children has been observed.*3,5

Micronutrient, Amino Acid, and Herbal Support
Production of thyroid hormone is fundamentally dependent on the presence of L-tyrosine and iodine, while conversion of T4 to T3 is facilitated by selenium. Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), dulse, kelp, and Irish moss are natural sources of iodine for support of endogenous thyroid hormone production.*6

The combination of foundational elements with supportive nutrients in LifeSpa®’s Thyroid Support™ represents a comprehensive approach to thyroid support.*

References
1. Baker SM, Bennett P, Bland JS, et al. Textbook of Functional Medicine. Gig Harbor, WA: The Institute for Functional Medicine; 2010.
2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12377295
3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15253676
4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19052559
5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7469681
6. Krinsky Dl, LaValle JB, Hawkins EB, et al. Natural Therapeutics Pocket Guide. 2nd ed. Hudson, OH: Lexi-Comp, Inc.; 2003.

LifeSpa Product Line: Guaranteed To Be Pure
All of LifeSpa's herbal formulas and supplements meet or exceed third party NSF GMP quality standards. LifeSpa's whole leaf herbal formulas and oils contain 98% organic ingredients. All of LifeSpa's herbal formulas are manufactured in an FDA registered facility, and are independently tested for lead and contaminants.

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