Thyroid Balance by IP Formulas features targeted nutrients and herbs that support healthy thyroid hormone synthesis. This combination may facilitate the expression of thyroid hormone genes. The addition of ashwaganda and guggul may aid in the conversion of thyroxine to triiodothryonine (T4 to T3) and may assist in maintaining healthy blood lipid levels.
Thyroid Balance is indicated for:
• Poor Conversion of T4 to the More Active Hormone,T3
• Support Healthy Thyroid Function to Reduce Risk of fatigue, constipation, dry skin, poor cognition, cold hands and feet, irregular periods, depression, hair loss, edema, hives, weight gain, low energy, can't get started in the mornings.
Vitamin A (Retinyl palmitate):Vitamin A (Retinyl palmitate): Retinyl palmitate, also referred to as "pre-formed vitamin A" is the form of vitamin A that is stored in the liver. It is converted into retinol and then into retinal by enzymes that are zinc-dependent.
Beta-carotene has not been used in this formula because individuals with hypothyroidism may lack the ability to effectively convert beta-carotene or other carotenoids into vitamin A.2
Retinyl palmitate may have an effect on 43 genes that in turn regulate enzymes possessing powerful antioxidant activity.3 Hypothyroid individuals tend to have elevated lipid levels and therefore need adequate antioxidants to prevent oxidation of cholesterol.4
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol): This bioavailable form of vitamin D facilitates intestinal absorption of calcium and maintains calcium:phosphorous balance. Hyperphosphatemia may be present in hypothyroid individuals and contribute to cardiovascular involvement.5 Higher dose, longer duration exogenous thyroxine, depletes skeletal sites such as the femoral neck, rich in cortical bone.6
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol succinate): This powerful biological antioxidant makes it a useful component of the Thyroid Balance formula. In a study of 34 patients with various thyroid disorders researchers found elevated vitamin E levels in their thyroid tissue. They concluded that vitamin E acts as a scavenger in thyroid follicular cell dysfunction.
7 Researchers in Poland demonstrated that active oxygen radicals inhibit the activity of an enzyme responsible for the conversion of T4 to the active hormone T3.8
Iodine (Atlantic Kelp): Eighty percent of the body's iodine pool, (about 15 mgs in adults) is contained in the thyroid gland. Iodine is primarily used as a substrate for the manufacture of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
To avoid the negative impact excess iodine might have, selenium has been added.
High iodine intake in the presence of insufficient selenium may permit thyroid tissue damage; whereas even a moderately low selenium intake normalized circulating T4 concentration in the presence of iodine deficiency.9
Zinc (as zinc citrate): Human studies have demonstrated consequent reduced concentrations of thyroid hormones when a zinc deficiency is present. The mean Zn and Se concentrations in thyroid cancer tissue were significantly lower than in the thyroid tissue of other patients suggesting that a deficiency of zinc participates in the carcinogenic process.10 Zinc deficiency has also been suggested as the possible cause for sub-clinical hypothyroidism sometimes seen in children with Down's Syndrome.
Selenium (as L- selenomethionine): Selenium is an integral component of the detoxifying enzymes glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and iodothyronine 5' deiodinase. The latter is responsible for peripheral T3 production. There is a narrow therapeutic threshold with respect to selenium.
Guggulsterones: This gum resin helps to lower cholesterol and decrease lipid peroxidation; and appears to increase T3 concentrations and enhance the T3/T4 ratio.13
Rosemary Leaf Extract: This antioxidant is added to prevent free radical damage to thyroid tissue.
Ashwagandha Root Powder: This ayurvedic herbal tonic or adaptogen is added for adrenal/thyroid support.14
Directions:Take two capsules twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner
About the Manufacturer
The IP Formula line provides quality brain nutrition at affordable prices. Our line of brain vitamins, amino acid supplements, and omega 3 fatty acids help to increase brain function and stabilize mood and weight issues by supplying the brain food that is not being supplied or absorbed from your diet.
All of our brain nutrition products are manufactured in a state of the art and NNFA GMP Certified production facility. Our goal is to provide the highest quality nutritional supplements at prices that are affordable.
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