Biotics Research Thyrostim - 270 tabs
Biotics Research's Thyrostim provides broad spectrum support for healthy thyroid function consisting of vitamin A, minerals and trace minerals, glandular specific probiotic support, L-Tyrosine and special enzyme synergists.
The thyroid gland is actually a collection of individual glands called follicles, where newly synthesized hormone is secreted prior to release into the bloodstream. In general, thyroid hormones refer to T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). Though T4 is the main product, T3 is 3 to 4 times more active. T4 (with 4 atoms of iodine) is converted to T3 (with 3 atoms of iodine) via peripheral tissues, especially the liver and lung. Several factors, including low metabolic rate, falling blood pressure, and conditions that increase the need for energy such as a cold environment, hypoglycemia, pregnancy, or high altitude, stimulate the secretion of thyroid hormones. Varying degrees of low thyroid function are routinely detected by laboratory tests and other measures.
The manufacture of thyroid hormones requires specific nutritional support. Thyrostim™’s broad spectrum formula was designed to provide these key nutrients. Take iodine for example; the common form of iodine in foods is iodide. At maximal activity, the thyroid can contain up to a 300-fold greater concentration of iodide than blood levels. Cells oxidize iodide to organically bound iodine, which is then chemically combined with tyrosine, an amino acid that is a protein building block. Each molecule of thyroid hormone contains the equivalent of two tyrosine molecules. Many other key nutrients are supplied by Thyrostim™ as well, such as selenium and magnesium, which are essential for healthy thyroid function.