Dr. Beard’s favorite supplement for thyroid support
Thyroid Foundation is a comprehensive formulation that provides a blend of nutrients and botanicals working in synergy to support thyroid health. It includes L-tyrosine and iodine, which make up the backbone of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The addition of zinc, selenium, vitamin A, and the botanical guggulipid activate enzymes that enhance the conversion of T4 into the active thyroid hormone T3. Vitamin A and zinc also help improve cellular sensitivity to thyroid hormones. Turmeric, along with the antioxidants vitamin C and E and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), provide a powerful combination of antioxidants that boost thyroid health by reducing free radical stress.
Reap the Benefits of Optimal Thyroid Function
- Regulate appetite
- Promote healthy weight & weight maintenance
- Boost energy levels and mood
- Support gastrointestinal regularity
- Increase tolerance to temperature changes
- Grow healthy hair and nails
Optimize thyroid function with vital nutrients and botanicals.
Iodine is an essential trace mineral and is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, as it is one of the most important components of the hormones T4 and T3. The thyroid gland absorbs iodine from the blood and incorporates it into thyroid hormones. In addition to supporting thyroid hormone production, research shows iodine acts as an antioxidant, supporting a healthy thyroid gland and protecting a variety of tissues, including mammary tissue, the eyes and gastrointestinal lining.
Selenium deficiency has been shown to contribute to decreased T4 to T3 conversion. Supplementation of selenium can also help decrease thyroperoxidase (TPO) antibodies in thyroid autoimmunity.
Zinc supplementation has been shown to restore T3 levels in patients with normal T4 and low T3, demonstrating its role in the conversion process.
Vitamin A and vitamin E are also necessary for normal thyroid hormone biosynthesis.
Turmeric (The Complete Turmeric Matrix), along with the antioxidants vitamin C and E, has been shown to promote a healthy thyroid gland due to direct antioxidant activity.
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), a precursor to the body’s master antioxidant glutathione, boosts thyroid health by accelerating antioxidant activity in the thyroid gland. NAC halts the free radical activity that can compromise healthy T4 to T3 conversion.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used in Aryuvedic and indigenous medical systems for over 3,000 years and has been examined in research studies for its stress lowering effects. In studies using mice, the effects of administration of Withania somnifera root extract demonstrated an increase in serum T4 concentrations.
Guggulipid has been shown to support thyroid function, primarily by decreasing lipid peroxidation in the liver, the principal site of T3 generation. Guggul extract has also been shown to have thyroid-stimulating action by increasing iodine uptake by the thyroid gland and increasing the activities of thyroid peroxidase and protease.
Suggested Use: 4 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, artificial colors and flavors.
Cautions: Do not consume this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult your physician for further information.