Iodine is to the thyroid what calcium is to the bone. It is very common that a deficiency of iodine can cause hypothyroidism or suboptimal thyroid function. It is estimated that over 300 million people worldwide have chronic goiters (swollen thyroid glands) because they consume very little iodine. The swelling is caused by the action of thyroid stimulating hormone released by the pituitary. The TSH stimulates the thyroid, but without iodine, the thyroid is unable to create T4. The TSH continues to stimulate the thyroid, which then swells, causing the goiter. Sufficient iodine intake prevents goiter formation by allowing the thyroid to respond properly to TSH and release thyroid hormones.
Remember, a sizable portion of our society is deficient in iodine which causes a chain reaction in how your body functions on a daily basis.
Dr. David Brownstein MD, author of Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It, states in his book that Iodine is one of the most misunderstood nutrients and suggests through his extensive research that most of the population is grossly deficient in this valuable mineral. He further stated that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health when there is iodine deficiency present.
Dr. Brownstein recommends a supplement of 25-50 mg daily. Our organically sourced iodine provides 30 mg in one serving and we also add an additional 400 mg of L-Tyrosine, which is a building block for the thyroid hormone controlling our metabolic rate and energy level.
Not only do we need levels of iodine far greater than scientists previously thought, but without the important amino acid, tyrosine, there would be no thyroid hormone function. It is absolutely necessary for the body to produce thyroid (as well as noradrenaline and dopamine) hormones. Tyrosine also is an excellent stress reliever and an excellent natural treatment for depression. Together, intake of iodine and L-tyrosine can keep the thyroid nourished and prevent goiter, hypothyroidism, and a multitude of symptoms associated with low thyroid hormone levels.
We have also added 400mg of L-tyrosine which is a building block for the thyroid hormone, which controls our body's metabolic rate and energy level. The most common symptoms of an under-active thyroid are fatigue and weight gain. Giving the body a daily supply of L-tyrosine will promote optimal thyroid function, which will improve energy and promote weight loss.
L-tyrosine is an important component for some major biochemical processes in the body that regulate mood, appetite and energy levels. This is a natural remedy that can be taken safely to address some very common health problems.
Iodine plus L-Tyrosine = Thyroid Hormones
If you are noticing fatigue and weight gain, Dr. Brownstein's research supports the necessity for an effective iodine with tyrosine formula. With the improvements of Vegetarian Society Approved Capsules and the Natural Rice replacing Maltodextrin you may want to consider adding this amazing formula to your repertoire of vital nutrients to increase your energy levels as well as nurture and protect your thyroid. Let's Talk Health's Iodine with L-Tyrosine, provides superior nutritional support for healthy thyroid and immune function.