The 7 Vitamins and Minerals you need for thyroid health.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

A healthy thyroid helps regulate your metabolism, energy levels, and overall well-being.  Fuel your thyroid for optimal conversion! 

Vitamin B:  Super important for thyroid health. They improve memory, cognitive function, elevate mood and strengthen the immune system.

Vitamin C:  Reduces thyroid antibodies. Protects the thyroid from oxidative damage. Helps to improve thyroid function.

Vitamin D:  Helps to convert free T4 to free T3. Free T3 is the active thyroid hormone at the level of the cells, and many people, while they might have normal TSH and free T4 levels, will be low on T3 and have symptoms of hypothyroidism. Low Vitamin D levels are always found in patients with autoimmune diseases.

Magnesium:  Assists with the conversion of T4 to T3. When magnesium is low then your thyroid hormone levels can also be low because tyrosine is not able to penetrate the cell, leading to decreased insulin sensitivity. Tyrosine is a building block for thyroid hormone. T1, T2, T3 and T4...the "T" is Tyrosine!

Selenium:  Drives down antibodies, protects against hair loss and is needed for the conversion of T4 to T3.

Zinc:  Is required for the formation and synthesis of thyroid hormones. A deficiency, weakens the immune system, causes hair loss and a loss of taste and smell and low immunity.

Iron:  The body needs iron to make TPO (thyroid peroxidase), which is then used to make the thyroid hormone T4. When the body is deficient in iron, T4 levels can drop, putting the body in a hypothyroid state. You also need iron to convert T4 to the active T3, so low levels of iron can cause a decrease in T3. This can lead to weight gain, low energy, pale skin and fatigue.

Life's Healthiest Thyroid Food Nutritional Therapy contains the nutrients your thyroid requires for proper functioning, including iodine, selenium, magnesium and vitamin C. Use it along with your thyroid meds, iodine protocol or whatever it is you are doing to heal your thyroid dysfunction.

Start with testing, then treatment, then re-test again annually.  Learn more.

Step #1:  Comprehensive Thyroid Panel Test available without a prescription.