Support Your Thyroid, Naturally

Support thyroid function and health with key nutrients

The thyroid is responsible for balancing numerous chemical reactions in the body, including those that regulate metabolism, heart and brain function. When the thyroid gland is not functioning optimally, it can be associated with symptoms such as:

When left untreated, this condition can cause serious health issues and result in symptoms such as:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Poor circulation
  • Thinning hair
  • Sensitivity to cold

FemmeCalm’s Thyroid Formula contains an effective combination of minerals and botanical extracts known to benefit thyroid function.

Improve thyroid health

All FemmeCalm products are formulated based on scientific research and contain standardized extracts of key botanicals known to support women’s specific health issues. Rather than just treat the symptoms, Thyroid Formula helps support they thyroid gland by providing targeted nutrition.

Copper, Manganese and L-tyrosine

The minerals copper and manganese, and the amino acid L-tyrosine, work synergistically to help in the creation of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Copper is needed for the metabolism of L-tyrosine, which is a fundamental precursor to T3 and T4.[1] Copper deficiency has been associated with decreased T3 levels in animals and humans.[2]

Manganese is an essential nutrient involved in chemical processes of the body, including the metabolism of cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein. In animal studies, it has been shown to support the creation of T3. [3]

Iodine

Iodine is an essential nutrient that the body needs for making thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. Deficiency can lead to hypothyroidism, goiter and developmental delays in infants. It is estimated by the World Health Organization that iodine deficiency affects 30% of the world’s population, with women more commonly deficient than men. The addition of iodine to table salt has largely eliminated iodine deficiency in the developed world. However, many people are limiting their salt intake, which has led to a recent decrease in iodine intake. Maintaining adequate iodine levels remains a significant world-wide public health initiative in order to sustain thyroid health.[4]

Ashwagandha and Guggul

Ashwagandha, known as Indian ginseng, is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is traditionally used to combat stress and inflammation. In animal studies, ashwagandha has also been shown to increase levels of T3 and T4.[5]

Guggul is made from the sap of the Commiphora mukul tree, also native to India, and helps to reduce cholesterol, which is often elevated in hypothyroidism. Z-guggulsterone has also been shown to stimulate thyroid function in animal studies.[6]

Together these ingredients synergistically stimulate the production of thyroid hormones.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

The FemmeCalm Thyroid Formula also includes pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) for increased energy and reduced stress. Not only does vitamin B5 help in stress reduction and boost energy levels, it is also known to increase mental alertness and clarity.

Thyroid Formula supports healthy thyroid function by delivering a concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals and standardized botanical extracts that can help support your thyroid health.


References

[1] Ramakrishnan S. Textbook of Medical Biochemistry 3rd ed. London, Orient Longman, 2004.
[2] Arthur et al. (1999). Thyroid function. British Medical Bulletin, 55:658-68.
[3] Eder et al. (1996). The effect of manganese supply on thyroid hormone metabolism in the offspring of manganese-depleted dams. Biological Trace Element Research, 55:137-45.
[4] Pearce et al. (2013). Global iodine nutrition: Where do we stand in 2013? Thyroid, 23(5): 523-8.
[5] Panda & Kar. (1998). Changes in thyroid hormone concentrations after administration of ashwagandha root extract to adult male mice. The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 50(9):1065-8.
[6] Tripathi YB et al. (1984). Thyroid Stimulating Action of Z-Guggulsterone Obtained from Commiphora mukul. Planta Medica, 50(1):78-80.