The thyroid is a small gland, located in the lower part of the neck. The function of the thyroid is to secrete hormones that regulate metabolic activity. When the thyroid is healthy, metabolic homeostasis is maintained; that is, heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, alertness, and the rate at which the body uses energy are all within the normal range.
Certain nutrients are essential for healthy thyroid function. The most important of these are the amino acid L-Tyrosine and iodine, both of which need to be available in order to synthesize thyroid hormones. In addition, B Vitamins (B6, Folate, and B12) and trace minerals (Zinc, Copper, and Selenium) are necessary for proper thyroid function.
Protocol For Life Balance Ortho Thyroid contains a full gram of L-Tyrosine, as well as appropriate amounts of the other nutrients that are critical for the support of healthy thyroid function. Guggul, Irish Moss, and Ashwagandha are herbal ingredients that have been included for of their ability to support endocrine health and modulate the stress response. Health Functions:
Weight Management. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 2 Vcaps
Servings Per Container: 45
Amount Per Serving:
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl) 2 mg
Folate (as Folic Acid) 400 mcg
Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin) 60 mcg
Iodine (from Kelp and Irish Moss) 225 mcg
Zinc (from L-OptiZinc - Zinc L-Methionine Complex) 25 mg
Selenium (from L-Selenomethionine) (Yeast-Free) 50 mcg
Copper (from Copper Amino Acid Chelate) 1 mg
L-Tyrosine (Free-Form) 1.0 g (1,000 mg)
Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus
) (Thallus) 200 mg
Guggul (Commiphora mukul
) (Resinous Sap) 75 mg Standardized Extract (min. 10% Guggulsterones)
Kelp (Laminaria digitata
) (Whole Plant) 60 mg
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera
) (Root) 50 mg Standardized Extract (min. 4.5% Withanolides)
Concentrace Trace Minerals 5 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Cellulose and Silica.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 2 Vcaps 2 times daily, on an empty stomach or just before meals. Caution:
If currently taking any thyroid medications, MAO inhibitors, or any other type of anti-depressant medications, consult your health care practioner prior to use. L-Tyrosine is contraindicated in those with the inborn errors of metabolism alkaptonuria and tyrosinemia type I and type II. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.