Opti-Thyroid™ by Dr. John Brimhall BA, BS, DC, FIAMA, DIBAK
is paired with the industry’s first and only pre-digested glandulars with supportive whole food nutrients to provide a foundation to best support the Thyroid gland! Located in the neck just beneath the Adam’s apple sits a butterfly-shaped organ, one of the largest of the endocrine organs, called the thyroid gland. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland affect nearly every tissue in the body and orchestrate the body’s overall metabolism. hyroid hormones activate over 100 enzymes in the body and have an impact on energy production and use; protein synthesis; carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism; and growth of long bones. Maintaining normal thyroid function helps maintain a robust energy level, a healthy immune system, a desirable body weight, normal gastrointestinal motility, healthy hair and skin, a positive mood and outlook, and normal body temperature. The thyroid gland’s activity truly affects us from head to toe!
The thyroid gland uses iodine from food and supplements to make the hormone thyroxine (T4), which is converted to the more potent, bioactive form called triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid function influences and is influenced by the pituitary gland, adrenals, parathyroid, and sex glands, all of which ork together to maintain hormonal balance in the body. For example, the pituitary gland produces TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), which helps regulate thyroxine hormone production. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis serve as avenues of communication for these crucially important glands.
A number of dietary and environmental factors can influence thyroid hormone production and function. For instance, compounds such as goitrogens (if not inactivated by cooking), fluorine, and chlorine can interfere with thyroid function. Sufficient nutrient intake is crucial as a host of nutrients are needed to support not only the production of thyroid hormones but the health and function of the thyroid gland itself.
Opti-Thyroid™ provides tyrosine, iodine, and selenium, micronutrients that are essential for the production of T4 and its conversion to T3. B vitamins from a whole food cultured media blend are present to support energy production, while vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene provide support for antioxidant activity and tissue protection. Chelated minerals, choline, betaine hydrochloride (HCI), and glutamic acid provide further support for metabolic functions. Glandular support comes from an Argentinian bovine source and are “pre-digested” to ensure safety and purity.*
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