Many trace minerals and substances are essential for thyroid function.
The supplements that would be helpful in treating hypothyroidism are:
1. Iodine- An iodine deficiency deprives the thyroid gland hormone production and function. Supplementation with seaweed, unrefined sea salt, or fresh ocean fish can replace this issue.
2. Selenium- Selenium is important in the conversion process of T3 to it’s active form of T3. More, or as important is the fact that selenium decreases autoimmune TPO antibodies and improves mood and well-being.
3. Vitamin A- Which is prevalent in patients suffering from malnutrition is also vitally necessary in manufacturing of T4. Additionally, Vitamin A is necessary for the T3 intracellular receptor being formed.
4. Zinc- The abnormal zinc metabolism has been linked to hypothyroidism. Zinc also plays an essential role in converting T4 to T3 and is also quite important for T3 binding to the intracellular receptors.
Did you know?
Zinc is an essential part of the enzyme deiodinase, which converts T4 into functional T3.
Isn’t is crazy?
High intakes of iodine can cause some of the same symptoms as iodine deficiency. This is why it is important to make sure to have your labs closely watched while treating any issue.