Natural Supplements for Thyroid Disorders

Natural Supplements for Thyroid Disorders

by Rashmi Gulati, MD
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In addition to natural thyroid hormone replacement with bioidentical hormones, a number of supplements derived from nature's compendium can help buffer symptoms related to hormonal imbalance and optimize thyroid regulation and function. Some people have found supplementation to be useful in treating the symptoms of thyroid disease.

Thyroid disease can have an impact on systems throughout the body, and thyroid treatments that include complementary therapies offer synergistic benefits. These natural products may be suggested by your doctor to complement your integrative thyroid treatment protocol. We recommend against self-treating thyroid disease with complementary therapies in isolation. Please seek the guidance of an experienced integrative medical professional.

Thyroid and Adreset

  • Adreset® (Ginseng, Rhodiola, Cordyceps) is a combination of standardized herbal extracts designed to buffer the stress response by promoting healthy signaling between the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, and adrenal glands, increasing energy and improving mental clarity.

Thyroid and Exhilarin

  • Exhilarin® (Gotu Kola, Ashwagandha, and Ginger Blend) is another herbal blend formulated to reduce stress while keeping energy levels intact. By maintaining greater equilibrium in the nervous response, the body is less likely to overreact during stress and deplete its energetic resources.

Thyroid and Iodoral

  • Iodoral® is a high-potency iodine/potassium iodine supplement that repletes the body's iodine stores. Indispensable for synthesis of thyroid hormones and thyroid function, iodine also plays a powerful antioxidant role in all iodide-concentrating cells, such as the gastrointestinal lining and breast tissue.

Thyroid and Licorice Plus

  • Licorice Plus® (Rehmannia Root, Licorice Root, Chinese Yam) offer the natural properties of licorice and other natural herbs known to reset and balance the endocrine system.

Thyroid and Silymarin 80

  • Silymarin 80™ (Milk Thistle Seed Extract) helps reduce elevated cholesterol, cleanse the liver of toxins, and reduce variables favorable to cardiovascular disease and cancer through its potent antioxidant properties.

Thyroid and Thyrosol

  • Thyrosol® (Rosemary, Selenium, Bladderwrack, and Vitamin Blend) is a supplement specifically designed for healthy thyroid support. This blend of medicinal herbs, minerals and vitamins supports synthesis of T4, as well as its conversion to T3. The binding of T3 to its DNA targets may also be improved.

Thyroid and Vitamin D3

  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is converted in the body to the active 1,25(OH)2 form and interacts with the body's thyroid hormones in a number of ways. This conversion is regulated by parathyroid hormone (PTH). In the presence of hyperthyroidism with vitamin D deficiency the body's thyroid (thyroxine) and parathyroid hormones compete to maintain calcium levels. Vitamin D deficiency is common and closely associated with autoimmune disorders, among many others.
Date of Publication: 09/05/2005
Article Last Updated: 01/23/2014

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