Poor thyroid health has become one of the most common concerns in the developed world today. Inadequate nutrition, excess stress and polypharmacy all contribute to the ever-rising concern of low thyroid function. Thyroid Matrix is a blend of nutrients designed to address all of these factors.
Selenium is crucial for the proper conversion of the less active thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4), into the metabolically active triiodothyronine (T3). Without selenium, the metabolically inactive reverse T3 (rT3) is created instead, putting our bodies into a disadvantageous metabolic state. Zinc, iodine, manganese and copper are also necessary for proper thyroid hormone production, while zinc is also particularly important for increasing thyroid receptor sensitivity. All of these minerals are found in highly bioavailable forms, fully chelated with glycine for optimal stability and absorption.
L-tyrosine is the amino acid building block for thyroid hormones. It is the same amino acid needed to make our anti-stress hormone, cortisol, and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine. Studies have shown that supplementation can improve cognition during times of stress, reduce thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and increase serum-free T3. Including L-tyrosine in Thyroid Matrix is essential for the dual care of both the thyroid and the supporting adrenal glands.
Finally, we have Withania somnifera, also known as ashwagandha. This herb is most commonly known for its adaptogenic properties and ability to improve performance during times of stress. However, ashwagandha is a unique adaptogenic herb in that it has a specific affinity for supporting thyroid function, shown to increase thyroid hormone secretion in animal studies.
Collectively, Thyroid Matrix supports the health of the thyroid gland and thyroid hormones on many levels, allowing for a gentle, yet effective, approach to a low functioning thyroid.
|Ashwagandha extract (root) 1.5% withanolides||100mg|
|Zinc (TRAACS™ Zinc Bis-glycinate Chelate)*||7.5mg|
|Copper (TRAACS™ copper bisglycinate chelate)*||1.5mg|
|Manganese (TRAACS™ manganese bisglycinate chelate)*||500mcg|
|Iodine (Laminaria digitata/Ascophyllum nodosum)||200mcg|
|Selenium (Albion™ selenium glycinate complex)*||100mcg|
|*Mineral chelate supplied by Albion Laboratories, Inc. TRAACS™ and the Albion Gold Medallion design are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc. Chelate covered by U.S. Patent 7,838,042.|
Unit of Measure above: Each capsule
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vegetable-grade stearate, hypromellose.
Directions: Adults - Take 2 capsules per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Indications: Helps in the function of the thyroid gland.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Warnings: Do not use if safety seal is broken. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you have a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended.