Do Over the Counter Thyroid Medications Work?

There are nearly 20 million Americans that suffer from Thyroid disorders. 

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Over the Counter Thyroid Boosting Supplements do Work.

Symptoms you may Have a Thyroid Disorder

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  • Weight gain even though you eat well
  • Tired even though you get enough sleep
  • Depressed for no reason
  • Brain fog,  you just don't feel sharp
  • You are cold when no one else is

Many people are being helped by over the counter Thyroid Boosting Supplements. You must be able to separate the good ones from the bad ones. Here are the big ingredients that need to be on the list in order for the thyroid supplement to be effective. 

  • Iodine - Building block of the fundamental hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)
  • Selenium - Antioxidant that protects the thyroid
  • L-Tyrosine - Central molecule of thyroid hormone, there are 4 attached to tyrosine to make (T4)
  • Coleus Forskohlii  - Mimics the effect of thyroid-stimulating hormone and enhances the intake of iodine into the thyroid.
  • Ashwagandha - Balances hormones to an optimal level, shown to lower cortisol (stress hormone), boosts T3 and T4

Studies have shown that liquid delivery is used in the body 98% where capsule delivery is only about 35-50%. Capsules need to travel through your stomach and liver before they can be absorbed while liquid extracts are absorbed 85% in the first 20-30 seconds.

I rely heavily on a brand called Pure Encapsulations Thyroid Support.

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