Hypothyroidism, also called under-active thyroid or low thyroid, is a common disorder of the endocrine system. It can cause a number of symptoms, intolerance of cold, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, depression, poor concentration, lowered metabolism, increased menstrual flow, slow heart rate and weight gain. These are very common symptoms but hypothyroidism itself is often undiagnosed. Causes include low iodine levels or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease. While the test usually used to diagnose is measuring thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), it is not always accurate.*
ThyroCaps supplies L-Tyrosine for thyroxine production, increases thyroxine production, increases T4 to T3 conversion and increases thermogenesis. Among other ingredients ThyroCaps contains an extract of Coleus forskohlii called forskolin, which stimulates the release the thyroid, relieving fatigue, depression, weight gain, and dry skin. Specifically, forskolin is thought to increase thyroid function by activating an enzyme that raises levels of a key cell-regulating substance called cAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate).*
Supports optimum hormone balance*
Encourages healthy cellular metabolism*
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Cordyceps (contains adenosine and mannitol) (Dong Chong Xia Cao)
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Guggulipid (contains 10% guggulsterones, 0.5-2% E- and Z-guggulsterones)
1. Nohr, L. A., Rasmussen, L. B. R., & Straand, J. R. (2009). Resin from the mukul myrrh tree, guggul, can it be used for treating hypercholesterolemia? A randomized, controlled study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 17(1), 16-22.
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