Thyroid & Breast Support is designed to provide selenium and iodide, two key nutrients for optimal thyroid and breast health.
Available: 90 Capsules
- Supports Thyroid Health
- Supports Healthy Synthesis of Thyroid Hormones
- Helps Maintain Healthy Breast Tissue
Thyroid & Breast Support provides a synergistic blend of iodine, along with its trace mineral partner selenium, to help maintain iodine levels and reduce oxidative stress for optimal thyroid and breast health. Seleno-Iodide provides 3 mg of iodine combined with 100 mcg of selenium sourced from SelenoExcell®, a highly bioavailable, organically bound selenium.
Iodine is an essential trace mineral found in various forms in nature and is necessary for human growth and development. Dietary sources of iodine include seafood, seaweeds including wakame and nori, navy beans, potatoes, and iodized salt. Approximately 15 to 20 mg of iodine is concentrated in the thyroid gland in a healthy human body. Iodine is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, as it is one of the most important components of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3). T3 is the most active thyroid hormone and binds to receptors in the liver and brain to regulate gene expression. In addition to supporting thyroid hormone production, research shows iodine acts as an antioxidant, supporting a healthy thyroid gland and protecting a variety of tissues, including mammary tissue, ovarian tissue, the eyes and gastrointestinal lining. In other tissues, such as the mammary glands, the protective role of iodine is connected to its antioxidant function. Iodide can act as an electron donor in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and peroxidase, thereby decreasing damage by free oxygen radicals. In research studies, serum concentrations of iodine as low as 15 micromolar have demonstrated comparable antioxidant activity to vitamin C.
Iodine promotes ovulation
The ovaries contain more iodine than any other organ except the thyroid. Having enough iodine in the ovaries promotes healthy ovulation. It also reduces ovulation pain, prevents ovarian cysts, and boosts progesterone (because ovulation is how you make progesterone).
Iodine reduces estrogen
Iodine promotes the healthy detoxification of estrogen and also makes cells less sensitive to estrogen.
Conditions that could benefit from iodine:
- Ovarian cysts and pain
- Fibrocystic breasts, breast cysts and breast pain
- Irregular periods
- Heavy periods
Selenium is a trace mineral required to produce several important compounds, including enzymes involved in antioxidant mechanisms and thyroid hormone metabolism. Selenium intake depends largely on soil conditions in the region where food is grown or raised. Food sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, eggs, peas, poultry and meats. SelenoExcell® is a bioavailable, organic selenium supplement that is closest to forms found in nature. Under-functioning of the thyroid has been found to be common in regions where selenium deficiency rates are high. Selenium is crucial in supporting thyroid health, as it is a required cofactor for three key enzymes involved in the production of thyroid hormones, the iodothyronine deiodinases. Iodothyronine deiodinases catalyze the release of iodine from T4 to T3, allowing for increased production of the more metabolically active thyroid hormone T3. Low plasma selenium concentrations have been found to be associated with impaired conversion of T4 to T3.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule per day or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, artificial colors and flavors.
Caution: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.