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Thyax Supplement Facts
Learn more about the ingredients in Thyax.
Daily Dosage: As a dietary supplement, take two capsules in the morning and two capsules in the evening with 8 ounces of water. 45-60 days of continuous use is necessary for optimum results.
Zinc (picolinate)- Required for the manufacture of thyroid hormones, zinc is also necessary for overall growth and development (3). Patients with hypothyroidism may have impaired intestinal zinc absorption and lower levels of plasma zinc (4,5). Treatment with zinc improved thyroid function and reduced the incidence of subclinical hypothyroidism in patients with Down syndrome, who have an increased risk of hypothyroidism (6). As well, the addition of zinc supplementation to L-thyroxine therapy in hypothyroid animals improved wound healing (7).
L-Phenylalanine - As a precursor to the amino acid tyrosine, phenylalanine plays an important role in thyroid function. Deficiency of phenylalanine and L-tyrosine has been associated with hypothyroidism (1).
Iodine (Kelp)- Iodine is a trace element that is required for thyroid hormone synthesis. Deficiency of iodine causes goiter, thyrotoxicosis and developmental disorders in children (8,9). Even mild iodine deficiency can result in hypothyroidism and thyroid disorders, especially in at risk populations (10). However, excess iodine can actually inhibit thyroid function, and combined dietary and supplemental levels should not exceed 600mcg per day.
Copper (Gluconate), Manganese (citrate), Molybdenum- These trace minerals are closely tied to thyroid function. In animal studies, copper and manganese deficiency and hypothyroidism were worsened when these conditions existed together (14,15).
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL),Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin),Folic Acid- Required for optimal function of the nervous and immune systems, these B vitamins are useful in reducing levels of homocysteine, a detrimental amino acid associated with heart disease. Patients with hypothyroidism have significantly higher plasma levels of homocysteine (16). Supplementation with vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid can lower homocysteine (17).
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Chen SM et al. Effect of hypothyroidism on intestinal zinc absorption and renal zinc disposal in five-sixths nephrectomized rats. Jpn J Physiol 2005 Aug;55(4):211-9. Epub 2005 Oct 29.
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Kung JW et al. Mild iodine deficiency and thyroid disorders in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Med J 2001 Dec;7(4):414-20.
Chanoine JP. Selenium and thyroid function in infants, children and adolescents. Biofactors 2003;19(3-4):137-43.
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Oliver JW. Interrelationships between athyreotic and manganese-deficient states in rats. Am J Vet Res 1976 May;37(5):597-600.
Diekman MJ et al. Determinants of changes in plasma homocysteine in hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2001 Feb;54(2):197-204.
Peterson JC et al. Vitamins and progression of atherosclerosis in hyperhomocysteinaemia. Lancet 1998;351:263.
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Thyax is a natural thyroid remedy that can help stimulate thyroid hormone levels naturally.