Thyroid Px is a balanced blend of minerals and botanicals designed to support the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland while simultaneously maintaining healthy metabolic function. Thyroid Px optimizes thyroid function, normal body temperature and general metabolic rate.
This formula can help stabilize thyroid peroxidase immunoglobulins which is essential for normal thyroid activity. The powerful antioxidants selenium and zinc, as well as the myrrh guggul gum resin, help neutralize free radicals that affect iodothryonine-5'-monodeiodinase enzyme activity, which is involved in the conversion of T4 to the active T3 hormone.
Iris species contain oleoresins in their roots and are historically claimed to move fluid (lymph). Myrrh Gum Resin is a powerful adaptogen which not only augments the thyroid, but also the liver and kidney. Studies suggest that Commiphora's constituents may help to increase iodine metabolism in the thyroid and T4-T3 conversion in peripheral tissues. Given the important role iodine plays in thyroid function, Thyroid Px includes 12 mg of Potassium iodide in 2 capsules.
1 to 2 vegi-capsules twice daily, with or without food, or as recommended by your health care practitioner. When increasing dose, do so gradually to a maximum dose of 4 capsules, twice daily. Never take high doses for more than 3 months.
Cautions & Contraindications:
Compared to ThyroCare, Thyroid Px contains much more elemental iodine (12,000 mcg vs. 200mcg, respectively). Therefore, Thyroid Px is not recommended in situations where Iodine supplementation is not indicated or tolerated. Ingestion of iodine and/or iodide has been associated with heart palpitations, acne-like skin lesions, headache in the frontal sinus cavities, unpleasant brassy taste, and increased salivation and sneezing. Some sensitive individuals may not tolerate high levels, even when medically necessary. Iodine supplementation indirectly stimulates TSH production which increases the absorption of Iodine into the thyroid gland. While Thyroid Px may cause a transient increase of TSH, it simultaneously maintains healthy thyroid hormone levels in most patients. High doses of iodine, administered in a small subsection of patients with Hashimoto's Disease, have been found to potentially aggravate the disease. In these cases where T4 levels drop, discontinue use. Thyroid Px is not a replacement for thyroid hormone therapy. Wean within 6 months to 1 capsule per day or switch to ThyroCare in order to not exceed iodine consumption.