The thyroid needs, craves, desires, can’t-do-without at least nine minerals for proper function. Have I made myself clear? Do not leave home without these nine minerals if you want your thyroid to be Happy!
It was believed that iodine was the master mineral for the thyroid. But within the last several years it has become apparent, through research and anecdotal evidence, that there are multiple minerals involved with thyroid hormone production.
Here are 9 essential minerals to support the structure and function of the thyroid.
- Iodine: T3 has 3 iodine molecules; T4 has 4. So it’s safe to say that the thyroid can’t function without iodine. T4 or (thyroxine) is 68 percent iodine by weight, and T3 (triiodothyronine) is 58 percent.
- Selenium: A necessary cofactor in the production of thyroxine (T4), It also converts T4 to the more active form, T3. A total of 11 selenium-dependent enzymes have been identified as necessary for thyroid function and thyroid hormone production. If you take iodine, especially the high amounts of iodine that some doctors are recommending, without selenium, you can cause selenium deficiency and all the selenium deficiency side effects that are not that well known. If you take selenium without iodine, you can cause iodine deficiency.
- Zinc: Required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Zinc deficiency, plain and simple, can result in hypothyroidism. Conversely, thyroid hormones are essential for the absorption of zinc. And here’s a scary fact – the hair loss attributed to hypothyroidism may not improve with thyroid hormone replacement unless zinc supplements are added.
- Molybdenum: Molybdenum-dependent enzymes function in the oxidative system of thyrocytes (thyroid epithelial cells). They also play an important role in T3 (triiodothyronine) release from the thyroid gland. Here’s another interesting fact. Mo helps to break down yeast toxins and yeast gets a leg up when your temperature is low due to hypothyroidism.
- Boron: Helps the conversion of the storage form of thyroid hormone, T4, to T3, the active form.
- Copper: Plays an important role in the metabolism of the amino acid tyrosine, which is a precursor to T4 (thyroxine).
- Chromium: Enhances insulin activity playing a major role in the regulation of insulin release and its effects on carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism. Conversion of T4 to T3 is influenced by insulin, so in a roundabout way, chromium helps this conversion.
- Manganese: Required to transport the hormone thyroxine into our cells.
- Magnesium: Calcium and magnesium must be balanced in the body to ensure proper thyroid function. If there is too much calcium, thyroid hormones can become diminished. Magnesium is the regulator of calcium absorption and utilization.
There is a dizzying array of these minerals available on the market. However, they are not all created equal. Choosing the right formula comes down to one factor: absorption.
And, guess what: not only are all 9 of these key minerals are in our ReMyte Mineral Solution but when it comes to absorption, ReMyte with its super-tiny picometer sized minerals is in a league of its own.
The enhanced absorption of picometer minerals (due to their ionic size) makes them truly functional and therapeutic. Whereas dirt minerals may be 4-20% absorbed, picometer minerals reach 100% absorption. That is why I created the picometer ReMyte formula to have maximum absorption, so the molecules can penetrate into all the places in your body that they need to go.
Here are words of gratitude from a customer who is noticing the difference that ReMyte is making in her health.
ReMyte has all the minerals you need for thyroid function. I’m getting myself on track!! Thank you Dr. Carolyn for all you do to help me stay healthy with your wonderful products and the wealth of relevant, concise, easy to understand information you share every day!
So, if you haven’t added ReMyte to your daily regimen, go here to get started:
Dr. Carolyn Dean