Designed to help maintain a healthy thyroid gland, Kelp Formula contains kelp which is a good source of iodine - a vital mineral for the thyroid gland. The other ingredients are nettles, damiana, siberian ginseng, parsley, Irish moss and maca.
Please note, if there is a candida problem that also may need treating. It may also be necessary to support the adrenal glands since hypothyroidism is sometimes secondary to hypoadrenia (Consider) Licorice Formula or Licorice Formula A . For further help, the amino acid Tyrosine found in Thyroid Support Formula may also be useful for both the thyroid and the adrenal glands (tyrosine may also help some cases of depression).
Problems with thyroid blood tests:
Quite often laboratory tests will demonstrate that the thyroid is within the "normal" range yet the person will show all the signs of hypothyroidism. Please note the following in relation to this paradox:-
1) The first point to make here is, as Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield states in his book "The Great Thyroid Scandal", the tests might be wrong. Dr Peatfield has been villified by his colleagues as heretic for stating in his book that the tests can be so inaccurate that they "should be placed where the sun doesn't shine" (at least he doesn't mince his words). For the most part the conventional test of choice is the test for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, not the thyroid itself. If it is normal it is inferred that the thyroid function is OK. But, as Dr Peatfield explains, this does not always appear to be reliable. Apparently, some people have had the same test repeated 4 to 5 times before a low thyroid has been indicated, sometimes over several years.
2) The normal figure may be at the lower end of the normal range. So the patient is told they are 'normal' when it might have been borderline.
3) Thyroxine itself is metabolically inert, and must be converted to tri-iodothyranine (T3) before it does anything. This conversion requires zinc, copper, and iron, and a deficiency of these nutrients can produce hypothyroid symptoms. (Please note Thyroid Support Formula contains these nutrients). Further, this conversion is blocked by mercury toxicity, so this must be dealt with if relevant.
4) Candida binds thyroxine, thereby inactivating it. Indeed it has long been appreciated that some 90% of Candida victims have low thyroid function, and this may well be an important mechanism. It is therefore important to treat candidiasis if that is part of the problem.
3 capsules twice a day for the first month (its better with food, but this is not vital).
Then take 2 capsules twice a day for at least another 3 months.
Continue for as long as is needed.
We regard anything less than 3 months on any botanical regimen to be a waste of time and money. Botanical supplements are not drugs and they work gradually.
Contains 60 vegan capsules. Therefore at the reccomended dosage you will need 3 bottles for the first month, then 2 bottles for the remaining period.
Nettles, damiana, siberian ginseng, parsley, Irish Moss, maca, kelp (a natural source if of iodine).
Not recocomended for sufferers of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis without the approval of your doctor.
Thyroid Support Formula: Contains the main amino acid (namely tyrosine), along with the vitamins and minerals which are needed to help create thyroid hormones. Combines superbly with Kelp Formula.
Article on Thyroid Deficiency: Click here