Vitamins, minerals and many other nutrients are needed by the body for it to function optimally. One gland that often requires special attention is the thyroid gland. That gland plays an important role in how the metabolism functions, how one grows, how one can feel overall, and more. That said, many of us don’t get what we need in our diets to keep our thyroid functioning optimally and I am sure that I am one of those people who fall into that category.
Although I’ve often thought about what is it that I could do to make that gland work better – I just never bothered to take the time to look into it in detail. Then I came across an opportunity to review LESlabs Thyroid Support. After reading up on the ingredients in the product and looking into if and how they would react with my meds, I opted to apply. What did I have to lose? It may be that I could find that missing piece that would make me feel better.
I researched each ingredient to learn what role they played in this supplement despite seeing this below on their website. I needed to know about all the ingredients. I was amazed to learn why some of these are needed for the functioning of the thyroid.
Take a look at my findings:
Vitamin D – you see how that is in the form of cholcalciferol? This form is known as Vit. D3 and that’s very important when you’re taking a Vitamin D supplement (most of us are Vitamin D deficient). I knew there would be no issue with me and this ingredient, as I had my Vitamin D level taken a year ago and therapeutic level should be between 50-70 ng/ml – mine was a 4. I was put on 16 weeks of a very high dose of Vit D3. In fact, up to 8000 IU’s a day is pretty safe for everyone. In some countries – they actually treat diabetes and cancer with really high doses of Vitamin D3.
Vitamin E – this is an antioxidant and is important for metabolic processes. The lack of vitamin E encourages the thyroid gland to secrete too much hormone. I had no idea!
Iodine – is necessary for thyroid function however either too much or too little can cause problems. Considering I don’t add salt to anything – I felt the dosage of iodine in this supplement would be okay for me.
Vitamin B12 – If one has an under-active thyroid or no thyroid – they cannot absorb this vitamin. Well, I would bet that I am pretty deficient of this vitamin to begin with, just because my diet can be so whacked. I don’t always eat properly – not to mention, I’m not all that fond of vegetables.
Zinc – Zinc is needed to convert T4 into T3, – it’s a must mineral where the thyroid function is concerned
Selenium – I didn’t realize selenium was a crucial building block of the enzyme that converts T4 to T3 within the body. I learned that without it, T3 cannot be produced in the right amounts and organs will function as if they were hypothyroid even though blood test levels are normal.
Copper – Copper is very much needed when taking zinc to improve thyroid function. The reason for this – is that zinc can deplete the system of copper. Copper also stimulates the thyroid.
L-Tyrosine – is a synthetic form of a naturally occurring amino acid produced to stimulate thyroxine which is produced by the thyroid gland.
Ashwagandha Extract – This, I learned, is a plant (herb) where its roots and berries are used to make medicine and it has a multitude of alternate names, including variations of Ginseng. It works by supporting the body’s own thyroid hormone production. It is used for a multitude of ailments and conditions such as asthma, arthritis, anxiety, bronchitis, Fibromyalgia, anti-aging, ADHD, stress, and much more. This herb reacts with thyroid and sedative medications – both of which I do not use, so I was good to go in this being a part of the Thyroid Support formula.
There. I had all my research of the individual ingredients completed and felt confident that I would be okay in consuming the supplement. Given that, if you are ever in doubt about taking any supplement you should consult with your physician. Often, pharmacists are good resources to seek advice from too.
The Thyroid Support arrived and I began taking it right away. The vegetable capsules are approximately 3/4″ long and about the width of a pencil. They are the color of sand – traditional sand, not beach sand. I found it to be easy to swallow them.
I think it’s important to mention that one who has thyroid issues doesn’t usually see results right away from being on prescription meds; therefore, I didn’t expect to see results with only taking this supplement for two weeks. Although I haven’t noticed a difference in my weight, or general overall feeling of sluggishness, I do notice that I focus better. My biggest concern was that I would feel stomach upset as my stomach bothers me a lot when taking medications and supplements. That said, I have not noticed any side-effects from taking the supplement…no dizziness, no stomach upset – nothing.
I will finish this bottle which contained 60 capsules to start with. By the time two months is up, I am hoping to see some changes. If you’d think you could benefit from LESlabs Thyroid Supplement you can find it on Amazon.