Ortho Molecular Products
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Approximately 15 to 20 mg of iodine is concentrated in the thyroid gland in a healthy human body. Iodine is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, as it is one of the most important components of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3). T3 is the most active thyroid hormone and binds to receptors in the liver and brain to regulate gene expression.
Selenium is a trace mineral required to produce several important compounds, including enzymes involved in antioxidant mechanisms and thyroid hormone metabolism. Selenium intake depends largely on soil conditions in the region where food is grown or raised. Food sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, eggs, peas, poultry, and meats. SelenoExcell® is a bioavailable, organic selenium supplement that is closest to forms found in nature.
Benefits at a Glance
Supports Thyroid Health
Supports Healthy Synthesis of Thyroid Hormones
Helps Maintain Healthy Breast Tissue
The thyroid gland is a highly metabolically active tissue in which oxidative processes are indispensable for thyroid hormone synthesis. This is namely because the thyroid naturally produces large amounts of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Hydrogen peroxide is a necessary substrate for thyroid peroxidase (TPO), an enzyme expressed mainly in the thyroid, which plays a major role in thyroid hormone synthesis.
Under healthy physiological conditions, a balance between the generation and detoxification of free radicals is maintained.
A powerful antioxidant enzyme system is activated to ensure the thyroid is protected from ongoing free radical production. Glutathione is one of the key antioxidants used to neutralize free radicals in the thyroGlutathione, requires selenium to activate the enzyme glutathione peroxidase (GPX). Selenium-containing GPX in the thyroid cell plays a pivotal role in maintaining normal thyroid functioning by protecting the gland from oxidative stress by removing excess H2O2 from the tissues.8,9 Subsequently, supplementation with selenium has been shown to modify inflammatory and immune responses in patients with immune challenges and decrease TPO antibodies.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Amount per serving:
Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)..........3mg
Selenium (from Selenium-enriched Yeast)(SelenoExcell)..........100mcg
Natural Vegetable Capsules, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, and Silicon Dioxide.
Dosage and use
Take 1 capsule per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Cautions: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.
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