The thyroid gland affects many functions of the body, from metabolism, emotional balance to fertility. Adequate selenium intake is essential for the production of essential antioxidant enzymes, while selenium deficiency inhibits the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Selenium deficiency, according to studies, is associated with the appearance of thyroid problems. Vitamin B12 helps the body in energy production, while low levels in the body have been observed to be associated with thyroid problems, fatigue, neurological problems, anaemia and more.
In addition, copper and zinc are nutrients that in turn affect the thyroid. Vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of T4. L-Tyrosine as well as L-glutamine are two amino acids that play an important role in the production of thyroid hormones. Magnesium deficiency is the second most common deficiency after vitamin D deficiency and can lead to thyroid problems.
The ingredient Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng or alikakavo is a herb that has been used for over 2,500 years and has been found to regulate the thyroid by lowering cortisol levels.