1 jar = 120 capsules = 98 g
Intelligent complex for thyroid function with KSM-66
Thyroid Complex from Unimedica is a fine-tuned premium complex to support thyroid function. Each individual ingredient in the thyroid complex has been selected for its specific role in supporting healthy metabolism. The thyroid is the control centre of metabolism.
Whether iodine from organic brown algae, which contributes to the production of thyroid hormone, or the adaptogen ashwagandha, which helps the body adapt to stress – each element contributes in its own way to naturally support normal body functioning, especially for the thyroid.
The carefully selected nutrients organic brown algae (Norwegian kelp), ashwagandha extract (KSM-66), L-tyrosine, selenium, manganese, zinc, vitamin A (retinol) and vitamin D (cholecalciferol) are combined in a powerfully effective formula specially chosen for the thyroid gland. With this comprehensive complex the thyroid gets everything it needs.
With high quality ingredients and natural efficacy
Brown algae (including Norwegian kelp) are a natural source of iodine. A sufficient supply of iodine is decisive for optimal thyroid function. This marine plant grows in the cool oceans and contains a range of other minerals in a natural, synergistic composition. So the natural iodine has optimal potency.
L-tyrosine is a key amino acid for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Trace elements such as selenium, manganese and zinc supplement the complex via their essential function for metabolism and the immune system, with selenium in particular contributing to normal thyroid function. Vitamins A (retinol) and D3 (cholecalciferol) provide additional support to the thyroid function directly and indirectly e.g. via their effect on the immune system.
With KSM-66 Ashwagandha®, ashwagandha extract of the highest quality and concentration
The currently best available branded raw material KSM-66 Ashwagandha® is used for the thyroid complex from Unimedica. Only the roots of the ashwagandha plant are used since only this part of the plant has the confirmed optimal efficacy inside the body.
Ashwagandha extract is known for its adaptogen effect. Ashwagandha, also known as "Indian ginseng", is a plant that plays a central role in the traditional Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda. The plant’s combination of active ingredients contains withanolides – each capsule of this highly concentrated thyroid complex from Unimedica contains 7.5 mg (5 % of the ashwagandha extract).
KSM-66 Ashwagandha® is a full-spectrum extract which means it contains all components of the root and therefore all the natural active ingredients as found in nature. It has the highest concentration of all key pure ashwagandha root extracts currently available. It is made with a special procedure developed over 14 years by KSM-66 using “green chemistry” – this means that the production process does not use damaging chemicals or alcohol. The vegan variety used here also avoids the traditional pre-treatment with milk which dissolves both water and fat-soluble plant components, while nevertheless retaining the high concentration of active ingredients.
How the ingredients of Thyroid Complex work
Each ingredient in Thyroid Complex plays a specific role. Norwegian kelp provides natural iodine, which is required to make the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). L-tyrosine is an amino acid and as a protein component it plays a role in the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Selenium contributes to normal thyroid function and, like manganese and zinc, contributes to metabolism in various ways. As an adaptogen, ashwagandha extract can help the body to naturally adapt to exceptional conditions.
Vitamin D is known for its ability to regulate the immune system and react to inflammation. This is especially true for autoimmune disease (which also sometimes occurs with the thyroid gland, when the immune system mistakenly attacks it).
Vitamin A is essential for the growth and differentiation of cells, including the cells of the thyroid gland. It influences the amount of T3 (triiodothyronine), an active thyroid hormone produced by the body. Vitamin A also supports the body’s ability to utilise thyroid hormones. A lack of vitamin A can prevent the body effectively utilising thyroid hormones so that the thyroid gland becomes unbalanced.
Why does the thyroid gland play such a major role?
The thyroid is located directly below the larynx and acts as a protective shield over the windpipe. It is the source of two essential hormones, scientifically known as triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These two hormonal signalling agents have the task of stimulating the energy use of every individual cell – they are the controllers for regulating whether general metabolism is switched to turbo or energy-saving mode. To fulfil their function, they circulate in the bloodstream and latch on to the receptors of the cell nucleus as well as the mitochondria, which produce energy inside the cells.
If this process is disturbed, various effects can arise such as inner restlessness, weight problems or impaired performance.
Which foods help the thyroid?
The selected ingredients of Thyroid Complex are also found in food. Iodine is found in saltwater fish and seafood as well as various algae and in iodised salt. L-tyrosine is found in chicken, turkey, fish and milk products. Selenium occurs in nuts and pulses, manganese in wholewheat products, nuts and seeds, and zinc in meat, eggs and seafood.
Vitamin D3 is found in fatty fish, liver and eggs, and is also produced by the body on exposure to sufficient sunlight. Vitamin A occurs in liver, egg yolk, fatty fish and fish oils as well as milk products. Plant-based sources contain the precursor of vitamin A as beta-carotene, which is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach or curly kale and in orange-red fruit such as peppers, tomatoes or apricots.
Yet it can be difficult to obtain sufficient amounts of these nutrients in high enough quality and concentration solely from the food we eat, which is why it can make sense to use Thyroid Complex.
Spectrum of action*
Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of normal skin, normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function.
Zinc contributes to normal function of the immune system, normal acid-base metabolism, protection of cells from oxidative stress, maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood, normal fertility and reproduction, maintenance of normal bones, hair, skin and nails, maintenance of normal vision, normal carbohydrate and fatty acids metabolism, normal metabolism of vitamin A, normal cognitive function, normal protein synthesis and DNA synthesis and has a role in the process of cell division.
Manganese contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, maintenance of normal bones, normal formation of collagen, protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin A (retinol) contributes to normal iron metabolism, maintenance of normal mucous membranes and skin, maintenance of normal vision, normal function of the immune system. It also has a role in the process of cell specialisation.
Selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis, maintenance of normal hair and nails, normal functioning of the immune system, normal thyroid function and protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus, normal blood calcium levels, maintenance of normal bones and teeth, maintenance of normal muscle function, normal functioning of the immune system and has a role in the process of cell division.
* Health claims permitted by the European Food Safety Authority
Each bottle contains 120 capsules. This is enough for four months.
VEGAN AND WITHOUT FOLLOWING ADDITIVES
Vegan capsule shells from pure plant-based cellulose (HPMC), free of carrageen and PEG.
Thyroid Complex capsules from Unimedica are, according to legal requirements, free of preservatives and still free of additives such as flavouring, colouring, stabilisers and separating agents such as magnesium stearate; they are GMO-free as well as lactose-free, gluten-free, gelatine-free and vegan.