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Promoting Healthy Thyroid Function with Iodine

@inproceedings{2012PromotingHT,
  title={Promoting Healthy Thyroid Function with Iodine},
  author={},
  year={2012}
}
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
Gum Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Blue Flag root (Iris versicolor) and seaweeds such as Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) are naturally occurring compounds that may aid in the treatment of hypothyroidism. Because these work via different mechanisms, they may be combined to synergistically support the thyroidparticularly in situations of thyroid hypofunction and Hashimoto’s Disease. Fucus provides iodine and upregulates iodine-processing hormones; Commiphora enhances peripheral conversion of T4 to… 

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From Endemic Goitre to Iodine Deficiency Disorders