Pure Origins Thyroid Support
Pure Origins Thyroid Support is advertised as a dietary supplement that assists users to achieve a healthy thyroid function and optimal metabolism processes. A number of direct benefits result from this, which include clarity of thinking, positive mood, enhanced energy levels, weight loss (or preventing weight gain), and less fatigue. The formula features a combination of essential minerals (Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese and Molybdenum), and a natural easily absorbable source of Iodine called kelp.
The complex also features botanical extracts of Schizandra, Ashwagandha root, Cayenne pepper and Bladderwrack and L-Tyrosine, an essential amino acid involved in the production of the hormone Thyroxine by thyroid gland. The supplement is manufactured by Pure Origins, a company based in U.S.A. Unfortunately there is no official website for the manufacturer so we can learn about company background and production facilities.
Pure Origins Thyroid Support contains the following ingredients: Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin), Iodine (kelp), Magnesium (oxide), Zinc (oxide), Selenium (amino acid chelate), Copper (oxide), Manganese (amino acid chelate), Molybdenum (amino acid chelate), L-Tyrosine, Schizandra powder (fruit), Ashwagandha Root powder, Bladderwrack powder (thallus), Cayenne Pepper powder(fruit), Kelp, rice flour, gelatin, vegetable magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide.
Numerous aspects of one’s physical and mental health depend on the well functioning of the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is a severe condition that manifests through weight gain, depression, constipation, headaches, goiter, and feeling fatigued for no apparent reason, or sensitivity to cold air that is unusually high. Although lack of Iodine may be causing hypothyroidism, most cases of this condition diagnosed in the developed world are not caused by a Iodine deficiency. In fact, it seems that too much of it can in fact cause hypothyroidism. Diet alone is often not enough to ensure proper Iodine levels, this substance that the thyroid needs to produce the hormones that ensure its proper functioning.
Kelp is one of the most popular natural sources of Iodine. It belongs to the seaweed family and is a type of brown algae. The plant also contains important minerals such as Calcium, iron, Magnesium, and Potassium as well as polysaccharides and vitamin B1, B12 and B2.
There is a certain amount of controversy regarding Iodine supplementation in patients with thyroid problems, therefore caution is advised.
The formula reviewed here also features L-Tyrosine, an amino-acid involved in the production of one thyroid hormone. There are studies that show that a 500 mg dose of Tyrosine taken 2 – 3 times daily can improve thyroid function. The thyroid gland combines Tyrosine and Iodine to make thyroid hormone. L-tyrosine is not indicated in case you have high blood pressure or have symptoms of mania.
The extract of Bladderwrack used in the formula is also associated to poor thyroid function, as a source of Iodine. Bladderwrack may interfere with pregnancy and fertility, and also interact with blood-thinning medications.
2 capsules of Pure Origins Thyroid Support should be taken daily. A bottle of 60 capsules is designed to cover a full month of use.
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- 100% money back guarantee is available, although details are not fully disclosed
- A 4.6 stars out of 5 score on Amazon.com
- Large number of consumer testimonials to be consulted online
- The retail price is high, should no discount be applicable (nearly $50 for 30 days of treatment)
- The manufacturer does not own an online page, so details on production facilities and company background are not known
- Iodine supplements should be treated with caution
Pure Origins Thyroid Support is one of the numerous healthy thyroid promoting supplements that generally base their claimed benefits on iodine (kelp extract) and a combination of minerals and vitamins with links to a healthy thyroid function. The fact of the matter is that research regarding the benefits of kelp is incipient and that the supplement has not been involved in any clinical trials to demonstrate its effectiveness.
Amazon reviews for the formula are generally positive, and while we can assume that a beneficial effect will be noticed from using the formula for most users, this is not the same as saying that the supplement is a treatment for hypothyroidism. As always, we advise caution and if possible, asking the advice of a healthcare professional prior to use.