Highly absorbable gum guggul, selenium, copper, magnesium and zinc to help support healthy thyroid hormone conversion
Why Choose T-Convert?
A targeted combination formulated specifically to support a healthy balance of thyroid hormones by increasing conversion of T4 to T3. Many people with thyroid issues have difficulty making this conversion and so by providing this blend of cofactor nutrients and specific botanicals, levels of the active hormone, T3, can be optimised. Selenium, magnesium and zinc are all important co-factor nutrients for this process, meaning they are required by the enzymes that make this chemical happen. Because levels of T3 are not routinely tested for, T-Convert may be particularly helpful for those who are resistant to other therapies, ie those whose laboratory markers TSH and T4 appear within normal range but who feel no improvement. Can be used in conjunction with thyroid hormone medication under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
What is the Thyroid gland and what does it do?
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck whose job it is to produce hormones that regulate many of the body's essential functions, including metabolism (the conversion of calories from food into energy) . In simple terms, the body takes iodine from certain foods in order to convert it into the thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The thyroid cells are the only cells in the body that can absorb iodine. In these cells, iodine is combined with the amino acid l-tryosine to make T4 (thyroxine). T4 is then converted, with the help of numerous co-factor nutrients (such as selenium and magnesium), into the biologically active hormone T3 (triiodothyronine), which is transported throughout the body via the bloodstream helping to regulate many vital functions in the body, including metabolism, body temperature, brain function, digestion, heart function and muscle control.
What is T4 to T3 conversion?
Many people have heard of thyroxine (T4) but few are aware that this must be converted into triiodothyronine (T3) in the body. T3 is the most active form of thyroid hormone that the body can use. The conversion of T4 to T3 requires a range of essential micronutrients and takes place in the thyroid, liver, heart, muscles, nerves and even the microbiome. In particular, the deiodinases are selenium-containing enzymes that are used for synthesis of T3. Many factors can either hinder or support the conversion of T4 to T3, including stress, elevated oestrogen, nutrient deficiencies, poor microbial balance in the gut, inflammation and immune dysfunction.
What is Gum Guggul?
Gum guggul is a natural resin extracted from the mukul myrrh tree native to India, as well as some parts of northern Africa and central Asia. The tree and its yellowish sap or gum resin has been a significant component of Ayurvedic medicine for more than 3000 years. Research shows that this plant extract can help to support the healthy production of T3, with its health benefits being attributed to one of its active components called guggulsterone.
2 capsules daily with food, or as directed.
Can capsule be opened and sprinkled onto food?
Suitable for adults and children from the age of 12 years.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans if capsule is split.
Not suitable for those with an overactive thyroid gland.
Suitable for those taking thyroid medication only if blood thyroid hormone levels are being regularly monitored by a health professional.
Do not take if suffering from Wilson's disease (copper).
If pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any other kind of medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product.
May cause mild abdominal discomfort in sensitive individuals.
This product is hypoallergenic / does not contain any of the14 major allergens listed in Annex II (1169/2011) of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation.