- Comprehensive thyroid nutrition
- Combines Coleus forskohlii with select vitamins & minerals
- Helps the body maintain a healthy internal temperature, energy metabolism and more
Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and play a big role in growth, cell reproduction, and nerve function. Swanson Thyroid Essentials provides ultimate thyroid gland nourishment with specialized ingredients like standardized Coleus forskohlii, a little-known but powerfully beneficial herb, and recognized thyroid supporters like iodine, zinc, copper and B vitamins. Set your "internal thermostat" to comfort with Thyroid Essentials!
There are several things that I look for when buying a thyroid supplement. The first is the pill size and how easy it is to swallow. Since my thyroid is enlarged, often times pills no matter how small can be a challenge. This capsule went down easy with no issues at all!
I do have to admit that this supplement has a strong smell to it, but it isn’t too overpowering. So if you are one of those people who can’t take a pill because of its smell, then this shouldn’t bother you.
After being on it for about a month, I feel a big difference. I have much more energy then I did before. I also don’t feel as swollen as I did.
One downside that I found was that if I don’t eat something with this, then I can definitely tell. I would get a queasy feeling in my stomach. And I could taste the pill later. However, if I ate with it, then I didn’t have that issue at all.
I received this supplement from Swanson Health Products in order to evaluate their website, products, and service. I love the way their website is set up. It is extremely easy to search. I found the supplements that I wanted with no problem whatsoever.
Let’s take a look at all the goodness that is included in this one little capsule. I went to Doctor Oz’s site to see what he had to say about each of the different components. As some of you may know, Doctor Oz has partnered with Sharecare to help disseminate information vital to your health.
First you have Thiamin (Vitamin B-1). According to Sharecare & Doctor Oz, this vitamin is essential for converting fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids into energy. Plus they say that some new research suggests that Thiamin deficiency may be related to chronic pain.
Next on our list is Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2). This one helps with the headaches and depression that go along with hypothyroidism. Now that I think about it, I haven’t been having my horrible headaches lately. Now I think I know the reason.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B-3) works wonders for joint pain and swelling. It is also suggested that it helps with preventing stored fat from moving over into the blood stream. This is basically the same as niacin except without that horrible niacin flush that you get.
Pyroxidine (Vitamin B-6) is said to be useful in helping create stronger neurotransmitter pathways. Can we say less brain fog? Plus it helps in the creation of serotonin and dopamine. They say that this can also help with chronic pain, migraines, and PMS.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9) is said to help prevent osteoporosis, decrease liver damage, and elevate the mood. As I am not even 40 yet and my doctor is already concerned about osteoporosis, he had already had me on folic acid for quite some time now.
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) helps your body utilize the Folic Acid. It also helps pernicious anemia. B-12 helps create healthy red blood cells. B-12 also helps battle depression, decreases risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, and is said to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) helps convert stored fat into energy. Plus it helps promote healthy adrenal function. This is important when you read all the studies linking hypothyroidism to adrenal fatigue.
Iodine is said to be an anti-inflammatory. And according to Dr. Howard S. Smith on Sharecare, it can help prevent fibrocystic breast changes.
Magnesium helps make sure that your nerves, muscles and cardiovascular system are working properly. And as an added benefit for those of you who take calcium supplements, it is said to offset the constipating effects of those supplements.
Zinc seems to be extremely vital, especially to women. Not only does it help boost the immune system functions. But they have recently found that Zinc reduces PMS symptoms and prevents osteoporosis.
Selenium is something that I keep hearing in relationship to hypothyroidism. From what I read on Sharecare, it helps the body to recycle Vitamin E. It also helps to prevent cellular damage. And if you are like me and have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, your thyroid gland takes a heck of a lot of damage due to the immune attacks. This helps with that damage.
Copper seems like it is the wonder mineral. According to Sharecare, it is used to treat arthritic, anemia, heart disease, and enhance the immune system.
L-Tyrosine seems like it is very important for hypothyroid sufferers. According to Sharecare, Tyrosine is vital in making adrenaline, thyroid hormones, and dopamine. Until reading that, I didn’t know that dopamine was not only an anti-depressant, but it can actually reduce cravings.
Coleus forskohlii is the last ingredient listed. When I typed that into the search engine on Doctor Oz’s site, I didn’t come up with anything. So I went to wikipedia. According to that, Coleus forskohlii is the plant that produces forskohlin. Forskohlin is the name of the actual supplement. According to Doctor Oz, forskohlin is a natural metabolic booster that he deems safe to use. He says that it will not increase your heart rate at all.
In conjunction with the Wakela’s World Disclosure Statement, I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my experience with the brand. The opinions stated here are mine alone.