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About Thyro-M™ by Virender Sodhi ND

Why Thyro-M™ was created
After practicing for more than 30 years, one of the most common health issues I have encountered is thyroid imbalance. It may be our life style, pesticides, insecticides, plastics, hormones, low level radiation, iodine deficiency and more, but definitively our thyroid is under attack all the time. As many as 30% of the patients I see have some kind of thyroid issues and treatment considerations are very limited except for substitution. Lifelong treatment with synthetic or natural thyroid medication does solve some of the issues, but fails to cover the whole spectrum of the disease.  It is very common that thyroid test values can be normal, but people will still have issues with weight, mood, skin, hair and energy level. It is not uncommon to hear that, “I am not the same”. There was a clear need for creating a product that addressed thyroid balancing as a whole. Ayurvedic medicine uses herbs which have thyroid balancing properties. Thyro-M™ is a combination of these well researched herbs.

What is unique about Thyro-M
Thyro-M is an all herbal and mineral preparation. It contains Commiphora mukul, Bauhinia tomentosa,Withania somnifera, and Bacopa monnieri, and other herbs that work synergistically to balance and rejuvenate the thyroid. In addition, I have added Iodine and tyrosine, which are food for thyroid. The majority of the population is deficient in iodine. These ingredients create a well-balanced formula for thyroid imbalances.

Benefits of Thyro-M™
Vegetarian
All herbal and mineral preparation.
Provides support for and balances the thyroid function.
Can be used with current medical regimen, but may need to adjust the dose.

The Cause of Thyroid™ Dysfunction

Dr. Virender Sodhi believes that low levels of radiation from computers, laptops, cell phones, televisions and other devices may have a link in cases of thyroid dysfunction. The thyroid is an iodine rich gland and radiation has an affinity to iodine. Low-level radiation will bind on iodine and may render the thyroid dysfunctional. Out of many environmental chemicals, one which stands out for thyroid dysfunction are fire retardants, otherwise known as PBDE's (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), they are major players in our environment. They first became popular in the 1970's, and over the years were added to almost any product you can think of (pillows, furniture foam, carpet padding, computers, televisions, clothing, and many more). They come in several varieties including penta BDE, octa BDE, and deca BDE. In laboratory tests, they have been associated with thyroid dysfunction, impaired memory, learning problems, abnormal behavior, reduced sperm counts, and delayed puberty.

Key Ingredients

Iodine

Iodine is a nonmetallic chemical element, found abundantly in seawater.  The function of Iodine is an essential component of thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), and thus essential to normal thyroid function. [i] Iodine deficiency can be the cause of hypothyroidism, multi-nodular goiter, and abnormal neurological development. Iodine deficiency was almost eradicated in the US in the 1970’s, but there has since been a 4-fold increase in abnormal urinary iodine levels, with 12% of Americans now testing low. [ii]

 

SAFETY
Acute iodine poisoning is rare. Symptoms of acute iodine poisoning include burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach; fever; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; a weak pulse; and coma.
[iii]

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Propylthiouracil (PTU), Methimazole, Amiodarone, Lithium, Warfarin (coumarin).[iv]

 

L-Tyrosine
Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid necessary for the production of melanin, cholecystokinin (CCK), and the thyroid hormones.

Withania somnifera
Used to stimulate thyroid function and adapt to stress.[v]

Bacopa monnieri

Stimulates thyroid activity by increasing the amount of T4, useful in treating hypothyroidism. It is one of the most important nervine herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine and helps to improve memory, concentration and detoxify the nervous system. [vi]

Bauhinia tomentosa

A heating herb for the body and stimulates T3 and T4 production.[vii]

Cammiphora mukul

An important resin used in Ayurvedic medicine. It helps to increase white blood cells, purify the body of toxins and increase T3 production.[viii]

Piper longum

Acts as a hormone-enhancing herb. Also, helps to increase the absorption of other nutrients, and enhances assimilation of other herbs and drugs by aiding in digestion.[ix]

Piper nigrum

Thermogenic herb used to burn up Ama and cleanse the intestinal tract. One of the most powerful digestive stimulants.[x]

Zingiber officinale

It is a bitter stimulant and used for reducing Kapha and increasing Agni. It is referred to     vishwabhesaj, “the universal medicine”.[xi]

Crataeva nurvula

Varuna is mentioned in vedic literature and its therapeutic use is known to ancient Ayurvedic physicians, especially as a blood purifier, to maintain homeostasis.[xii]

Cinnamomum zeylanicum & Cinnamomum tamala

Used to strengthen and harmonize the flow of circulation, vyana vayu. It is a universal medicine and helps to promote Agni.[xiii]

Elettaria cardamomum

One of the best digestive stimulants. Has a sattvic quality and is good for opening and soothing the flow of the pranas in the body.[xiv]

DOSE:

Take 1-2 capsules in the morning, with food. Away from calcium and iron.

The RDA recommends 150mcg for adults and 225mcg in pregnancy.

 

Iodine is the only trace element that can safely be ingested up to 100,000 times the RDA, this safety record only pertains to inorganic, non-radioactive iodine/iodide.  Medical iodophobia exists with using inorganic, non-radioactive iodine/iodide at a dosage of 12.5-37.5mg. For example, potassium iodide has been prescribed safely to to pulmonary patients in daily amounts of up to 6.0 gm/day, in large groups of such patients for several years.[xv]



[i] Iodine nutrition in the United States. Trends and public health implications: iodine excretion data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys I and III (1971-1974 and 1988-1994). (1998). J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 83(10), 3401-3408.

[ii] Treating iodine deficiency: long-term effects of iodine repletion on growth and pubertal development in school-age children. (2008). Thyroid, 18(4), 449-454.

[iii] Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Iodine. Dietary reference intakes for vitamin A, vitamin K, boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, vanadium, and zinc. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press; 2001:258-289. (National Academy Press)

[iv] Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Iodine. Dietary reference intakes for vitamin A, vitamin K, boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, vanadium, and zinc. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press; 2001:258-289. (National Academy Press)

[v] Panda, S. (1999). Withania somnifera and Bauhinia purpurea in the regulation of circulating thyroid hormone concentrations in female mice. J Ethnopharmacol, 67(2), 233-239.

[vi] Pandit, R. (1992). Effect of an herbal compound: thyrocap in the patients of simple diffuse goiter. J Res Edu Ind Med.

[vii] Johri, R. (1992). An Ayurvedic formulation 'Trikatu' and its constituents. J Ethnopharmacol, 37(2), 85-91.

[viii] Kumari, A. (2008). Screening of antioxidant potential of selected barks of Indian medicinal plants by multiple in vitro assays. Biomed Environ Sci, 21(1), 24-29.

[ix] Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum, C. cassia). (2006). J Complementary Medicine, 5(5), 67-69.

[x] Gilani, A. (2008). Gut modulatory, blood pressure lowering, diuretic and sedative activities of cardamom. J Ethnopharm, 115(3), 463-472.

[xi] Bernecker C (1969). “Intermittent therapy with potassium iodide in chronic obstructive disease of the airways.” Acta Allerg,

 
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