Relationship between Thyroid & Nutrition

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Published on August 7, 2015 by HWC

The video talks about the relationship between nutrients, vitamins and thyroid gland.

Thyroid stimulating hormone is released by brain and triggers thyroid gland to release T4 (inactive hormone). T4 will be converted into T3 (active hormone).

T3 will get into the cells and binds with nuclear receptor.

Low T3 hormone results in weight gain, energy loss, hair loss, dry skin, constipation, etc.

How to Balance TSH?

Protein is the major element that helps to produce TSH at adequate levels. In addition to this, Magnesium, Zinc, and B-12 are the key nutrients and vitamins that help to balance TSH.

How to Balance T4?

Iodine is the important nutrient that helps to produce T4 in adequate levels. Seafood and vegetables are the rich sources of iodine.

B2 and vitamin C are the two important minerals that help helps iodine to get into thyroid gland.

Converting T4 into T3

An enzyme is required to convert T4 into T3 and this process can be driven by selenium mineral.

In order to help t3 to activate nuclear receptor, vitamin D, A is required. Deficiency of these vitamins can also stop t3 to activate your cell to increase metabolic rate.

These are the essential vitamins and minerals that need to be taken in adequate quantities to ensure proper function of thyroid. Deficiency of these nutrients will increase your chances of thyroid disorders.

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