The following review is on the health product manufactured by A.Vogel, Thyroid Support. This dietary supplement product is claimed to assist with the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. This supplement product claims to prevent iodine deficiency.
- Iodine (from Kelp) (50 mcg)
Other ingredients include in this formula are microcrystalline cellulose, pre-gelatinized starch, corn starch, soy polysaccharide, magnesium stearate. Marine kelp is a great source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, and essential minerals such as zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and calcium. This product is useful for weight loss. Iodine (a trace mineral) is important for the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland, which in turn regulates the metabolic rate and other key parts of the body. This product is not suitable for vegetarians nor pescatarians, as the capsules contain gelatin. In addition, this product is unsuitable for anyone allergic to soy. Also, this product contains a filler − corn starch − which adds no value to the effectiveness of these capsules.
The manufacturer of this supplement product suggests that adults, as well as children above the age of 12 years, should take one (1) tablet three (3) times per day with water.
A 150-tablet bottle is available online directly from the manufacturer at $17.99. No discounts nor package deals are offered.
Despite our research efforts, no guarantee from the manufacturer was found. This is a concern. The implication could be that this product is not effective.
Thyroid Support Review – Conclusion
The health product Thyroid Support appears useful. It may help to prevent thyroid gland problems, which could lead to an underactive thyroid, a goiter, Hashimoto’s disease, or Graves disease. This supplement offers some positives, such as the clear dosage instructions provided by the manufacturer. This allows the purchaser to use the product for optimal results. In addition, this formula contains one of the key ingredients known to ensure the healthy functioning of the thyroid – namely kelp. However, there are also certain negative aspects to this product. There is no manufacturer’s guarantee: this increases the risk for the consumer, should the product prove ineffective. Another concern is that the company offers no package deals with discounts. Had these been offered, the consumer would have saved in the long run. The health of the consumer could benefit by using this product on a regular basis. Lastly, even though kelp has been proven in clinical studies to be effective for optimal thyroid support, there are other ingredients, including selenium, magnesium, molybdenum, l-tyrosine, bladderwrack which are also helpful; however, this formula contains none of these elements. This product cannot be used for hyperthyroidism. Other supplements contain ingredients effective in treating the symptoms of this condition. Such products assist in weight loss, alleviate depression and thyroid fog mood swings, restoring tolerance of cold. However, this supplement product does not supply such ingredients.