5 Reasons Your Thyroid Needs Zinc

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5 reasons your thyroid really, really needs zinc. Zinc is important for supporting thyroid function regardless of what type of thyroid problem you have.

It's important if you have Hashimoto's, hypothyroidism, no thyroid, if you've had your thyroid ablated, and even if you've had hyperthyroidism.

Why is zinc so important for your thyroid? Check out these 5 reasons:

#1. Zinc deficiency inhibits TRH synthesis.
A lack of zinc will reduce TSH and free T3/free T4 levels due to TRH suppression.

#2. Zinc is necessary for T4 to T3 conversion.
If you don't have enough zinc then you won't be able to produce enough T3.

#3. Zinc deficiency can cause hypothyroid symptoms.
Replacing low zinc is sufficient to improve low thyroid symptoms in certain individuals.

#4. Zinc deficiency leads to suppression of T lymphocytes.
Zinc deficiency may increase your risk of developing Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

#5. Hypothyroidism can cause zinc deficiency.
Zinc deficiency impairs thyroid function but low thyroid function can also lead to zinc deficiency!

How can you get more zinc? You can get zinc from your diet by eating foods such as oysters, beef, crab, pork chops, and legumes. Or you can get it in supplement form by taking 5 to 15mg of zinc each day.

If you are looking for a zinc supplement to support your thyroid then check out T3 conversion booster which contains the correct amount of zinc combined with other beneficial ingredients.

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Disclaimer:
Dr. Westin Childs received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic medicine in 2013. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Childs is no longer practicing medicine and does not hold an active medical license so he can focus on helping people through videos, blog posts, research, and supplement formulation. To read more about why he is no longer licensed please see this page: https://www.restartmed.com/what-happened-to-my-medical-license/

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