Hypothyroidism is a common condition at both men and women older than 60 years old.
The symptoms of hypothyroidism are:
- Dry Hair and Skin
- Heavier periods
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Hoarseness and constipation
- Intolerance to cold
If you have noticed some of these symptoms, we recommend you to make a test for your thyroid hormone and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels. Then, you should start consuming synthetic thyroid hormones. Also, vitamins and minerals can be of great help for improving the thyroid function.
In order to work effectively, thyroid hormones also require zinc. Scientist conducted a study at the University of Massachusetts which proved that 4 months of treatment with 26.4 mg zinc on a daily bases enhance the thyroid hormone levels in zinc-insufficient individuals.
But it is recommended to take 10mg of zinc on a daily basis along with 1-2mg of copper.
Your body requires selenium in order to change the thyroid hormones into a dynamic structure. 200 mcg of selenium on a daily basis can improve the wellbeing of the thyroid.
Iodine also has a part in the creation of thyroid hormones. But, it can be a danger component for hypothyroidism, due to the fact that it can exacerbate the existing conditions and irritate the thyroid.
You should take 150mcg of iodine on a daily basis. There are different sources for taking iodine including kelp, eggs, fish, and dairy. And if you are eating these foods, you should not take supplements because the excess amount of iodine can lead to some issues.