Iodine + selenium capsules – for the thyroid gland
Essential for many important processes in the body: iodine and selenium are among the vital trace elements. Nevertheless, a large part of the population does not take in enough through their diet. Iodine is contained in various foods, above all but in marine fish such as pollocks or cod, in mussels and in seaweed. Sehr small amounts of iodine can also in conventional Dairy products can be found. She practice has been widespread in Germany since the 1950s, Table salt by the addition of potassium iodate. enrichment. However, some of the above sources of iodine can, however, be problematic for many people: Consumption of too much salt is increasingly viewed critically as part of a healthy diet and who z.B. due to lactose intolerance on dairy products or vegetarians or vegans fish, cannot rely on these iodine sources either. A useful alternative are iodine capsules based on seaweed (kelp). Discover now our iodine + selenium capsules as a dietary supplement.
Iodine and selenium as essential trace elements
Selenium and iodine are both vital trace elements that must be supplied regularly, preferably daily, with food, as the body cannot produce them on its own. Both trace elements are responsible for the thyroid gland’s ability to produce the vital thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Without iodine, the formation of vital hormones is not possible at all. In the second step, selenium supports the thyroid gland by converting the hormone T4 into T3, which is active in the body. For this purpose, 1 iodine atom is simply split off from T4. And just like iodine, selenium also scavenges free radicals, which are produced in large numbers during inflammations and diseases of the thyroid gland and damage the thyroid tissue.
Natural supplementation of iodine
An adequate supply of iodine and selenium is therefore essential. One should therefore try to increase the Iodine and selenium requirements via Food at least in part to cover. The need for iodine and selenium can vary, however: The iodine requirement depends on age and is according to the Germanr Society for Nutrition (DGE) for babies at around 40 to 80 micrograms per day, adults should take 200 micrograms per day. Microgram ingestDuring pregnancy and lactation, the recommendation for women is about 260 micrograms per day.. The recommended daily intake of selenium should be at least 60 µg for women and 70 µg for men, according to the German Nutrition Society (DGE). Women who breastfeed need at least 75 milligrams of selenium per day.
Germany applies meanwhile also officially again as an iodine and selenium deficiency area – quite a large part of the population simply takes simply takes less iodine and selenium in the diet than recommended becomes. In addition, iodine can can also be from the body – more precisely from the binding sites on the cells. – displaced by chemicals in pesticides that are contained in food, by preservatives, or by softening agents.her in foods. For a reliable and sufficient supply with the trace elements may therefore be necessary, to supplement iodine ideally through a high quality product with high bioavailability as with the iodine + selenium capsules from The Purity Brand.