iodine

  • Focus On: Iodine

    WHAT IT IS: The body uses iodine, a nonmetallic trace element, to create thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland traps iodine from the blood, combines it into thyroid hormones, then stores and releases the hormones into blood circulation as needed by the body. Thyroid hormones help regulate growth, development, metabolism, and reproductive function.

  • A Tune-up for Your Thyroid

    The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland below your Adam’s apple, pretty much rules your body, says Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, a clinical nutritionist and chiropractor in San Carlos, California.

    This little gland plays a big role in your body. Keep it running with these essentials.
    By Victoria Dolby Toews