B vitamins are essential for energy production, mood, nervous system function and wound healing.
One of the main complaints of hypothyroidism is fatigue, which is mostly caused by low levels of thyroid hormone.
But may also be the result of low B vitamin status.
Tyrosine is required for synthesis of thyroid hormones, and deficiency of phenylalanine and L-tyrosine has been associated with hypothyroidism.
As a precursor to the amino acid tyrosine, phenylalanine plays an important role in thyroid function. Deficiency of phenylalanine and L-tyrosine has been associated with hypothyroidism.
Iodine is a trace element that is required for thyroid hormone synthesis.
Deficiency of iodine causes goiter, thyrotoxicosis and developmental disorders in children.
Even mild iodine deficiency can result in hypothyroidism and thyroid disorders, especially in at risk populations.