T-Convert is a targeted blend of gum guggul (mukul myrrh extract), selenium, copper, magnesium and zinc designed to support thyroid function and a healthy balance of the thyroid hormones.
T3 and T4 are both thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland produces large amounts of T4 which needs to be converted to T3, the active form, by a specific enzyme. Often people with thyroid issues may have a problem with the conversion of T4 into T3.
Studies have shown that gum guggal may support a healthy balance of thyroid hormones by increasing conversion of T4 to the active T3.
T-Convert contains selenium bound to an organic compound to help absorption. Selenium contributes to normal thyroid function and is an essential component of the enzyme that specifically supports the conversion of T4 into its active T3 form.
Magnesium, zinc and copper are included as they cofactors for the conversion of T4 into the active T3 hormone. We use magnesium bisglycinate in our T-Convert as it is a superior form of magnesium that is very well absorbed. It is generally well tolerated and especially suited for those with sensitive digestive systems.
T-Convert also contains Zinc Picolinate to increase the absorbability of Zinc. Picolinic acid forms a complex with zinc which enhances absorption.