Reset Thyroid Support

 

  • Restore proper thyroid function
  • Restore proper liver function
  • Reduce wrinkles and signs of aging
  • Boost metabolism

Bioactive carbon Iodine is a unique bio formula that supplies and provide a vital element to the body.  This unique formula has powerful impacts for thyroid and liver functionality.  Iodine is so essential but because it is a very uncommon element it is often found in inadequate supply within the body.

  1. The thyroid communicates with the brain and produces hormones that are essential in regulating metabolism, it regulates heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. A balanced heart rate helps the body to function properly and get blood to all of the organs and extremities. When the thyroid is not function properly, whether under or over producing hormones, symptoms like fatigue, weakness, weight gain, and mental health (depression, memory loss) are results of poorly functioning thyroid.  Bioactive carbon iodine can help support the restoration process and aide in replenishing the iodine supply that is needed for thyroid hormone production.
  2. After thyroid hormones are produced, they are sent via the blood stream to the liver. The liver is responsible for toxic waste breakdown through bile excreted in digestion.  The liver also uses hormones provide to synthesize proteins.  The liver metabolizes fats and carbohydrates, as well as a storing vitamins and minerals.
  3. Iodine deficiencies can cause many problems and imbalances in the body. An iodine balance can be supported with bioactive carbon iodine.  Bioactive carbon iodine supplement solutions can be quickly absorbed into the blood stream and utilized by the thyroid.
  4. Balanced iodine levels helps to renew cells, including skin cells. Iodine and the thyroid work with growth factor proteins during the skin regeneration process.  Iodine also helps to break down dead skin cells to minimize the look of dry, flaky skin.
  5. Cellular metabolism requires energy. Bioactive carbon iodine can support, energy production, hormones, and proteins required in the metabolic process.

Iodine is a chemical element that is typically found in the form diatomic configuration I2. Diatomic bonding is common among other elements such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and others, but diatomic configuration typically occurs to lowers the overall energy state of the molecule.  Elemental Iodine as a single molecule has an electron vacancy in the outer most shell, and is constantly interacting with molecules that have a free electron to share.  In the case of I2 each iodine atom can mutually benefit from sharing electrons and filling electron voids, as well as lower the overall energy. Molecules like oxygens, double bonded carbon, hydroxyl groups, and hydrogens are all molecules that have excess electrons that can be shared.

There are also other elements that have electrons to share such as nearly all metals, when iodine and a metal react, a salt is produced.  Typically there is a greater excess of metal ions as compared to elemental iodine in close proximity to an iodine atom especially in the sea where it is most often located.  This is why iodine is often found as an associated salt and not a diatomic element in nature.

Iodine is very large, atomically speaking and the valence electrons or outer shell electrons are very far from the positive charge of the nucleus. Just as is understood with gravitational forces, the farther away from the source the easier it is to fly out of orbit.  The negative electrons in the outer shells have fairly weak electrostatic forces interacting with the positively charged nucleus and can easily be donated or pulled away and used by a stronger electrostatic force.  Iodine thus is dual purpose, that of gather electrons or give them away.

With such a diversity of possible reactions, severe damage to an organism may occur if left unchecked.  For instance, a large group of I2 atoms are very acidic and considered corrosive (breakdown via chemical reaction), because of their ability to steal electrons from molecular substances it encounters.  As in all cases, if there is too much of anything it can turn the tables and contribute negative effects and so a delicate balance is required.

The duality of iodine means there are many types of reactions that iodine can participate in based on reagent, or solvent used, environmental conditions, temperature, and the amount of electrostatic forces present.  A small table below, table 1 has been included to illustrate the types of iodic reactions.  Iodine may react with double bonded carbons to form a di-iodine molecule as seen in box 1.  In the presence of methanol or other solvent the iodine is replaced with something better suited to form the molecule box 2.    Cyclic rings can be closed or opened as seen below in box 3 and 4.  A hydroxyl groups can be replaced as seen in box 5 or it can be used to place something near a constituent as seen in box 6.  Although these six types of molecules form, they are often not the final product but rather an intermediary.

 

 

Table 1.  A representation of various type of Iodic bonding that may occur under various conditions and solvents.

 

Once the iodine has reacted to form the complexes above, its duality may be harnessed and electrons from iodine can be pulled towards a stronger electromagnetic force. This is why Iodine makes a good leaving group, and can then be replaced with another functional group. Another reason Iodine makes a good leaving group is that it is atomically very large, and the atomic space becomes overly crowed in the presence of bonded Iodine.  Heavy crowding is often an energetic hindrance and results in smaller electrostatic forces that are maintaining the bonding forces.  High electrostatic forces mean it is very difficult to break that specific bond.   As mentioned above, electrons can be ripped from iodine’s valence orbit by atoms that have greater electromagnetic forces.  This replacement can be seen by comparing box 1 and 2 above.  Pictured in box 1 there are two iodine molecules attached to a six member carbon ring, in box 2 the stronger electromagnetic force of methanol can replace preexisting iodine.

One of the many possible iodine reactions happens to be used by the thyroid.   The thyroid produces a hormone known as the thyroxine.  Thyroxine is formed after the amino acid tyrosine of the glycoprotein thyroglobulin and iodine exchange electrons and a new product is formed.  A representation is pictured below in figure 1 and the yellow I represent iodine.   The Iodine is absorbed from the blood stream and then converted from the amino acid into the iodic form.  Once this process and a few other biochemical processes not discussed here have occurred, the T4 or T3 hormones are the final products and are located inside the glycoprotein.  T4 and T3 can be extracted from the protein and sent throughout the body.

Figure 1.  A representation of the amino acid tyrosine, Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyroine (T3).  The molecule undergo enzymatic transformation to become the active hormones T3 and T4.  The proteins are essential for a body to function properly.

The T4 hormone is multifunctional, but its primary function is to consume oxygen or in other words metabolize.  If there is a deficiency of iodine this reaction cannot occur and other downstream processes are hindered.   T4 is often found in natal development, and a lack of this hormone has been linked to stunted growth both physically and mentally.  It has also been known to impair reproductive functionality.  Proper thyroid function is essential for weight control and gaining muscle.  This is due to the metabolic function of the thyroid hormones; the thyroid also helps regulate circadian rhythms and lung function, as well as central nervous system regulation.

Hyperthyroid symptoms have excess amounts T3 and T4 hormones, and can often result in things like depression, nervousness, and irritability.  A Hypothyroid does not produce enough T3 or T4 and can cause fatigue, restlessness, and dry skin or muscle pain.  It is important to note that the over production or underproduction may be due to many factors.  Some examples include miscommunication between the pituitary gland and thyroid.  It may also be that the regulatory proteins and enzymes responsible for hormone production are malfunctioning.  Or simply there is insufficient supply of Iodine.

Once the T3 or T4 are generated in the thyroid it gets transferred through the bloodstream and arrives at the liver and kidney.  Much of the T3 used by the body is converted from the T4 but this conversion does not occur until it has arrived at the liver.   Inside the liver, the iodine substrate may be used in all of the various metabolic liver functions.  Such functions include carbohydrates, cholesterol, amino acid, vitamin and mineral breakdown.  Each of those metabolisms is essential for proper life function.  The liver breaks down and excretes unnecessary materials and removes them through excretion process.

Another interesting use for iodine comes from the interaction with hyaluronic acid (HA).  HA is found all over the body and acts as a lubrication and hydrator.  HA is responsible for keeping the skin young and healthy.  HA also helps in the formation of blood vessels and other cellular migration paths.  It can also act as a temporary template structure to aid cellular reconstruction.  There are studies linking an HA compound with iodine and seeing increased results of wound healing and cellular repair.

The increased cellular repair was the result of increased amount of water available, attracting growth factor proteins and providing a reduction in the biochemical process or bacteria that hinders the mechanism of growth and replacement.  The body produces cytokines that produce inflammation, as well as leukocytes that signal for more cytokines.   These are part of the white blood cells and are very useful for fighting off invading organisms, but during this HA restoration process the leukocytes consider HA as an invader and growth is hindered.   Iodine suppresses the leukocytes and cytokines so that HA can proceed without interruption.   The precise role of iodine reducing the inflammation is still being studied, as well as to why this anti inflammation increases HA efficiency in the restoration process.  But the studies did show that HA could complete the healing much quicker and more efficiently than without the presence of iodine.

Iodine acts as an anti-inflammatory, a free radical quencher, antibacterial, can reduce aging effect brought on by lack of hydration, it can remove dead skin cells, is essential for hormones required for metabolism and energy, improves liver and kidney function, as well as is required for natal growth and development which is why it is often located in the ovaries and breast tissue.  Mothers with iodine deficiencies are always linked to babies with severe growth defects.  That is why our product Bioactive Carbon Iodine contains an ample supply of iodine that can be used as a supplement.  Many people are lacking in iodine because there is much less consumption of sea based nutrients.  Our product provides the right amount of iodine and it is also protected in our proprietary solution to promote entry into the blood stream where it can circulate and be properly absorbed by the thyroid at the correct time.  Or circulate into the other iodine storage bins of the body. Without this protective barrier the iodine may prematurely interact with the linings of the intestines and be used for a separate cellular process.

 

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