Contents of Thyro-Gold™
ס Whole-gland thyroid powdersourced from Non-GMO pasture-fed New Zealand cows. New Zealand is among the countries that has banned Monsanto's genetically modified hormone POSILAC, which the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly acquired in August 2008. POSILAC is a genetically modified hormone called "recombinant somatotropin," or "rBST." The hormone is used in the beef industry to stimulate the growth of calves and to increase milk production by adult cows.
In June 2007, the World Organization for Animal Health granted New Zealand the status of "negligible risk" of mad cow disease. "Negligible risk" means that the risk is so small, trifling, and unimportant that we can safely disregard it. This is the World Organization's most favorable status, a ranking shared by Argentina, Australia, Uruguay, and Singapore. In contrast, the U.S., Canada, Chile, Brazil, Switzerland, and Taipei China have "controlled risk status." This risk status places restrictions on the U.S. in trading beef products with other countries. The restrictions don't apply to New Zealand and Argentina.
New Zealand has never had a report or record of mad cow disease and is free from other similar diseases, called "transmissible spongiform encephalopathies." The European Commission, for example, recognizes New Zealand as free from the spongiform encephalopathy named "scrapie." Scrapie is an infectious brain disease of sheep that's usually fatal.
Thyro-Gold™, then, is clean and disease-free and will remain so.
ס L-Aspartic acid: Please bear in mind that aspartic acid and aspartate are NOT the synthetic sweetener "aspartame"! Aspartame is a laboratory-modified combination of the amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid and the alcohol called "methanol." Aspartame is a compound foreign to the human body and potentially harmful to human health. In stark contrast, aspartic acid and phenylalanine in their natural forms are made by the human body and are part of human diets. They are necessary to human health, vitality, and well-being. Each capsule contains 100 mg of L-aspartic acid.
ס Coleus Forskohlii. Each capsule contains 25 mg of what is a 10% extract of Coleus root. Coleus contains forscholin, which is a botanical that accelerates energy metabolism and the breakdown of triglycerides in the fat stores of the body.
ס Vegetable capsules.
ס Silica. Silica is the element silicon combined with 2 atoms of oxygen. Oxygen and silicon are respectively the first and second most abundant elements in the Earth's crust.
ס Glyceryl Behenate. Glyceryl behenate is a "glyceryl monoester." This means it is derived from glycerin and usually fatty acids. The glycerin and fatty acids often come from vegetable oils. In fact, glycerin is the backbone of all triglycerides. Glyceryl behenate serves as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent, but it is included in Thyro-Gold™ capsules as an emulsifying agent.
Thyro-Gold™ contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, expedients, corn, dairy, eggs, gluten, rice, sugar, soy, or yeast.
© John C. Lowe 2010
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Thyro-Gold™ does not require a prescription because we maintain its valued designation as a dietary supplement. To prevent our product from being classified as a drug under Section 201(g) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, we are required to inform you that there is no intention, implied or otherwise that represents or infers that this product be used in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease.