Due to its role in thermoregulation and fat metabolism, healthy thyroid production is vital to anyone interested in building a lean, muscular physique. People that want to shed body fat usually restrict their calorie intake which eventually induces a “metabolic slowdown” – the body’s survival mechanisms kick into hoard fat and sacrifice muscle in response to calorie deprivation. At the core of this metabolic slowdown is the reduced secretion of bioactive thyroid hormone.
Iodine is a trace element and the thyroid glands main precursor for the production of thyroid hormones. A carefully planned diet and a bioavailable source of iodine will help keep thyroid function (and your ability to burn calories) humming along nicely. Regarding quality food choices, all seafood is a rich source of iodine.
However, the metabolic demands of intense training can cause deficiencies. To be sure you’re obtaining enough bioavailable thyroid in your diet, supplement with one tablet of MultiPro-32X morning and night. This will meet your iodine and all other trace mineral requirements.