What is Dr. Venessa’s Thyroid Balance?
Dr. Venessa’s Thyroid Balance is a daily nutritional supplement designed to improve thyroid health. Thyroid supplements generally act by providing the body with vitamins and minerals that are specifically targeted to regulate the hormonal balance that governs thyroid function, which in turn allows the thyroid to properly maintain homeostatic functions such as body temperature, weight, energy, mood, and other functions. This specific product differs from other thyroid supplements in that it was marketed to specifically counteract the symptoms of hyper- or hypothyroidism, whereas many products will not make such a specific claim.
Dr. Venessa’s Thyroid Balance contains the following active ingredients:
- Vitamin D 500 IU
- Vitamin B-6 10 mg
- Folate 200 mcg
- Vitamin B-12 200 mcg
- Magnesium 60 mg
- Zinc 10 mg
- Selenium 200 mcg
- Copper 1 mg
- Manganese 1 mg
- Bladderwrack powder 320 mg
- Dulse seaweed powder 320 mg
- Forslean Coleus forskohlii extract 255 mg
- N-acetyl-L-Tyrosine 300 mg
- Rosemary extract 200 mg
The capsule is composed of rice flour, vegetable cellulose, and magnesium stearate.
The bottle directs users to take four capsules with breakfast daily. With the bottle containing 120 capsules, this gives the user a month’s supply for a single bottle.
Dr. Venessa’s Thyroid Balance is available on the manufacturer’s website at a cost of $24.99 for a 120-capsule bottle, which works out to $0.21 per capsule. The manufacturer’s website payment system was not very intuitive, and it was difficult for us to ascertain what the shipping cost would be without actually purchasing the product. The product is also available on Amazon at a cost of $27.28 for a bottle of 120 capsules, working out to $0.23 per capsule.
Possible Side Effects
The product lists no potential side effects on the bottle or on the manufacturer’s website. In our experience with thyroid supplements, this is unusual, and we recommend that users (especially children and women who are nursing or pregnant) consult with a doctor before use to make sure that the product will not cause any negative side effects, interfere with any existing medical conditions, or interact with other medications. The product is billed to be free of milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish, soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, beef, pork, artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, and preservatives.
Dr. Venessa’s Thyroid Balance comes with no manufacturer commitment or guarantee of any kind.
The Bottom Line
Dr. Venessa’s Thyroid Balance appears to be a typical thyroid supplement, with an above average ingredient list. One of the marks to look for in a thyroid supplement is that it goes beyond simply including vitamins and minerals and includes herbal ingredients such as kelp or bladderwrack, and this product does so. Amazon reviews were generally positive, and importantly, the negative reviews are free of any reported mystery side effects, but there were too few total reviews to formulate an opinion based on user experience. However, at four capsules daily for nearly a quarter per capsule, we feel confident consumers will be able to find a comparable product at a lower price.