What is Solal Thyroid Support Formula?
Solal Thyroid Support Formula is an over-the-counter nutritional supplement intended to regulate thyroid activity. Thyroid supplements are generally supposed to help the body maintain normal functioning of homeostatic regulation, including body temperature, weight regulation, energy, and a myriad of other factors.
Solal Thyroid Support Formula contains the following active ingredients (listed per capsule):
- L-tyrosine – 267 mg
- Gugulipid extract – 250 mg
- Iodine – 33 μg
The tablet also contains the following inactive ingredients:
- Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatin free)
- Magnesium stearate
- Magnesium silicate
The manufacturer’s website directs users to take three capsules daily at one time. Capsules should be taken in the morning, thirty minutes before breakfast.
The product is only available from the manufacturer’s website; we could not find the product available for purchase anywhere else online including Amazon or large superstores and pharmacy chains. This is perhaps because the product is manufactured by a South African-based company. The price on the manufacturer’s website is listed at R330, which equates to $24.07 U.S. dollars. The bottle contains 90 capsules, for a price of $0.27 per capsule, but the recommended serving is 3 capsules daily, which is a cost of $0.80 per day.
Possible Side Effects
The manufacturer’s website lists possible side effects to include headaches, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, flatulence, and skin rash. The website also cautions users to avoid use if allergic to any of the ingredients, if suffering from hormone-sensitive cancer or an overactive thyroid, and if suffering from glioblastoma multiform tumors, melanomas, or schizophrenia. Furthermore, the product is listed to have interactions with various types of products including anticoagulants, contraceptives, estrogens, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, potassium-sparing diuretics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Though the product did not say this directly, we would also add that children and women who are nursing or pregnant should definitely contact a doctor before use.
Solal Thyroid Support Formula does not come with a manufacturer commitment or money-back guarantee of any kind.
The Bottom Line
Solal Thyroid Support Formula contains a few of the standard ingredients included in most daily thyroid nutritional supplements. The product has only two user reviews posted on the manufacturer’s website, and is not available anywhere else online, so we cannot draw any sort of conclusion based on user experience.
The biggest mark against this product, besides its paucity of active ingredients and numerous potential side effects, is its price and availability. Even if the product were available at every store in the United States and with free same-day shipping online, a price of $0.27 per capsule and $0.80 per day for the ingredients included in this capsule does not stand up well to competitor products. Not to mention that the product is only available for purchase from the manufacturer’s website, and only delivers to addresses within the country of South Africa. For much of the world, consumers will be forced to seek a different product, and for users in South Africa, it’s possible a comparable product would offer a lower price.