Supporting the supply of hormones to your infant through fortifying thyroid function..
The NRV recommends 150ug of Iodine per day, Her.9 contains 150.6ug, 100% of the NRV (this is equivalent to 160g of Seaweed).
- A healthy thyroid function and the normal production of thyroid hormones
- The maintenance of metabolism
- Cognitive functions
Iodine is critical to foetal and infant brain development, which is why health experts recommend that this mineral is taken both during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
When pregnant a mother’s need for iodine almost doubles however many pregnant women find consuming enough iodine challenging. During pregnancy, iodine maintains normal function of the thyroid which regulates the hormones controlling the body’s metabolism, heart rate, body temperature and other core body functions. During pregnancy, the foetus also depends on the supply of thyroid hormones to ensure the proper development of the brain and nervous system.
Iodine deficiency in pregnancy and early childhood is the most preventable cause of intellectual disability in the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Ref). Iodine deficiency during pregnancy has been linked to a lower IQ and poor growth in children.
Supporting the supply of hormones to your infant through fortifying Thyroid function.
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy has been linked to a lower IQ in children
- Dairy products
- Ionised salt
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