Thyrozyme/Mycozyme...what is in it?

  1. First of all, hello to everyone here!

    I am trying to gather some pt information regarding the active herbs in the above mentioned substances which are sold as homeopathic 'boosters' for Thyroid and Adrenal glands. The young pt involved had an elevated bp which is resolving the longer they are off both the above.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Sassy
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  3. by   Bipley
    Quote from SassyRedhead
    First of all, hello to everyone here!

    I am trying to gather some pt information regarding the active herbs in the above mentioned substances which are sold as homeopathic 'boosters' for Thyroid and Adrenal glands. The young pt involved had an elevated bp which is resolving the longer they are off both the above.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Sassy
    Sorry, not a clue.
  4. by   mayalibre
    hi -- i know this post is really old now, but i've been researching digestive enzymes and specifically mycozyme. mycozyme is apparently a single-cell precursor enzyme that assists the body in digesting starches. it comes from mushrooms and is really only a digestive aid. however, the name "thyrozyme-mycozyme" sounds like a brand name, perhaps a formula of various things. some natural digestive formulas contain licorice root, check the label. licorice root *is* good for digestion, in fact as a demulcent it's good for all mucosa and has a long history in helping asthma as well. singers also suck licorice to help keep their vocal chords moist and flexible. but licorice root has been shown to elevate b/p, which may be what you're seeing.

    here's the nih article on licorice: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/d...tural/881.html

    note that researchers have now isolated the substance in licorice that elevates blood pressure, and lozenges are now being manufactured without it, providing all the same benefits but without b/p elevation. the supplement is called dgl (deglycyrrhizinised liquorice). dgl, just like licorice, is good for any condition which would benefit from making or keeping mucosa wetter. dgl needs the action of saliva to work, so the lozenges should be sucked rather than swallowed.

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