Gaia Herbs is a large producer of herbs and herbal products, offering nearly 200 organic herbal supplements made in the USA. They state their “unique formula supports normal thyroid hormone production – helping you maintain optimal weight, neuromuscular tone, and cardiovascular health.” Will this big company put out a great thyroid support supplement, or will they use their brand recognition to cut corners in order to make extra cash? Our research into the supplement is below:
Gaia Herbs Thyroid Support, similar to its name, seems to focus more on herbs than vitamin, minerals, or amino acids. As shown in the supplement facts image, Gaia Herbs put a small amount of iodine, and then focus almost exclusively on herbs. The herbs they chose are great. Gaia Herbs also has a section of their website devoted to detailing the function of the herbs they choose – “Gaia Herbs Plant Intelligence” – they call it. Strangely, most of the herbs in this formula, such as Ashwagandha, are noted for their stress coping abilities. These herbs would be great in addition to other vitamins and minerals we’ve mention in this site, but unfortunately Gaia Herbs, for some unknown reason, decided not to include them in their formula.
The company, Gaia Herbs, has a lot of great practices – one of the best we have seen. It seems like they really care about plants and people. All their herbs are organic and harvested with sustainability in mind. All their products also come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t like it, they say that you can get a full refund!
What really impressed us about Gaia Herb’s practices, was that, after the tragic events in Newtown, CT, they donated their products and their investment partners provided funding to build a healing center for families, teachers, and first-responders. Simply awesome.
You can learn more about Gaia Herbs’ practices here.
The only downside to Gaia Herb’s practices is that, unless you spend over $49, you will not get free shipping. So if you just want to try out one bottle, you will have to pay shipping for it. Their shipping is a bit overpriced as well.
Our research noticed that reviewers felt little to no changes with Gaia Herbs Thyroid Support. This, no doubt, stems from a lackluster formula.We would not recommend Gaia Herbs Thyroid Support if you are looking to improve thyroid function, metabolism, or energy levels. The only effective ingredients in this formula are Iodine and L-tyrosine, but because Gaia Herbs decided to put a small amount, the effects are hardly noticeable to reviewers.
It seems that a number of people, especially as seen on Amazon reviews, have experienced various problems including: heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and light headedness.
A 60 ct. Gaia Herbs thyroid Support bottle costs $29.99. A 120 ct. bottle, effectively 2 60ct. bottles, costs $46.99. Three 60 ct. bottles costs $84.97, according to the official Gaia Herbs website, though you can find the prices a bit cheaper at Amazon. However, you would need to spend at least $35 on Amazon and $49 on Gaia Herbs to get free shipping. So if you just want one bottle, you would need to pay for the shipping.
Our reviewers docked Gaia Herbs a point in this category because of no free shipping and because it seemed a bit too expensive for a relatively simple formula.