Hypothyroidism in men is less common than in women. In the UK, underactive thyroid affects 1 in 1000 men and many men turn to supplements to support the thyroid gland.
The thyroid gland is principally responsible for the basal metabolic rate of the body. Often weight gain is associated with a sluggish metabolic rate and adequate vitamins to nourish the thyroid gland enhance the metabolism in the body. Iodine, from kelp, and tyrosine are two key nutrients that are required for the production of the thyroid hormones.