Your Thyroid Gland controls your body’s metabolism, it also produces hormones that regulate how much energy your body uses, the heart rate, the body weight, and how it uses nutrients. They are located at the base of your neck producing the metabolism-controlling hormone Thyroxine. TG100 by Nutricology/ Allergy Research Group is a bovine source of Thyroid tissue and small amounts of other glandulars, pancreas, thymus, keeping you properly revved up (no stimulants). A Thyroid self exam is to check your neck, says Dr. Alan L Rubin M.D. author of "Thyroid for Dummies". Use a handheld mirror, look right below your adam's apple to find your Thyroid. A butterfly shaped gland wraps around the front of the windpipe. Take a drink of water, tip your head back, swallow and check for any enlargements or bulges
Ultra Glandular Raw Thyroid feeds the under active Thyroid. As many as 1 in 10 women are in the early stages of this problem leading to hair loss, depression, , and even elevation of the harmful blood fats. Some of the latest research states that people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a disease with pain in the muscles and ligaments may have Hypothyroidism, deficient in Thyroid Hormone. Natural Sources has Raw Thyroid, a combo of Adrenal, Pituitary, Thymus, Spleen and Kelp, a synergistic balance to kick that gland to go (since Kelp contains Iodine which is needed to make Thyroxine). Tiredness is also a issue here. Bernard Jensen has Liqui-Dulse, which is Iodine in a liquid form, travels down to the bloodstream. Boosting a weak Thyroid means getting help from Natural Thyroid Hormones such as Thyrox-T-3 Bogo by Absolute Nutrition. This formula consists of Phosphates (improve metabolism) and also helpful for the resting rates and BMR (basil metabolic rate) of Thyroxine and even considers low levels of Tyrosine, which induces Hypothyroidism, which is run by those nifty hormones norephinephrines (your own, not a stimulant). Every time I mention anything to do with metabolism, it seems everyone gets shook up, because of the stimulant herbs. Here I'm not going to mention those, except for one nutrient, which I will explain when we get to it. Conventional weight loss wisdom makes it sound so easy. Burn more energy than you take in. "That's oversimplification" says Bradley Bongiovanni N.D. Naturopathic Physician in Cambridge MA. Diet and Exercise are not the only players. Contributing to an Under- Active Thyroid, which also can attribute to Food Allergies, Intolerances and even Constipation. Ethical Nutrients has had this one for many years - Thyro-Vital, with Iodine (Potassium Iodide) and Tyrosine, feeding the thyroid gland and other nutrients to help. Enzymatic Therapy with its Metabolic Advantage has the Thyroid and Tyrosine Multi Glandular Complex The blood test, you get for this, is not always truthful. The best one is by Dr. Broda Barnes Basil Temperature Test. Get an oral thermometer, and before you get out of bed in the morning, place it firmly in your armpit (not by mouth) Leave it in, if your reading is lower than 97.8 F which is normal resting temperature, and even a fraction below, you are very likely to have Hypothyroidism. Dr. Christopher’s Formulas has Nourish Thyroid with it's Kelp, Watercress, Mullein, (nourishing the glands) Parsley, Irish Moss, Tyrosine and Guggulsterones (which convert T4 to T3, the active One). Guggul is a resin from Commuphora Mukul, a plant native to arid regions of Rajasthan and the Gujarat states in India. Now Foods has Thyroid Energy. Dr. Barnes also says "That after 40 years of studying the Thyroid, I have concluded that all subtle problems affecting physical or mental health, being Low Body Temperature and slowing your mind contributes to the Thyroid". It is in his book 'Hypothyroidism, The Unsuspected Illness" Here's one that does have a little stimulation. Dr. Christopher’s Formulas has Heal Herbal Thyroid with Guarana (somewhat of a stimulant, but also a South American Herb) Ginseng, Fo-Ti (good for Liver & Kidney), Gota Kola, Mullein and Kelp. Sluggish Thyroids also result in, besides weight gain, constipation , fatigue and bloating. Atlast Naturals with it's old fashioned Innertabs, (also known as Innerclean from Switzerland) contributes to a Cleaner-Outer. Country Life Water Factors, with Electrolytes is full of water dispersing Herbs. It is help for the Kidneys too. Hypothyroidism is one of the least understood health conditions. Radiation is the greatest environmental cause, stress zones and estrogen dominance interferes with the uptake of Thyroid Hormones. Ridgecrest Herbals has Thy-Aid, a combo of Chinese Herbology and American Indian Herbs. Natra-Bio Homeopathies for those that need liquids or tiny pills, has both in their Thyroid Formulas Thyroidinum 8X. King Bio Natural Medicine, which also has Appetite Weight Control with the Thyroidinum and other nutrients, which can be taken by people of any age including children.
Digestion can also play a big part, if glands are not operating well. Health Concerns has Digestive Harmony for Chi Stagnation; means food is sitting there with abdominal fullness. Have you noticed people walking around with huge stomachs, of course other factors enter into this condition. Dietary recommendations to support Thyroid functions are Protein including Almased A Multi Protein Powder (called Turbo Diet) with Soy, Skim Milk, Yogurt and Honey, featured in some women magazines of late. Another option would be Green Kamut's Just Barley Green Juice. Very effective for Thyroid issues, Blood Sugar Control, Hunger Control and weight Control. Your Thyroid will operate better with all those grasses, It Loves it! For a Picker-Upper, you have Teavigo, the latest of the Green Teas with no caffeine, but more energy included. Hyperthyroidism, much less common, means an Overactive Gland. Affecting 2.5 million people, this is an auto-immune condition and quickens the metabolic rate. Exhaustion from this condition means one needs to support their Thyroid and Immune with a good Nutritional Program such as Natures Way's Alive Multi available in Veggie Caps, Powder and Tablets- a full range of Nutrients. Also another one for support in packets for the Sluggish Thyroid is Ora Plus by Health Plus, nurturing Immune, Fatty Tissue break down with Carnitine, Chromuim in big amounts among many others.
Glandular Function Test
- Thyroid (Under active) - Cold Hands & Feet, Restlessness, Cry Easily, Difficulty concentrating, gains Weight
- 2.Thyroid (Over active) - Rapid Heartbeat, when resting, Hands shake, Can't gain weight, Thin Hair & Skin
- Pituitary--Cold all over, swellings below Eyes, Fingers, Feet etc, Overweight from Waist Down or Waist Up
- Adrenals (Under active) - Eyes sensitive to bright lights, Gooseflesh, Startled easily, Allergies, Skin Rashes
- Adrenals (Over active) - Excess Hair on Face and Arms, Agressive, Strong Feelings
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