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Thyroid Rx - Thyroid Support Supplement
The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, is the master gland of metabolism. When your thyroid doesn't function, it can affect every aspect of your health, in particular, your weight, depression and energy levels.
An under-active (hypo) thyroid is by far the most common thyroid condition, and is more common in women, affecting as many as one in five women at some point in their lives. The causes and effects of hypothyroidism are interrelated. Healthy thyroid function depends on the action of other glands, and many key processes in turn depend on healthy thyroid function. Using integrative medicine to treat these interrelated functional areas can offer patients tremendous benefits.
Do you have unexplained weight loss, brittle bones (osteoporosis), difficulty sleeping, and muscle weakness? If so, you may be suffering from hyperthyroidism, a serious medical condition characterized by an overactive thyroid gland. One of the most feared complications of undiagnosed and untreated hyperthyroidism is the dreaded thyroid storm—a medical emergency characterized by a racing heart beat and sky-high blood pressure.
Thyroid Self Testing:
Upon awakening before you get out of bed, put a thermometer under your arm with no clothing between the bulb and your armpit. Leave it there for 10 minutes (use snooze alarm if you wake up to an alarm clock). Just drowse for that time lying still. If the armpit method is too inconvenient, you can put the thermometer in your mouth for three minutes (or until the electronic thermometer registers a temperature). After the appropriate number of minutes take the thermometer out and read it, writing down the result right away. This is known as your Early AM Basal Temperature, and the “normal” should be between 97.8 and 98.2. The reading taken by armpit is somewhat lower and somewhat more accurate than by mouth. If you have a low-grade infection your temperature may read higher than your “normal.” If it is within the range mentioned above, you should repeat the procedure every other day for two weeks. If you are a menstruating female, do it on the 2nd and 3rd day of your period. If your average temperature over a two-week period is lower than 97.8 to 98.2, you are probably hypothyroid. If it is higher, then you are probably hyperthyroid (or you have an infection somewhere).
Ingredients in Thyroid Rx:
Vitamin B-12
B-12 deficiency can cause a type of anemia that is characterized by fewer but larger red blood cells. Other effects include walking and balance disturbances, a loss of vibration sensation, confusion, and, in seriously advanced cases, dementia. Since the body requires B12 to an inadequate supply of B12 can expose nerves to damage. Pernicious anemia is connected with autoimmune endocrine conditions, including Hashimoto's thyroitis, thyrotoxicosis, diabetes, Addison's disease and primary ovarian failure. People with these autoimmune conditions are at higher risk of pernicious anemia, and vice versa.
The major function of the thyroid gland is to produce thyroid hormone in an amount sufficient to meet the body's needs. To make thyroid hormone, the thyroid uses iodine. If iodine is not available in the diet, the thyroid may produce an insufficient amount of hormone.
The metabolism of Zinc may regulate thyroid function acting at TRH (thyrotropin-releasing hormone) synthesis, peripheral deiodination of T4 (tetraiodothyronine), and binding of thyroid hormones to nuclear receptors. Both thyroid hormone (triiodo-L-thyronine, T3) and zinc play important roles in growth and development. The T3 receptor is thought to require zinc to adopt its biologically active conformation. Some of the effects of zinc deficiency, therefore, may be due to loss of zinc from the T3 receptor and impairment of T3 action.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that forms an important part of our immune defense function, as well as a component in heart muscle. Found naturally in animal protein and vegetables, it is also found in fish, vegetables, and especially Brazil nuts. Its anti-oxidant functions have now been shown to reduce the risk of many cancers as well as thyroid disease, infertility and arthritis. There is even a suggestion that selenium alters genes that cause cancer.
Copper deficiency results in several abnormalities of the immune system, such as a reduced cellular immune response, reduced activity of white blood cells and, possibly, reduced thymus hormone production, all of which may contribute to an increased infection rate. Low copper levels may also affect collagen formation and thus tissue health and healing. Reduced thyroid function, cardiovascular disease, increased cholesterol, skeletal defects related to bone demineralization and poor nerve conductivity, including irregular heart rhythms might all result from copper depletion.
Manganese is necessary for the production of manganese superoxide dismutase, one of the key antioxidants in the body. Enzymes involved in cholesterol synthesis are manganese dependent, so a manganese deficiency can decrease sex drive. Manganese is required for normal thyroid and adrenal gland activity. Manganese Defidiency Disorders include hypothyroidism, ataxia (muscle coordination failure), deafness, convulsions, chondrodystrophy, asthma, retarded growth, infertility, miscarriages, loss of libido in females and males, skeletal defects, disruption of fat and carbohydrate metabolism, joint problems (including TMJ, slipped tendon, repetitive motion syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome), osteoporosis, ringing in ears, dizziness, fatigue, myasthenia gravis, allergies, hypoglycemia, diabetes.
Molybdenum is involved with specific enzymes linked to endocrine glandular processes effecting normal thyroid function. This mineral is used in very small amounts in the nitrogen cycle by which nitrogen of the body is recovered. Molybdenum plays a part in the last phase of purine transformation into uric acid. In addition, it strengthens the normal cells functions and is part of the xanthinoxydase enzymes system. Molybdenum is found in liver, bones and kidneys. Deficiencies of molybdenum can lead thyroid disorders and anemia.
Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid (protein building block), which the body synthesized from phenylalanine (another amino acid). Tyrosine is very essential to the structure of almost all the proteins that are present in our body. Medical science approves this important amino acid as precursor of many neurotransmitters such as L-dopa, epinephrine, dopamine and nor-epinephrine etc. L-tyrosine is converted into melanin by our dermal cells. The melanin is dark pigment that protects the skin and so the body against the harmful effects of UV (ultraviolet) light. Thyroid hormones that have a role in all the procedures in our body also contain tyrosine as an important part of their structure. L-tyrosine can help brining the thyroid gland function in normal position. Apart from thyroid conditions, it is also useful in treating depression, Parkinson’s disease and in alcohol withdrawal support.
Schizandra extracts are made from the small schizandra berries and contain high concentrations of lignans. Lignans include matairesinol and secoisolariciresinol, which are transformed by intestinal bacteria into the estrogenic compounds, enterolactone, and enterodiol, respectively (Cornwell 2004; Rowland 2003). Enterodiol may also convert into enterolactone and vice versa. Lignans also show potential in the fight against various cancers. Animal studies have shown that lignans may inhibit the growth and development of prostate cancer. In addition, an examination of the diets and the incidence of thyroid cancer in nearly 1,500 people showed that the risk of developing thyroid cancer was lower among those consuming lignans and other phyto-estrogenic compounds.
Coleus Forskohlii
Coleus Forskohlii has been extensively researched in the medical field for use in the treatment of allergies, respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, glaucoma, psoriasis, hypothyroidism and weight loss. Coleus Forskohlii increases Cyclic AMP and appears to have additional actions that are due to its ability to alter a number of membrane transport proteins.
Iodine was first discovered in 1812 in kelp. Elemental iodine was extracted from the seaweed and was named iodine because of its color, which means violet in Greek. Iodine occurs naturally as iodide or iodate salts. It is a crucial part of the thyroid hormones, which, in turn, play a vital role in the production of energy. Iodine deficiency is still the major cause of hypothyroidism in the world. Deficiency of thyroid hormones really slows you down. Symptoms include chronic fatigue, apathy, dry skin, intolerance to cold, weight gain and enlargement of the thyroid. Kelp contains more vitamins (especially Bs) and valuable minerals than any other food! Because of its natural iodine content, kelp has a normalizing effect on the thyroid gland. In other words, thin people with thyroid trouble can gain weight by using kelp, and obese people can lose weight with it. In fact, one of the most widespread fads for many years has been the kelp, lecithin, vinegar, and B6 diet. Kelp has also been used by homeopathic physicians in the treatment of obesity, poor digestion, flatulence, obstinate constipation, and to protect against effects of radiation. It is reported to be very beneficial to brain tissue, the membrane surrounding the brain, the sensory nerves, and the spinal cord.
Ashwagandha Root
Ashwagandha Root often referred to as "Indian Ginseng," is a common herb used to enhance mental and physical vitality and stamina. It contains compounds and additional chemical constituents that advance the body's natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences. As well, Ashwaghanda supports mental endurance, promotes total metabolic efficiency and encourages an overall sense of well-being.
Bladderwrack and other seaweeds are a great gift from the sea. This remarkable source of iodine has been used extensively in the treatment of thyroid gland disorders, including goiter and low-metabolism-related obesity. It is used in spa treatments for softening the skin, improving circulation, and promoting a healthy glow. Bladderwrack may also be helpful for good digestion.
Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum)
Capsicum is said to be unequal for its ability to boost circulation and increase heart action. Capsicum exerts a variety of desirable actions on the entire cardiovascular system. It has the extraordinary ability to enhance cardiovascular performance while actually lowering blood pressure. Capsicum has an energizing effect on the entire system. It has traditionally been used for overcoming fatigue and restoring stamina and vigor. It is a natural stimulant without the threatening side effects (palpitations, hyper-activity or rise in blood pressure) of most other stimulating agents.Capsicum has been proven beneficial for arthritis, cardiovascular disease, gastric ulcers, vascular headaches, impotence (resulting from venous insufficiency) infections, kidney problems, menstrual complains, respiratory conditions such as asthma and pleurisy, and thyroid dysfunction.

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