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Under-Active Thyroid and Hypothyroidism

Under-Active Thyroid and Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism or under-active thyroid causes the mind and body to become sluggish. Digestion is poor, cardiovascular function and mental activity slow down, and muscles weaken. Low basal metabolism causes low body temperature, often leaving an individual feeling chilly, with cold hands and feet, much of the time. The vast majority of hypothyroid people have primary hypothyroidism, where the problem lies in the thyroid’s inability to manufacture enough thyroxine (the hormone that sets the metabolic rate of the body) to meet the body’s needs. Sometimes the pituitary gland fails to secrete sufficient TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), which triggers the release of thyroxine hormone: this is “secondary hypothyroidism.”

 

Supplement Considerations

Thyroid Support Nutrients
A thyroid support nutrient should contain nutrients required to synthesize thyroid hormone within the thyroid gland, as well as factors that stimulate increased release of thyroid hormone into the bloodstream. Other ingredients in this product help to convert T4 into the more active T3 thyroid hormone. This product should be used when a person has symptoms of under active thyroid function, even when thyroid blood tests are within the normal range. This product can also be used to enhance the efficacy of thyroid medications. However, it can not be used as a substitute for thyroid medication when blood tests demonstrate an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).

High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain important nutrients that support overall energy metabolism.

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