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LifeSource Vitamins Thyroid Energy is natural, safe and very effective.
Everyone with a Low Thyroid problem should try this product.
is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland produces insufficient
amounts of thyroid hormones in the body. The thyroid gland serves as the
body’s internal thermostat by secreting two hormones that control the rate
at which the body burns calories and expends energy. If the gland does not
secrete enough of the hormone, hypothyroidism is the result.
Hyperthyroidism caused by overproduction of these hormones. Hypothyroidism
affects approximately 13 million Americans, most of whom are women between
the ages of 30 and 50. An estimated one in eight women may develop a
thyroid condition at some time in their lives.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism (Low) include
weakness; fatigue; intolerance to cold temperatures; weight gain or
inability to lose weight; dry, course or thinning hair; rough, dry skin;
muscle aches and cramps; constipation; irritability; decreased libido;
memory loss; and abnormal menstrual cycles. Each hypothyroidism sufferer
experiences the disorder differently. Many experience a number of these
symptoms at once, some may suffer primarily from one symptom, while others
report no symptoms at all.
Thyroid supplements are actually thyroid replacements for what your body
would normally produce. This is great because you can regulate and optimize
your thyroid so it performs at a higher level than it can on its own.*
According to numerous authorities, sub- optimal thyroid function is a
commonly undiagnosed malady. It thought to be especially common in females
over 45. Unfortunately, routine blood tests only diagnose the more frank
cases of hypo-thyroidism, usually indicated by a low T-4 and a high TSH.
Once these low findings are confirmed prescription thyroid medication like
Synthroid and Amour Thyroid are routinely prescribed, however, sub-optimal
function may show normal lab results. Yet sub-optimal function is well
indicated by various signs and symptoms. Those with basal metabolic
temperatures of less than 97.3 and who suffer slow thyroid signs may do
well to consider a 6 to 12 week trial of non-prescription thyroid support
such as LifeSource Vitamins Thyroid Energy. Thyroid supplements are
actually thyroid replacements for what your body would normally produce.
This is great because you can regulate and optimize your thyroid so it
performs at a higher level than it can on its own.
Recent studies suggest that millions more suffer from sub clinical problems
but are undiagnosed. Notably, women are far more likely than men to be
afflicted, but men are on the rise now as well.
The great majority of these women suffer from hypothyroidism — a sluggish
thyroid — which leads to fatigue, weight gain, depression, high cholesterol
and other symptoms. A fraction suffer from hyperthyroidism, which is an
LifeSource Vitamins Thyroid Energy is a complete nutritional support for
the thyroid gland. Unlike Thyodine, it contains no glandulars and is
suitable for vegans. LifeSource has combined Iodine (from Kelp) and
Tyrosine, the two integral constituents of thyroid hormone, with the
minerals Selenium, Zinc and Copper, to assist in production. In addition,
LifeSource’s Thyroid Energy contains Guggul Extract, an Ayurvedic herb
known for its ability to support a healthy metabolism.*
Testing for thyroid function has become controversial. For many years the
conventional approach was to measure the pituitary gland's stimulation of
the thyroid, or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone ("TSH"). The theory was that
high levels of TSH indicate the thyroid is sluggish and needs a push from
the master gland to get its job done.
In this simple approach, the range considered "normal" for TSH can be quite
wide (0.5-5.0). Within the "normal" range many practitioners won't diagnose
a problem, even if your thyroid actually is struggling. Outside this range
many practitioners will diagnose thyroid disease and prescribe a
one-size-fits-all prescription for a synthetic thyroid supplement.
Poor nutrition is probably the origin of many thyroid problems, and rich
nutrition is vital to reversing them, or at least to prevent further
decline. Healthy thyroid function is dependent on a range of nutrients,
especially selenium, folic acid, and iodine. A medical-grade supplement
(such as LifeSource Labs) is therefore vital. Of course, supplements should
be used to complement, not substitute for, a balanced diet.
Stress in all its forms is another key culprit. Most of us experience a
high degree of the most damaging kind — unremitting stress. We often see
the symptoms of hypothyroidism totally reversed when a woman commits to a
program that supports balance through nutrition and daily self-care.
Natural Thyroid Supplements for Hypothyroidism
Iodine is the classic remedy for hypothyroidism and there is a reason for
that. Iodine is one of the two ingredients needed by the thyroid gland to
synthesize thyroid hormones.
T3 and T4 both contains iodine. In fact, they are named after the amount of
iodine they contain: each T3 molecule contains 3 atoms of iodine and T4
holds 4 iodine atoms. Without iodine, the syntheses of these hormones
cannot proceed even when TSH keeps stimulating the thyroid gland to produce
Most countries mandate the sale of iodized salt and other iodine-fortified
food products for this reason.
Supplementing iodine in food is the single most effective and affordable
means of reducing the incidence of hypothyroidism, infertility and
cretinism in the population. And such supplementation is absolutely
essential for people living far away from the coast.
For those who restrict their salt intake, sea vegetables are another
important source of iodine. Kelp is an excellent example of sea vegetables
taken for their iodine content.
Where iodine cannot be adopted into the diet, iodine dietary supplements
can be taken to improve the level of this essential mineral.
However, care must be taken when taking iodine for hypothyroidism. It is
important to constantly monitor the levels of the thyroid hormone during
iodine supplementation because there is only a thin line separating a
euthyroid state (normal thyroid levels) from hyperthyroidism.
Furthermore, iodine is not the magic pill for every case of hypothyroidism.
Iodine supplementation only works when the cause of hypothyroidism is low
levels of the mineral. In hypothyroidism cases due to other causes, iodine
supplementation can actually worsen the patient’s condition.
For example, when hypothyroidism is caused by autoimmune thyroid disorders
or low levels of TSH, giving the patient more iodine will only cause iodine
Therefore, it is important to determine if a hypothyroid patient also
suffers from iodine deficiency before recommending this supplement.
Besides iodine, selenium is another essential mineral needed for proper
In fact, the thyroid gland contains more selenium than other body parts and
during selenium deficiency, the body meets the selenium needs of the
thyroid even before it sends selenium to the brain.
The body uses selenium to make selenoproteins, a group of antioxidant
enzymes required for different biochemical reactions.
The thyroid gland needs 11 different selenoproteins to make T3 and T4 and
to also function properly. For example, the selenoproteins making up a
family of enzymes called iodothyronine deiodinases are required for the
conversion of T4 to T3.
This conversion is important for 2 reasons. First, T3 is the more active of
the two thyroid hormones. Secondly, 80% of the T3 found in the body are
made from T4.
However, the benefits of selenium to the thyroid extend beyond increasing
the amount of T3 produced.
Selenium is also known to prevent some of the presentations of iodine
deficiency. Iodine deficiency causes severe hypothyroidism only when it is
followed by selenium deficiency.
For example, selenium deficiency is required before iodine deficiency can
cause cretinism. In addition, selenium prevents the formation of goiter.
However, goiter is not the only thyroid presentation worsened by selenium
deficiency. Other conditions that get worse without selenium include
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ hypothyroidism.
Because of the relationship between the two minerals are intertwined,
selenium supplementation is regularly recommended along with iodine
supplementation for hypothyroid patients with iodine deficiency.
Selenium, T4 and Reverse T3
Recent clinical studies have also established that selenium reduces the
serum levels of T4 and reverse T3. This effect is important for a number of
First, high serum levels of T4 means that its conversion to T3 is low.
Since T3 is the bioactive thyroid hormone, high levels of free T4 can be an
indication of hypothyroidism.
Secondly, T4 production is accompanied by the release of hydrogen peroxide
in the thyroid gland. Therefore, if T4 levels are high, it follows that the
thyroid gland may be under considerable oxidative stress. By reducing T4
production, selenium prevents the oxidative destruction of the thyroid
Thirdly, reverse T3 is an antithyroid hormone. It works by blocking the
effects of T3.
Therefore, a high level of reverse T3 is another indication of
hypothyroidism. By reducing the amount of reverse T3, selenium ensures that
more T3 is produced from T4 (T4 can also be converted to reverse T3) and
that the metabolic functions of the thyroid hormones remain unblocked.
Zinc and Copper
Other minerals that contribute to thyroid functions include zinc and
copper. These metals fulfil smaller roles but they are also important.
Zinc, for example, is required for the release of TRH from the
Since TRH stimulates the release of TSH which then induces the thyroid to
produce T3 and T4, zinc supplementation can also be used to treat
However, zinc competes with copper for absorption. When the zinc level
rises, copper levels fall. Therefore, copper supplements should be given
alongside zinc during hypothyroidism therapy. In addition, copper is an
antioxidant that may help protect the thyroid gland from oxidative damage
by reactive oxygen species.
LifeSource Vitamins Thyroid Energy is natural, safe and very effective.
Everyone with a Low Thyroid problem should try this product. LifeSource
Vitamins Thyroid Energy is a complete nutritional support for the thyroid
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