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Why Your Thyroid Health is So Important

Updated: May 15, 2023

The thyroid gland regulates metabolism, energy, heart rate, and body temperature, impacting just about every other body system; giving it proper support is crucial. This month's Product Spotlight is all about giving our thyroid the support it deserves.

There are an estimated 20 million Americans living with some form of thyroid disease, with as many as 60 percent of those people completely unaware of their condition.

Thyroid support is always important, but especially for women age 25-45 and before/during/after pregnancy. The hormonal changes during these times create a load on the thyroid that often goes unsupported, and we are here to give our bodies all the good stuff that they need!

The most common thyroid conditions we hear about are:

  • Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland) is the most common thyroid disorder in older adults. Common Symptoms: fatigue, unexplained weight gain, increased cold sensitivity, constipation, joint + muscle pain, dry skin, and depression.

  • Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland) is more common in under 50. Too much thyroid hormone can impact your blood pressure and decrease bone density, leading to osteoporosis. Pregnant women with untreated hypothyroidism have an increased risk of miscarriage, early delivery, and possibly even developmental problems in their children. Common Symptoms: rapid heart rate, anxiety, insomnia, increased appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, and excessive perspiration.

While many thyroid disorders are hereditary or caused by autoimmune disorders and certain medications, evidence shows that lifestyle factors can play a significant part. Here are some tips to help protect your thyroid health:

1. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet, avoiding sugar + processed foods. Instead, eat a Mediterranean diet emphasizing fruits + vegetables, whole grains, beans + nuts, healthy fats such as avocado oil, and season with herbs and spices instead of salt.

2. Regulate your immune system with optimum vitamin D levels, keeping inflammation at bay. Ask your doctor to test your vitamin D levels periodically to ensure they are within a healthy range.

3. We are HUGE proponents of avoiding toxins and when it comes to thyroid health, this is no joke. Your long-term exposure to endocrine disruptors in your personal care products and the environment (both of which can build up in your body starting at the earliest stages of development in the womb) can lead to thyroid problems.

These endocrine disruptors, like perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), can be found in some carpets, flame-resistant + waterproof clothing (which can even be an un-advertised ingredient in children's pajamas), and non-stick cookware.

Fragranced products + soft plastics expose you to phthalates and isphenol-A (BPA) is still found in some hard plastics + food cans, both of which can cause hormone disruptions in the thyroid. Experts also recommend avoiding antibacterial soaps that contain triclosan, an ingredient proven to alter hormone levels. Even products that contain buzz words like "herbal" or "essential oil infused" can contain the umbrella term "fragrance" along with other toxic ingredients, leading to a build of of endocrine disruptors in the body.

4. Support healthy thyroid function with a supplement. Being proactive and supporting our thyroid in getting the proper amino acids and minerals is important to support a healthy lifestyle regimen.

One of our favorite supplements for thyroid support is Thyromin™, a special blend of porcine glandular extracts, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and essential oils that work together in a perfectly balanced formula to maximize nutritional support for healthy thyroid function. Including essential oils in a supplement increases the bioavailability of the nutrients, increasing absorption in the body.

What is in Thyromin?

With a wonderful blend of herbs, minerals, and oils, Thyromin™ can really give the thyroid the support it needs.

  • Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate and as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) is a natural antioxidant.

  • Kelp is a natural ingredient whose main component is iodine.

  • Adrenal and Pituitary Extracts (Argentina bovine source) provide support to healthy glandular function.

  • CoQ10 is an enzyme used by every cell in the body to convert food to energy.

  • Potassium, parsley, L-cystine , L-cysteine HCL, and magnesium carbonate.

  • Spearmint Essential Oil is rich in carvone and d-limonene, which are wonderful four our health, and it may help calm occasional nausea.

  • Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comforts. It is also a key oil in the Raindrop Technique.

  • Myrtle Essential Oil is supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair. It has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances. It is also helpful for meditation and lifting the spirit.

  • Myrrh Essential Oil is a very powerful antioxidant which may support healthy skin.

To Use:

  • Take one or two capsules per day before bed or rotate one in morning and one in the evening. If you are currently on a thyroid medication, consult your doctor before starting this supplement.

Most thyroid diseases are life-long conditions that can be managed effectively with regular screening, lifestyle adjustments such as choosing fresh + frozen foods over canned, storing food in porcelain or glass rather than plastics, and keeping your home well-ventilated and free of synthetic fragrances and other toxins. Join us this month as we use Thyromin™ capsules to support our thyroid and endocrine system that works so hard to keep us going!

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