Thyroid

Nourishing the Thyroid

Many times patients lab work shows thyroids hormones within the normal range but the patients have symptoms of thyroid hormone deficiency and a holistic approach needs to be taken. Or, some practitioners run just the TSH which does not tell much about how much the thyroid hormone the gland is producing (T4) neither how much each cell is uptaken in the active form of hormone (T3). To run full thyroid panel and thyroid antibodies gives a better outlook. Another missed element is the adrenal gland testing which balances off the thyroid gland. My goal is to help thyroid gland to help itself in producing its own hormones which is the ideal state of health. 

Here is a list of medications that affect thyroid function and absorption: Iron, calcium, aluminum hydroxide, colestyramide, sucralfate, raloxifene, phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, rexinoids, methimazole, beta blockers (propranolol), glucocorticoids, dopamine agonists, metformin, lithium, iodide, amiodarone, iron, acid blockers.

Estrogen does not impact absorption but increases the amount to thyroid binding globulin that your body produces.

Best time to take thyroid medication is either on the empty stomach in the morning or at night before bedtime. 

My holistic approach includes: thyroid specific diet & lifestyle, thyroid nourishment, Natural thyroid prescription such as Nature-Throid ® or WP Thyroid ®, detoxing the thyroid and balancing the rest of hormones.

Thyroid gland requires minerals and nutrients as building blocks for making its own hormones and function properly. Thyroid gland uses these building-blocks to make the thyroid hormones on its own. The thyroid hormone T4 (thyroxine) needs to be converted to the active form T3 (triiodothyronine) which enters in every cells and this conversion requires in its biochemical substrate all these minerals and nutrients. In addition, thyroid needs to be balanced out with hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal as part of HPA axis for better function. 

Iodine from organic kelp

T3 has 3 iodine molecules; T4 has 4 therefore, thyroid needs iodine but the most important is finding the right dose for it. T4 or (thyroxine) is 68 percent iodine by weight, and T3 (triiodothyronine) is 58 percent.

Selenium

needed as a cofactor in the production of thyroxine (T4), It also converts T4 to the more active form, T3. If you take iodine without selenium, you can cause selenium deficiency and vice versa.

Zinc

needed for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Zinc deficiency can result in hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones are essential for the absorption of zinc. The hair loss attributed to hypothyroidism may not improve with thyroid hormone replacement unless zinc supplements are added.

Copper

needed metabolism of the amino acid tyrosine, which is a precursor to T4 (thyroxine).

L-Tyrosine

amino acid precursor to thyroxine hormone being metabolized in thyroid hormone.

Thyroid (Thyroxine free)

T3 influences metabolic rate, metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, and resistance to infection.

Ashwagandha

needed for better function of adrenal gland as powerful adaptogen.

Coleus Forskohlii

cyclic AMP agonist nourishes thyroid gland and boost metabolism.

Pituitary concentrate

needed for nourishment of the pituitary gland which in turn sends signal to the thyroid through TSH in making hormone.

Hypothalamus concentrate

needed for support of hypothalamus.

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Foreign Languages Welcome:

Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese

Location

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