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THE BODY'S ENERGY REGULATOR

The thyroid gland serves as the fuel center and energy regulator for every cell in our bodies. Low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, is a condition in which the thyroid is not producing sufficient quantities of thyroid hormones. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common form of hypothyroidism, and is thought to be an autoimmune condition. 

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The symptoms of hypothyroidism can include fatigue, dry skin, constipation, hoarseness, thinning hair, brittle nails, weight gain, memory loss, cold hands and feet, and intolerance to cold. There is also a direct link between adrenal health and thyroid health. Daily stress resulting in adrenal fatigue can have an adverse effect on thyroid function and overall energy levels, since the adrenal gland competes with the thyroid gland for the same supportive nutrients. 

That is why treatment of thyroid dysfunction often involves also treating and supporting adrenal function with nutrient and herbal substances known as adaptogens. When the adrenal gland is supported, thyroid function usually improves as well. The main hormones produced but the thyroid gland are T-4 (levothyroxine) and T-3 (liothyromine). The key to proper thyroid function and energy regulations is the effective conversion of the less active T-4 hormone form to the more active T-3 hormone form. Nutrients that have been found helpful in aiding this conversoin are iodine, zinc, and selenium.

If you believe you have symptoms thyroids, then take the necessary steps in supporting thyroid production:

  1. Ensure you have adequate intake of iodine
  2. Use additional nutrients like zinc, selenium, and tyrosine to encourage conversion of T-4 to T-3 
  3. Ensure that the adrenal gland are also supported

At Cedra we carry the following vitamins for Thyroid Support:

  • Thyroid Support with Zinc
  • AdreBoost - NG
  • Zinc 20 mg as Monomethionine