Sluggish Thyroid Function = Low Energy & Weight Gain
Friday, October 8th 2004
The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the lower neck, below the larynx. Its function is to make thyroid hormone (thyroxine). This hormone has an effect on nearly all tissues of the body where it increases cellular activity - metabolism.
Under-active or hypoactive thyroid is very common, causing symptoms such as low energy and weight gain. Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) is a type of seaweed found in the Northern hemisphere. It is high in mineral content, especially iodine, which aids the function of the thyroid and increase thyroxine production. Nature's Way Bladderwrack may be useful as a supportive remedy for hypoactive thyroid, goitre and obesity. Dr D'Adamo (author of the Eat Right For Your Blood Type Diet) believes Bladderwrack is particularly helpful for O blood types who often tend to have low thyroid function.
Reproduced unabridged from the October - December 2004 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
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