Nature's Sunshine Thyroid Support. Glandular system support. The thyroid gland regulates the bodys metabolic activity level and is most commonly known as the "Master of metabolism". Thyroid Support provides raw glandular extracts, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients to enhance thyroid performance and efficiency. Glandular substance from NZ. Helps support thyroid function. Supports body's calorie burning efficiency, 60 capsules.
RRP $40.95, healthy.co.nz price $32.80
Symptoms of low thyroid function include: Muscle weakness, Fatigue and lethargy, Cold hands & feet, Constipation, Weight gain, Depression, Joint or muscle pain, Thin, brittle hair, Pale complexion, Goitre, Slow speech, Low body temperature, Dry flaky skin, Poor memory, Puffy face, eyes, hands & feet, Thickening of the skin, Decreased taste & smell, Thinning of eyebrows (outer 3rd), Hoarseness, Menstrual problems and Fertility problems. This is not the entire list, but some of the most commonly reported symptoms.
Dosage: Take 1 capsule with a meal, twice daily.
Thyroid disorders. Hypothyroid.
Many women complain about a lack of energy and vitality. They notice it is not as easy to loose weight, no matter how little they eat. Many suspect an under active thyroid gland, only to be told their blood tests are normal. This is so frustrating, when you know there is something wrong, yet tests do not reveal anything. Many women are offered antidepressants at this point, only to slow things down even more.
So were the blood tests really normal, or is it that the person reading them did not understand the true interpretation of what the thyroid test revealed?
This is the most common explanation of this situation. Thyroid disorders are often described as the great masqueraders. This is because they can have such a varied and variable presentation. People with these conditions may present with what seems to be something completely unrelated, but on further investigation, the under lying cause is under active thyroid activity. Hypothyroidism in particular can be gradual in onset and difficult to diagnose unless one is looking for it.
The normal thyroid gland is about 20-30 grams in weight and sits just below the adams apple, partially wrapped around the trachea. Despite how tiny this gland is, it is essential for life. Thyroid hormones affect every cell in the body. One of these hormones, thyroxin regulates our metabolic rate, affecting how our food is turned into energy and how quickly and completely that energy is used up. As well as this, our thyroid is also concerned in regulating our muscle activity, our body growth and our body heat.
This excellent product from Natures Sunshine contains nutrients, herbs and glandular substances, to help specifically with better functioning of this gland.
Amount per capsule: Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 5mg, Zinc (as citrate) 15mg, Copper (as gluconate) 1mg, Manganese (as amino acid chelate) 5mg. Proprietary blend 210, containing L-Tyrosine, kelp leaves and stems, thyroid substance, stinging nettle leaves, protease blend, pituitary substance, hypothalamus substance. Other ingredients: Cellulose (plant fibre), magnesium stearate (vegetable), gelatin and water.
Keep out of reach of Children. Do not use if you have an over active thyroid. Do not self prescribe, without first seeking professional advice.