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Herbal Thyroid Remedies

Thyroid Supplement

Herbal Remedies to Help Regulate the Thyroid

The thyroid gland is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. An endocrine gland is one that secretes hormones directly into the blood. This vital gland is very small, but don’t mistake its size for low importance. This tiny powerhouse controls and regulates some of the human body’s most important functions.

The thyroid is located in the neck. It’s main purposes are to control how the body uses energy, makes proteins, and also how the body responds to other hormones. The main thyroid hormones T3 and T4 regulate the rate of the body’s metabolism.

Sometimes the thyroid functions incorrectly and creates problems in the body. One type of thyroid condition that can occur is called hyperthyroidism. Herbal remedies like Thyroid Assist that are designed to regulate thyroid function can help to normalize it if too slow. Some can help slow the thyroid down, but that is not what we are talking about here.

This is also known as an “overactive thyroid” and in it too many hormones are produced. Some of the common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are insomnia, joint pain, hand tremors, nervousness, sweating, and weight loss despite a healthy appetite. This condition can be treated with different medications or surgery.

Another thyroid condition is when not enough hormones are produced. This is called hypothyroidism. Some symptoms of this include fatigue, constipation, irregularity of the menstrual period, hair loss, poor appetite, weight gain, and poor tolerance to cold.

Many people with hypothyroidism turn to herbal remedies to stimulate their thyroid gland. Thyroid Assist by Native Remedies is an example of an herbal remedy that is sold for this purpose. It supports the pituitary gland’s production of the thyroid stimulating hormone TSH. It increases energy levels, maintains a balanced metabolism, and encourages a healthy weight.

Thyroid Assist contains a combination of herbs that are safe and non-addictive. Bladderwrack is a type of sea vegetable that is a good source of iodine.

Green oats come from the wild oat plant and are known to support healthy sexual function. Makandi is an herb that supports overall thyroid hormone secretion. Oh, by the way, getting natural sunlight is a great way to help stimulate the thyroid gland and help with hypothryoidism and its associated health issues.

We like Thyroid Assist because it is made without animal products, gluten artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. You should, however, be aware of a few things if you are considering taking this product.

It should not be taken if you have overactive thyroid, low blood pressure, or peptic ulcers. It is easy to use; simply add drops into a glass of water or directly into the mouth. Results can be seen in 3-6 weeks of taking the product consistently.

There are some other herbs and home remedies that can support good thyroid function. Here are a few herbal and natural food options to consider, which can help to NATURALLY and SAFELY regulate this very important funtion:

- kelp or seaweed contains iodine
- L-tyrosine is an amino acid
- vitamin B complex improves energy
- primrose oil contains an essential fatty acid
- Irish moss nourishes the thyroid
- black cohosh balances estrogen levels
- Siberian ginseng helps the adrenal and thymus glands
- black walnut is rich in iodine and manganese

Eating a diet of low calorie foods and avoiding sweets and alcohol helps. Foods rich in vitamin A and iodine are good for thyroid health.

Vitamin A can be found in yellow vegetables, eggs, carrots, and dark green vegetables. Iodine is found in fish and sea vegetables such as kelp. Of course, iodine is also found in most modern table salt.

It was added as a nutrient that many people were lacking way back in the forties or fifties, and has stayed in table salt as a precaution against deficiencies since then. However, one can still be deficient in this nutrient if their diets don’t contain much of it.

Increasing your physical activity can also be helpful. While there are no sure ways to prevent thyroid conditions, things such as herbs, good nutrition, and exercise promote overall good health and body function.