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Thyroid and natural thyroid extract

The thyroid is an endocrine gland, located at the foot of the neck. It secretes Thyroxin (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3) and is essential for the good functioning or vital organs. The most common thyroid disorders are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland becomes less active, acts slower or completely stops acting.

This condition may provoke the appearance of several symptoms and problems, such as:

·        chronic fatigue and insomnia

·        fibromyalgia and blood pressure problems

·        goiter and weight problems

·        skin problems and hair loss

·        face hairiness on the face for women

·        depression and mental disorders

·        attention deficit problems

·        allergies and immune system problems

·        menstrual problems and acute premenstrual symptoms

·        intestine problems and hypoglycemia

·        cardiac disorders, cancers, tumors and diabetes



In order to treat hypothyroidism, it is recommended to take natural thyroid extracts such as Armour Thyroid, despite the many myths that go around about the subject, and we will attempt to clear them up.


1- A blood test is enough to show how your thyroid gland is functioning

A blood test reveals the amount of thyroid hormones in the blood but does not help reveal what the body does with it and if the gland is functioning normally.


2- Synthroid (levothyroxine)  is more efficient than natural thyroid extract

This is false. Synthroid is rather well known for its counter effects on the heart and the bones.


3- Natural thyroid extract lead to bone loss

Quite the contrary, the extracts prevent bone less and promote the regeneration of bones. Studies performed on animals have even pointed to the fact that people who have taken natural thyroid extract have thicker bones.


4- A person who is underweight should not take natural thyroid extract

Natural thyroid extract  are indicated to these people as they help them gain weight.


5- Natural thyroid extract can make the thyroid gland lazy

Studies done on patients whose thyroid functions suppressed because of an overdose of natural thyroid extract have noticed a return of their natural thyroid functions only a few days after habing stopped taking natural thyroid extract.


6- Natural thyroid extract are addictive

Dependence on natural thyroid extract depends on the seasons, the stress and the diseases. When the dosage is adjusted to match the body’s temperature and the cardiac rhythm, it is unlikely to develop a dependence.


7- Natural thyroid extract can cause cardiac problems

One must not confuse Synthroid (T4) which is toxic for the heart and natural thyroid extract which prevent cardiac maladies thanks to the T3 that it contains.


8- All natural thyroid extracts are the same



Armour Thyroid is the most popular and recommended of the extracts. Several products are falsely represented as natural thyroid extract contain casein iodine (milk protein)and amphetamine which does not help people who suffer from hypothyroidism while others contain iodine, herbs and other unhealthy ingredients which have no effect on the thyroid.