On the market today you will find alternatives to taking thyroid prescription drugs. These dried all natural (usually porcine) thyroid glands supply a person with additional amounts of all the thyroid hormones and calcitonin.
If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism this can be a all natural way of getting back to normal, boosting your metabolism, and getting rid of that sluggish feeling, and you also may lose weight. Calcitonin will keep your bones strong and all the thyroid hormones will convert ADP into ATP so you have more energy… and recover faster from strenuous activity, and even help with depression.
Taking this supplement can bring your levels of thyroid hormones up to their natural levels in a natural way… for all the thyroid hormones instead of just one. These dried supplements come in capsules and are much lower in hormones than that of prescription drugs and thus are usually taken twice a day instead of once a day. Studies so far have not shown any adverse effects from taking dried thyroid supplements and the results of such supplementation is on par with what you would find with a prescription drugs.
Dried supplements come in different strength capsules from 60 milligrams all the way up to 325 milligrams. You may need to work with your doctor to find the exact dose that works well for you. He will be able to do thyroid blood tests as you slowly increase your dose to exactly what you need. The issue is finding a doctor that’s willing to work with you and use a natural supplement instead of prescription drugs. But there are new MD’s graduating who are well based in natural medicine that are open to the idea.
If you are taking any kind of thyroid supplement including prescription meditations it’s important to avoid calcium, iron, and estrogen supplements because they will bind with thyroid supplements prevent absorption. That is why it’s recommend you take your thyroid supplement by it self one hour before taking anything else by mouth.
You may also need to supplement with some form of iron, many people who have thyroid problems have issues with low iron. Plus others have issues with cortisol and adrenal problems from adrenal fatigue… if so… you may need to check with your doctor.
Also taking L-Tyrosine a none essential protein and B, C, and D Vitamins, Zinc, and Kelp for iodine will help many people get back in shape while taking natural thyroid supplements.
Remember it’s up to you as to which one you want to take, the natural supplement or the prescription drug… most of all just remember to take your thyroid pill everyday!
You can find these supplements on-line or at your local health food store.
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