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HYPERTHYROIDISM
(Over-Active Thyroid)


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  • Hyperthyroid Description
  • Hyperthyroid Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Hyperthyroid Causes
  • Hyperthyroid Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutritional Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Notify Your Health Practitioner
  • Hyperthyroid Support Supplement Products




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    HYPERTHYROID DESCRIPTION

    Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, resulting in an overactive metabolic state. All of the body's processes speed up with this disorder. Thyroid hormones regulate your metabolism - how your body burns calories to produce energy - and influence all of your body processes, including heart rate, digestion, muscle and bone strength, and cholesterol levels. The most common type of this disorder is Graves' disease, which affects about 2.5 million Americans. Hyperthyroidism is sometimes called thyrotoxicosis.

    Hyperthyroidism is not just a human condition. Feline Hyperthyroid Disease is also the most common glandular disease of cats older than 8 years of age. It is a condition resulting from secretion of excess thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. In cats, this usually results from adenomatous hyperplasia or adenoma (benign or noncancerous tumor) of the thyroid gland. These tumors can be in one or both of the thyroid glands and will cause the thyroid to overproduce thyroid hormones. These tumors are rarely malignant or cancerous. Only about 1 to 2-percent of feline hyperthyroidism is caused by a cancerous tumor of the thyroid gland. Most common therapy for feline hyperthyroid disease is daily medication prescribed by a veterinary practitioner.


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    HYPERTHYROID FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
    • Nervousness and mood changes.
    • Irritability.
    • A constant feeling of being hot.
    • Increased perspiration.
    • Insomnia and fatigue.
    • Increased frequency of bowel movements with soft stools.
    • Less frequent menstruation and decreased menstrual flow.
    • Weakness.
    • Hair loss and fine, soft hair.
    • Weight loss.
    • Change in skin thickness.
    • Separation of the nails from the nail bed.
    • Hand tremors.
    • Intolerance of heat.
    • Rapid, pounding, irregular heartbeat.
    • Shortness of breath, even when resting.
    • Goiter.
    • Protruding eyeballs (sometimes).
    Hyperthyroidism symptoms vary by age. For example, children may have rapid growth with faster-than-expected bone maturation, while older adults may have a decreased appetite, weight loss, and atrial fibrillation. The severity of symptoms may also vary, and depression and fatigue may occur (apathetic hyperthyroidism).

    GRAVES' DISEASE SYMPTOMS

    Graves' Disease: People with Graves' disease often have additional symptoms, including:
    • Graves' ophthalmopathy, which causes bulging, reddened eyes, among other symptoms. It occurs in about 50-percent of people who have Graves' disease.
    • Goiter, an enlarged, painless, soft thyroid.
    • Thickened nails that lift off the nail beds.
    • Myxedema, a condition characterized by lumpy, reddish thickening of the skin on the front of the shins and sometimes on top of the feet.
    • Clubbing (fingers that widen at the tips instead of tapering).
    Graves' ophthalmopathy is a frequent complication of hyperthyroidism. It can develop before, after, or at the same time as your symptoms of hyperthyroidism. People with Graves' ophthalmopathy develop eye problems, including bulging, reddened eyes, sensitivity to light, and blurring or double vision. Some cases of Graves' ophthalmopathy temporarily worsen with radioactive iodine treatment or, conversely, improve with antithyroid medication treatment.

    UNTREATED HYPERTHYROIDISM SYMPTOMS & PROBLEMS

    Untreated hyperthyroidism can affect many aspects of your health.
    • Weight loss is a common complication because the body's metabolism is faster.
    • Over time, excessive thyroid hormones can lead to complications such as rapid heart rate, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure.
    • Hyperthyroidism can also lead to osteoporosis, because calcium and other minerals are not sufficiently replaced in the normal process of bone cell turnover. This can happen early in the disease, before hyperthyroidism is diagnosed.
    In rare cases, hyperthyroidism can cause a life-threatening condition called thyroid storm, which develops when the thyroid gland releases large amounts of thyroid hormones in a short period of time. It usually is triggered by a stressful event or a serious illness, such as a major infection.

    THYROID STORM

    Thyroid storm, also known as a thyroid crisis, is a life-threatening condition that develops in a person with hyperthyroidism when the thyroid gland suddenly releases large amounts of thyroid hormone in a short period of time. Emergency medical treatment is always needed for people who develop thyroid storm.

    Thyroid storm is more likely to develop when a person has a serious health problem in addition to hyperthyroidism. Thyroid storm most often occurs in people with untreated or undertreated Graves' disease; it is rare in people who have multiple thyroid nodules (multi-nodular goiter). It is usually triggered by a stressful event or a serious illness, such as a major infection, but may also be triggered by surgery or by using iodine as a contrast material for a computed tomography (CT) or in radioactive iodine therapy.

    . Symptoms of thyroid storm include:
    • Extreme irritability.
    • High systolic blood pressure, low diastolic blood pressure.
    • Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia).
    • Low blood pressure (hypotension) may follow if the condition progresses.
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
    • High fever.
    • Shock and delirium.
    • Confusion.
    • Sleepiness.
    • Symptoms of heart failure, such as shortness of breath and fatigue.
    Thyroid storm can lead to coma, heart failure, or death.





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    HYPERTHYROID CAUSES

    The thyroid gland is the body's internal thermostat. It regulates the temperature by secreting two hormones that control how quickly the body burns calories and uses energy. If the thyroid secrets too much hormone, hyperthyroidism results; too little hormone results in hypothyroidism. Many cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are believed to result from an abnormal immune response. The exact cause is not understood, but the immune system can produce antibodies that invade and attack the thyroid, disrupting hormone production. Hyperthyroidism can also be caused by lumps or tumors that form on the thyroid and disrupt hormone production. Infection or inflammation of the thyroid (thyroiditis) can cause temporary hyperthyroidism, as can certain prescription drugs.

    Hyperthyroidism is not as common as hypothyroidism. Both of these thyroid disorders affect women more often than men. A malfunctioning thyroid can be the underlying cause of many recurring illnesses.

    GRAVES' DISEASE

    Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland and eye muscles. The thyroid gland produces hormones that control many of the body's chemical functions, including how muscles relax and contract. Graves' disease causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). Signs and symptoms of this include diarrhea, rapid heart rate, inability to tolerate heat, and weight loss.

    Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It tends to run in families, and it affects women more often than men. It can develop at any age but most commonly affects people between the ages of 30 and 50. Graves' disease may be triggered by severe emotional stress, such as the death of a loved one or being involved in an automobile accident.

    Some people with Graves' disease may have only a single episode of hyperthyroidism that ends in a few months or lasts a few years. In other people, Graves' disease causes repeated flare-ups of hyperthyroidism. Experts do not know what causes Graves' disease to go into remission. Some people develop hypothyroidism (an underproduction of thyroid hormone) after Graves' disease goes away.

    THYROID NODULES

    There are two types of thyroid nodules can cause hyperthyroidism. Toxic multi-nodular goiter (two or more nodules) or toxic thyroid adenoma (a single nodule) can cause the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. Toxic multi-nodular goiter is a common cause of hyperthyroidism in older people.

    THYROIDITIS

    Most cases of thyroiditis occur when the body produces antibodies that damage the thyroid gland. At first, thyroiditis can cause hyperthyroidism. Later, it can lead to hypothyroidism, an underproduction of thyroid hormones. Thyroiditis can also be caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

    UNCOMMON CAUSES OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

    Uncommon causes of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Taking too much replacement thyroid hormone (thyrotoxicosis factitia). This can happen to people who are taking thyroid hormone to treat thyroid cancer. It can also happen to people who take too much thyroid hormone in an attempt to lose weight.

  • Taking large amounts of substances or medications that contain iodine, such as iodized salt, kelp, cough syrups, multivitamins, or certain medications, such as amiodarone, lithium, and interferon alfa.

  • Oversecretion of thyroid hormones after pregnancy (postpartum thyroiditis).

  • A growth in the uterus (trophoblastic tumor) that releases hormones into a woman's body, triggering the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.

  • A rare tumor (struma ovarii) that grows on a woman's ovaries. The tumor contains thyroid tissue, which releases thyroid hormone into the body.

  • A rare tumor on the pituitary gland (located in the brain). This tumor causes the pituitary gland to produce excessive amounts of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete more thyroid hormones.

  • The thyroid gland usually returns to normal after treatment. For example, once you quit taking substances that contain large amounts of iodine or a hormone-producing tumor is removed, the thyroid gland again functions normally.

    HYPERTHYROID RISK FACTORS

    Risk factors for hyperthyroidism include:
    • Female gender. Women are more likely to develop hyperthyroidism than men.
    • Family history. People who have close relatives with Graves' disease are more likely to develop this condition.
    • Having an autoimmune disease, such as Addison's disease or type 1 diabetes.
    • Cigarette smoking. People who smoke have about twice the risk for Graves' disease and 7 times the risk for Graves' ophthalmopathy as non-smokers.
    • People with Graves' disease often have a history of recent stressful life events, such as divorce and loss of job. Also, Graves' disease is more common in areas where iodine intake is high.
    HYPERTHYROID PREVENTION

    Hyperthyroidism cannot be prevented.

    Do not smoke. People who smoke are about twice as likely to have Graves' disease and about 7 times more likely to have Graves' ophthalmopathy than those who do not smoke.





    HYPERTHYROID CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    DIAGNOSIS & TESTS

    THYROID FUNCTION

    The amount of thyroid hormone manufactured by the thyroid gland is primarily governed by the pituitary gland, which produces TSH (Thyroid stimulating Hormone). The amount of TSH delivered to the thyroid gland tells the thyroid how much thyroid hormone to manufacture. T4 (Thyroxine) is the main thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid. A well-regulated process causes thyroxine to lose iodine, generating the much more potent thyroid hormone T3 (Triiodothyronine). The amount of T3 present in the brain must remain within optimal range to keep the body functioning properly and is crucial for maintaining physical and mental health. Thyroid peroxidase, TPO is an enzyme that aids the synthesis of thyroid hormone. in 90-percent of patients with Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroiditis) there is the presence of high levels of these antibodies. Individuals with other autoimmune disorders often have high TPO levels, as do women with polycystic ovaries. Since early identification of antibodies can result in treatment to improve patient health and well-being, testing TPO in those with sub-clinical hypothyroidism can be beneficial.

    Thyroid imbalance not only effects body weight, but also mood, emotions, behavior, sex life, menstrual problems, infertility, depression and anxiety disorders. Because symptoms of thyroid imbalance can mimic other hormonal imbalances, as many as 1.3 million Americans may be undiagnosed and/or misdiagnosed. Thyroid disease may go undetected in women of menopausal age as symptoms of menopause and low thyroid are often intertwined.

    THYROID HORMONES & TESTING

    More than 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with thyroid disease, and another 13 million people are estimated to have undiagnosed thyroid problems in the U.S. alone. A February, 2000 research study found that the estimated number of people with undiagnosed thyroid disease may be 10-percent - a level that is double to what was previously thought.

    Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid, is a very common condition. It is estimated that 3 to 5-percent of the population has some form of hypothyroidism. Women are at greatest risk, developing thyroid problems seven times more often than men. Low thyroid increases with age and in fact, hypothyroidism is most common in women during the menopausal years, approximately 26-percent of women in or near menopause are diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

    In a recent study among patients taking thyroid medication, only 60-percent were within the normal range for TSH. The fact that 40-percent of patients, a number that translates to millions of Americans, are already taking thyroid hormone and being treated by a health care provider but are still not within the expected normal TSH range is of great concern. Not only does this show the need for more frequent monitoring and adjustment of dosages - versus the standard recommendation of maximum yearly testing - but may in fact suggest that there are serious inadequacies in the current therapies, which primarily rely on synthetic thyroid hormone replacement known as levothyroxine (brandnames: Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothyroid, Eltroxin). The inadequacy of the standard therapy in relieving symptoms is addressed in the February 11, 1999 - New England Journal of Medicine landmark T3 Thyroid Drug Study which found that the majority of patients studied felt better on a combination of two drugs, including levothyroxine (T4) and T3, and NOT solely levothyroxine/T4 (i.e., Synthroid or Levoxyl) alone. The addition of T3 was found to help relieve depression, brain fog, fatigue and other symptoms.

    The thyroid gland produces 2 hormones: T4 (80-percent) and T3 (20-percent). Each thyroid hormone is made up of a tyrosine (protein) surrounded by four (T4) or (T3) iodines. T4 is the "inactive," while T3 is the "active" component. Thyroid hormones set metabolic activity and are thus responsible for the speed at which every enzyme action in the body takes place. When the thyroid gland produces T4, it is taken up by every cell in the body, and converted into T3 which produces activity within the cell. When thyroid hormones are transported in the blood they are "bound" to a protein, Thyroid Binding Globulin (TBG), that temporarily holds them inactive. This protein may be manipulated by many illnesses and medications. Therefore, the measurement of the unbound, "free" levels of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones as conducted in blood spot testing at ZRT Laboratory is the most accurate.

    Functional Thyroid Deficiency when free T3, free T4, and TSH are within normal range but symptoms (particularly a low basal temperature) are consistent with a hypothyroid state, a functional thyroid deficiency or "thyroid resistance" is often caused by autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's), which can be identified using Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody - TPO testing - available as part of the blood spot thyroid panel at ZRT Laboratory. Other causes of functional thyroid deficiency are estrogen dominance (excessive estrogens in the absence of adequate progesterone), low anabolic steroids (testosterone and DHEAS), and/or adrenal imbalance (low or high cortisol). If thyroid resistance is suspected (i.e., thyroid tests are normal and symptoms indicate hypothyroidism), saliva testing for estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEAS and am/pm cortisol is strongly recommended. For more information see saliva test kits.

    THYROID TEST PRODUCTS

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  • PHYSICAL EXAM & CLINICAL THYROID TESTS

    Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed through a medical history, a physical exam, and blood tests that check your levels of thyroid hormones.

    The most frequently used medical tests are:
    • Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test, which measures the levels of TSH in the blood stream. It is the most sensitive test to screen for hyperthyroidism.

    • Thyroid Hormone Tests, which are generally done at the same time as the TSH test. These tests help determine the cause of hyperthyroidism.
    If you are being treated for hyperthyroidism, your health professional will test your TSH and thyroid hormones several times each year to evaluate how well you are responding to treatment and to check for a worsening of the condition.

    Other Important Tests Include:
    • Anti-Thyroid Antibody Test, which may help diagnose Graves' disease and autoimmune thyroiditis. An antibody test should be done during an initial examination (have a full thyroid panel with antibody testing performed). Other thyroid levels may appear relatively normal but the antibody test may find a hidden autoimmune thyroid condition if the test results come back with a high level of antibodies, which means the body is attacking the thyroid.

    • Radioactive Thyroid Scan and Radioactive Iodine Uptake Tests, which evaluate why the thyroid gland is overactive.
    If you have Graves' ophthalmopathy, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT scan may be done to view the eye area.

    EARLY DETECTION

    The American Thyroid Association recommends that adults, particularly women, be screened for thyroid dysfunction beginning at age 35 and every 5 years thereafter. Generally, a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test is adequate for this purpose. More frequent testing is recommended for people who have the symptoms of hyperthyroidism or risk factors - being female, a family history of Graves' disease, or an autoimmune disease such as Addison's disease or Type 1 Diabetes.

    CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT OPTIONS

    Treatment options for hyperthyroidism include antithyroid medication, radioactive iodine, and surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland. In most cases, one or more of these treatments reduce or eliminate symptoms. Because hyperthyroidism may return after successful treatment, it is important that your thyroid hormone levels be checked regularly. In rare cases, the condition is only monitored.

    HYPERTHYROIDISM TREATMENT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN & CHILDREN

    Pregnant women with hyperthyroidism are generally treated with antithyroid medications. These should be at the lowest possible dose, and as the pregnancy progresses, the dose often is decreased. The medications are often discontinued before delivery. Radioactive iodine cannot be used by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. After radioactive iodine, a woman should not get pregnant for about 6 months.

    Hyperthyroidism may be severe in children and teens, and treatment is not always as effective as in adults.
    • Radioactive iodine generally is not used in children because of the potential for thyroid cancer, genetic damage, and an underproduction of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).

    • Antithyroid medication may not work as well in children as in adults.

    • Hyperthyroidism may return in children even after surgery.
    Left untreated, hyperthyroidism can lead to atrial fibrillation, osteoporosis, and a life-threatening condition called thyroid storm (see Signs & Symptoms).

    HYPERTHYROIDISM MEDICATION

    Antithyroid medication is often used for hyperthyroidism because it does not cause permanent thyroid damage and takes effect more quickly than radioactive iodine therapy, which destroys thyroid tissue. It is often used before radioactive iodine treatment or surgery for hyperthyroidism to bring the metabolism to normal. Doing so decreases the risk of complications.

    Antithyroid medications can control hyperthyroidism in most people, but as with all medications, there may be drawbacks.
    • It takes several weeks for symptoms to start to subside.

    • Treatment with antithyroid medications needs to continue for at least 1 year.

    • Symptoms may return after a few years, and antithyroid medication must be resumed or another treatment tried.

    • Side effects of antithyroid medications are rare but range in severity from a rash and itching to liver problems and lowered resistance to infection.

    • Additional medications may be prescribed to treat symptoms, such as rapid heartbeat and dry eyes, caused by hyperthyroidism. These medications are often used while waiting for antithyroid medication or radioactive iodine treatment to take effect.
    ANTITHYROID MEDICATION CHOICES

    Antithyroid medication choices include methimazole and propylthiouracil are both considered to be highly effective antithyroid medications. In some cases, one medication works better than the other.
    • Methimazole (Tapazole): Methimazole is chosen most often because it can be given once a day, has fewer side effects, and is less expensive.

    • Propylthiouracil (Propyl-Thyracil or PTU): Propylthiouracil is the preferred medication for pregnant women because it is less likely to enter the bloodstream of the fetus. It also is commonly used to treat people who have severe hyperthyroidism, because it prohibits one type of thyroid hormone from converting into a more active form.
    MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS

  • Rash and itching. Although other antithyroid medications have similar side effects, switching from one antithyroid medication to another may stop the rash.

  • Joint aches (arthralgias).

  • Liver problems (hepatitis).

  • Severely low white blood cell count (agranulocytosis), which can interfere with your body's ability to fight infection. This is a rare side effect and is more common in people over age 40. The white blood cell count will probably return to normal once the medication is stopped. If you develop a sore throat, fever, or malaise (a general feeling of illness), contact your health professional.

  • All of these side effects tend to go away when the medication is stopped. Anti-thyroid medications taken in large amounts for long periods of time can result in an underproduction of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism). Tell your health care provider about any sore throat, fever, or rash, which can indicate that your white blood cell count is low. Antithyroid medications need to be taken at the same time every day. Your health care provider will check your thyroid hormone levels frequently and adjust your medications accordingly. Your health care provider may prescribe low doses of thyroid medication along with antithyroid medication to keep thyroid hormone levels from falling too low.

    During pregnancy, antithyroid medications should be given in the lowest dose possible to prevent hypothyroidism in the fetus. Medication dosages may be adjusted throughout the pregnancy. Antithyroid medications can pass through the placenta to the fetus and have also been found in a nursing mother's breast milk. However, these medications have not been found to cause serious harm to the fetus or newborn.

    Children may be difficult to treat with antithyroid medication because their bodies are constantly changing.

    ADDITIONAL MEDICATIONS

    Additional medications that may be used to treat the symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
    • Beta-blocker medications, such as propranolol (Inderal), atenolol (Tenormin), or metoprolol (Lopressor), to control rapid heartbeat, tremors, sweating, and nervousness. These medications are often used while waiting for antithyroid medication or radioactive iodine treatment to take effect. They are not as effective in people with mild hyperthyroidism as in those with a severe case. Large amounts of the medication are often needed initially, but the dose is reduced as symptoms improve.

    • Medicated eyedrops, to treat eye irritation.

    • Iodine (which blocks the release of thyroid hormone in the blood) together with an antithyroid medication, to bring thyroid hormone levels back to normal before thyroid surgery. It may also be given for thyroid storm.

    • Radiocontrast agents, such as ipodate sodium, to reduce the amount of thyroid hormone circulating in the blood.

    • Glucocorticoid medications, to reduce the amount of thyroid hormone in people with Graves' disease. In addition, they may control pain and swelling of thyroid gland inflammation.
    MEDICATION CONSIDERATIONS

    Results are mixed when using antithyroid medication for hyperthyroidism caused by Graves' disease. Remission rates vary and relapses are frequent; remission rates from 30 to 70-percent have been reported. You need to take the medication for 1 to 2 years.

    Antithyroid medication is most effective for mild hyperthyroidism, for an initial episode of Graves' disease in people younger than 50 years of age, and for slight enlargement of the thyroid gland (small goiter). It is not used for thyroiditis.

    Antithyroid medication is often used to treat pregnant women. Radioactive iodine cannot be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women or by women who are trying to become pregnant.

    Children may be difficult to treat with antithyroid medication because their bodies are constantly changing. However, antithyroid medication is the preferred treatment because of the possibility of long-term risks related to radioactive iodine use in children.

    Often, low doses of thyroid hormone medication are taken along with antithyroid medication to prevent thyroid hormone levels from falling below normal.

    TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

    Your Treatment Choices Are:
    • Try radioactive iodine, which destroys cells in the thyroid gland that make thyroid hormones.
    • Try antithyroid medication, which interferes with how the thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones.
    • Surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) is rarely used for hyperthyroidism.
    The decision whether to use antithyroid medication or radioactive iodine takes into account your personal feelings and the medical facts.

    Be wary of treatment with radioactive sodium iodine (iodine 131, or I-131), which is often recommended for this condition. Severe side effects have been known to accompany the use of I-131.

    ANTITHYROID MEDICATION TREATMENT

    REASONS TO USE TREATMENT

  • Remission rates up to 70-percent have been reported.
  • You have mild hyperthyroidism.
  • This is your first episode of hyperthyroidism.
  • You are under 50 years of age.
  • Antithyroid medication does not cause permanent thyroid damage.
  • If the medication is not successful, you can use radioactive iodine.
  • It takes 1 to 8 weeks for symptoms to lessen.
  • It may reduce the risk of developing Graves' opthalmopathy.

  • REASONS NOT TO USE TREATMENT

  • You need to take the medication at the same time every day.
  • You need to take the medication for 1 to 2 years, and the hyperthyroidism may return.
  • You have already used antithyroid medication, and your hyperthyroidism has returned.
  • Remission rates vary, and relapses are frequent. Remission rates from 30 to 70-percent have been reported.
  • There is no reliable way to determine who will have remission.
  • Side effects include a decreased ability to fight infection (due to a severely low white blood cell count), drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, itching, and rash.
  • RADIOACTIVE IODINE TREATMENT

    REASONS TO USE TREATMENT

  • One dose of radioactive iodine treatment cures hyperthyroidism 80-percent or more of the time.
  • Long-term antithyroid drug therapy has not worked.
  • You usually only need one treatment.
  • You cannot use antithyroid medications because of side effects.

  • REASONS NOT TO USE TREATMENT

  • Side effects include an inflamed thyroid gland.
  • Hypothyroidism develops in 20-percent of those who had radioactive iodine therapy within the first few years. After 5 years, the incidence is 30-percent, and at 10 years 40-percent, although an incidence as high as 70-percent has been reported.
  • You may need to take more than one treatment.
  • You are under 20 years old.
  • It takes 8 to 24 weeks for symptoms to lessen.
  • It may temporarily worsen Graves' ophthalmopathy.
  • You cannot use it if you are pregnant, want to get pregnant within 6 months of treatment, or breast-feeding.


  • HOME TREATMENT

    See your health professional on a regular basis so that your hyperthyroidism can be closely monitored and your treatment adjusted, if necessary. It is important to take antithyroid medication each day at the same time. Talk with your health professional if you have developed side effects from the medications.

    People with hyperthyroidism who have Graves' ophthalmopathy may need to use artificial tears to moisten eyes, medicated eyedrops as prescribed, and glasses for protection from wind and sun.

    Steps you can take to relieve or reduce the symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
    • Reducing stress. This helps relieve anxiety and nervousness that are often symptoms of hyperthyroidism, particularly Graves' disease. For more information, see the topic Stress Management.

    • Avoiding caffeine and other stimulants. These can worsen symptoms of hyperthyroidism, such as rapid heartbeat, nervousness, and difficulty concentrating.

    • Giving up smoking. Cigarette smoking increases the risk for developing both Graves' disease and Graves' ophthalmopathy.
    Children with hyperthyroidism, particularly children who take antithyroid medication, need close monitoring because the amount of thyroid hormone they need changes as they grow.

    As soon as you think your child is old enough to share the responsibility for his or her own health care (usually around age 9 or 10), teach him or her about hyperthyroidism, he importance of taking medication correctly, and why regular health checkups are important.

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    COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

    Alternative medicine has the same goal. Holistic methods also aim to reduce the amount of thyroid hormone produced by the gland. However, alternative methods also target the immune system which is the underlying source of the problem. Many Graves' disease patients have gone into remission using alternative means alone, while others have used a combination of antithyroid drugs and alternative medicine. Still others have used antithyroid drugs until their thyroid levels fell into the normal range, and weaned themselves off these drugs while using alternative medicine.





    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Agar Agar seaweed extract is a kelp supplement. It is a gelatinous substance obtained from several varieties of seaweed and used as a bulk laxative and as a treatment for hyperthyroidism.

  • Bladderwrack, a seaweed, is a natural source of minerals and is guaranteed to contain 0.06-percent iodine.

  • Kelp Seaweed (Norwegian) has become an effective treatment for hyperthyroidism and is supported by overwhelming research. Kelp is collected from pristine environments so that coastal pollutants are not introduced into the kelp supplements.

  • Stomach Peace, a TCM Formula (Ganweishu), is used extensively in China for gastritis, peptic ulcer, abdominal pain, hepatitis, cholecystitis, costal neuralgia, kidney stone, cystitis, epilepsy, neurasthenia, anti-shock, anti-arrhythmia, mastitis, otitis media, costal chondritis, obstruction of Fallopian tube, chronic annexitis, hyperthyroidism and impotence.

  • Thyroid Energy Natural Thyroid is a unique, synergistic thyroid support formula made of a custom combination of vitamins, amino acids, trace minerals and standardized herbal extracts formulated to support healthy thyroid gland function.

  • MetaStim Thyroid-Pituitary contains herbs rich in vitamins and minerals, Iodine rich seaweeds and mosses, and strengthening tonic herbs known for their rejuvenating effects. It is a wonderful formula for fatigue or exhaustion. As MetaStim contains iodine rich seaweeds and mosses it is protective to the thyroid gland and is helpful in increasing metabolism. The Thyroid Pituitary Formula helps restore balance for both the underactive and overactive thyroid.

  • Thyroid Support supplements are useful whether your thyroid is high or low, however it is good to read labels for detailed information. Thyroid support supplement will help to balance out this important gland.

  • Coconut Oil supports healthy digestion, thyroid function, healthy hair and skin, weight management, brain health, and healthy cholesterol. Use 100-percent cold pressed organic extra virgin coconut oil. As a dietary supplement take 1 softgel twice daily with a meal or as directed by your health care provider.

  • HELPFUL HERBS FOR THYROID SUPPORT

  • Bayberry Bark
  • Blue Flag
  • Red Clover
  • Black Cohosh
  • Kelp
  • White Oak Bark
  • Skullcap
  • Watercress

    Herbs, under the guidance of a herbalist or naturopathic practitioner, are also known to reduce thyroid hormone synthesis. They are usually prescribed as tonics including one or more of the following ingredients: Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus), Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), Motherwort (Leonurus cardica) and Lithospermum. The World Authority on Herbs, The German Commission E, reports that Bugleweed, Motherwort, and Lemon Balm are safe and efficacious for treating hyperthyroidism. Caution: Like anti-thyroid drugs, herbs cannot be withdrawn abruptly. When remission is achieved, they should be slowly tapered.

  • Bugleweed (Lycopus europaeus/virginicus): Bugleweed is a specific for over-active thyroid glands, especially where the symptoms include tightness of breathing, palpitation and shaking. It may safely be used where palpitations occur that are of nervous origin. This herb decreases excessive thyroid activity by influencing pituitary regulation. Bugleweed will aid the weak heart where there is associated build-up of water in the body. As a sedative cough reliever it will ease irritating coughs, especially when they are of nervous origin. To make an infusion, pour a cup of boiling water onto 1 teaspoonful of the dried herb and let infuse for 10 to 15 minutes. This should be drunk one to three times a day. To use a tincture, take 1 to 2 ml of the tincture three times a day. Bugleweed may be used in combination with nervines such as Skullcap or Valerian.

  • Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): Lemon Balm, also known as Melissa, is used in herbal teas, both for its flavor and its mild sedative properties. Melissa had been used for centuries. References are found in Roman writings. The Arabs relied on it to treat depression and anxiety. To make an infusion, use 2 tablespoons chopped herb or leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Drink warm as required. For a cold extract use 2 tablespoon per cup of cold water, let stand 8 hours. If you are using powder, take 10 to 40 grains at a time.

  • Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca): Motherwort is used for menstrual and uterine conditions as well as in heart and circulation treatments. It is valuable in the stimulation of delayed or suppressed menstruation, especially where there is anxiety or tension involved. The leaves of this mint-family plant contain bitter glycosides which reduce hyperactivity of the thyroid. The botanical species name of the plant, cardica, was earned because its ability to reduce abnormal rhythms and heart palpitations, which are symptoms of hyperthyroidism. It is a good relaxing tonic for aiding in menopausal changes. Eases false labor pains. An excellent tonic for the heart, strengthening without straining. It is considered to be a specific in cases of tachycardia (heart palpitations), especially when brought about by anxiety and other such causes. It may be used in all heart conditions that are associated with anxiety and tension. Chinese research referred to in Potters Cyclopedia found that it both reduced blood platelet aggregation and decreased levels of blood lipids. To make an infusion, pour a cup of boiling water onto 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and leave to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day. To use a tincture preparation, take 1 to 4 ml of the tincture three times a day.

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    HERBAL BOOKS
    HERBAL LINKS

  • Chinese Herbs Treatment on Hyperthyroidism
  • HerbChina200.com: Herbal Therapies - Hyperthyroidism
  • Treatment for Thyroid Diseases with Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Sparteine for Graves' disease





  • DIET, NUTRITION, & LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

    HYPERTHYROID DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Eat plenty of the following foods: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, peaches, pears, rutabagas, soybeans, spinach, and turnips. These help to suppress thyroid hormone production. Crucifer-family vegetables may be consumed regularly.

  • L-Tyrosine is an essential amino acid and a precursor of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine (adrenaline) and the thyroid hormones. L-Tyrosine is used to treat insomnia, improve muscle tone, improve skin and hair pigment and depression and anxiety. L-Tyrosine should not to be used while taking prescription antidepressants or MAO inhibitors. L-Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that plays an important role in the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine. In addition, because L-Tyrosine is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormone and epinephrine (adrenaline), L-Tyrosine supports healthy glandular function and stress response.

  • The vitamins and minerals in a MultiVitamin without added Iron play many important roles in the body such as antioxidants to protect fats, cells and DNA, coenzyme precursors for energy production and metabolism, and cofactors for hormones and enzymes which regulate body processes.

  • Avoid dairy products for at least 3 months. Also avoid stimulants, coffee, cola, tea, nicotine, and soft drinks. Stimulating beverages and foods can worsen heart palpitations, insomnia, and nervousness.

  • Avoid all foods and medications that contain iodine to keep from stimulating the thyroid even more. If iodine is required, it should be carefully managed to maintain the proper balance. Iodine supplements should be used under the supervision of a health care provider. Be wary of treatment with radioactive sodium iodine (iodine 131, or I-131), which is often recommended for this condition. Severe side effects have been known to accompany the use of I-131. Also, do not rush into surgery. Try improving your diet first.

  • Potassium Iodide (KI) is a compound that contains Iodine, a nutrient necessary for normal thyroid function. Iodine in the form of Iodide is an integral part of thyroid hormones, which regulate cellular metabolism and energy production.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hypothyroidism

    STRESS MANAGEMENT & DIET

    Most Graves' patients may have a good idea of what precipitated their disorder. In most instances, stress was mentioned and many patients are diagnosed with Grave' disease after the death of a close relative. The second cause has been dietary supplements with numerous patients admitting to taking diet pills or natural products including multi-vitamins with high iodine content. When the cause is clearly known, the first step in the road to wellness is dealing with it, either by eliminating the offending item or by stress reduction methods.

    Stress reduction and dietary changes are the first steps in any healing plan. Stress reduction methods include biofeedback, meditation, tai chi, yoga and prayer therapy. Stress directly reduces the number of immune system cells which would curb auto-antibody production, and stress is a well known trigger of autoimmune disease.

    Dietary changes involve an emphasis on goitrogens, foods which naturally block thyroid hormone synthesis and the avoidance of certain foods, particularly those high in iodine content. Goitrogens include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, almonds, peaches and peanuts. Soy is also known to interfere with iodine absorption in the gut, reducing thyroid hormone synthesis.

    Eat plenty of the following foods that suppress thyroid hormone production:
    • Broccoli.
    • Brussels sprouts.
    • Cabbage.
    • Kale.
    • Mustard greens.
    • Peaches.
    • Pears.
    • Rutabagas.
    • Soybeans.
    • Spinach.
    • Turnips.
    Foods to avoid include wheat, dairy products, sugar, saturated fats, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners. An ideal diet would have adequate, but not excess protein, fresh fruit, brown rice, millet and lightly steamed vegetables. It is also important to avoid any food allergens as allergic reactions heighten the autoimmune response.

    HYPERTHYROIDISM & IODINE DEFICIENCY

    Iodine is vital for the development of our brain cells and for the regulation and production of the thyroid hormones. Lack of iodine can lead to a disorder of the thyroid gland called as hypothyroidism. In this disorder, production of the thyroid hormones, such as thyroxine, is suppressed. While treating hypothyroidism, there is always a risk of developing hyperthyroidism due to overzealous treatment. In hyperthyroidism, there is excessive secretion of thyroxine. Deficiency of iodine can be life-threatening for the health and it might be an indicator of some underlying health issue. Besides the deficiency of iodine, other culprits behind the hyperthyroidism can be Plummerís disease, Gravesí disease, thyroiditis and toxic adenoma.

    Our body needs iodine for the production of thyroid hormones, such as triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These hormones play a role in the development of cognitive system of infants and in the regulation of our metabolic functions. The lack of iodine usually stems from insufficient intake of dietary iodine and it can cause grave complications, for example irreversible damage to the cognition of newborns and metabolic derangement, like hyperthyroidism. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), iodine deficiency is the major cause of avoidable mental retardation. Studies done on the American population shows that their iodine intake is above average, but certain exceptions are there and in some cases deficiencies might occur, for example in post-menopausal and pregnant women.

    HOMEOPATHIC & NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    A number of homeopathic preparations have been successfully used in Graves' disease. Again, they must be used under the guidance of a naturopathic or homeopathic practitioner. Homeopathic preparations used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Kelpasan, a thyroid support for iodine deficiency. It helps in the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Iodine deficiency can cause sudden weight gain, constant fatigue, poor concentration. A.Vogelís kelp formula helps with the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Helps to prevent iodine deficiency. Kelpasan from A. Vogel is rich in iodine. This mineral supports the function of the thyroid gland and helps to optimize the energy metabolism. Kelpasan tablets are easy to take. This nutritional supplement is also suitable for younger and older people. Iodine is present in food, including seafood, seaweed, eggs and bread (bakery salt). If you do not eat enough of these foods, you can support the functioning of the thyroid gland with an iodine supplement. Kelpasan from A. Vogel contains iodine from kelp, a seaweed species that is naturally rich in iodine. A tablet contains 200 micrograms of iodine, which corresponds to 133-percent of the recommended daily dosage. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. It has been suggested by users to use for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism as a supplement to help improve thyroid function. Consult a practitioner before taking iodine-containing supplements if you have hyperthyroidism.

  • A 50-year-old healthy woman started daily treatment with six iodine-containing kelp tablets (Kelpasan), containing 200 mg of kelp each, to lose weight; she took no other medication. Within two months she developed clinical and laboratory evidence of hyperthyroidism, which resolved spontaneously following discontinuation of the tablets. A causal relationship between the intake of the kelp preparation and the thyrotoxic episode could not be established beyond all possible doubt, but the clinical picture and clear temporal relationship strongly pointed in this direction. Hyperthyroidism During Treatment With Kelp Tablets, Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1990 May 26;134(21):1058-9.

  • Coffea Cruda, also known by its botanical name, Coffea arabica, coffea cruda is simply unroasted coffee beans. Often used as a homeopathic remedy for tinnitus, headaches, toothaches, teething, insomnia, restlessness, racing thoughts, labor pains and menopause, the beans are thought to help calm the nervous system. When restlessness or insomnia are caused by too much coffee consumption, however, they do not perform as a sleep aid. Coffea Cruda stimulates the functional activity of all organs, increasing the nervous and vascular activity. The drinkig of Coffea Cruda by the elderly is likely to increase production of uric acid, causing irritation of kidneys, muscle and joint pains, and with increased susceptibility of the elderly to the stimulatin action of coffee and tea, their use should be curtailed or carefully watched. Great nervous agitation and restlessness. Extreme sensitiveness characterizes this remedy. Neuralgia in various parts; always with great nervous excitability and Intolerance of pain, driving to despair. Unusual activity of mind and body. Bad effects of sudden emotions, surprises, joy, etc. Nervous palpitation. Coffea is specially suited to tall, lean, stooping persons with dark complexions, temperament choleric and sanguine. Skin hypersensitive.

  • Pulsatilla, also known as Pulsatilla Nigricans, is good for where people have painful indigestion, rumbling gas, bitter belching and heartburn. It can also be used for car and motion sickness, especially if the window must come down to let in fresh air. For girls and women, Pulsatilla addresses the whole range of hormonal issues from PMS to hot flashes. Its PMS is full of cramps, dull aching pain and milky discharge with back pain before typically late irregular periods. It can be critical to young girls weakened by puberty. Other uses for pulsatilla are shifting leg pains and swollen joints; sleepiness during the day, and anxious restless dreams at night; eye irritation with thick discharge and inflamed eyelids; ear pain and congestion; and acne in young girls. It is commonly used for eye infection where discharge, that is often green in color, is literally oozing from the eye. Pulsatilla may work well as a homeopathic remedy for conjunctivitis and itchy styes specifically, though it can help with any sort of sensitivity or related symptoms. It is used for women's health as any type of issues associated with an abnormal or interrupted menstrual cycle or flow can be helped tremendously with the homeopathic remedy of pulsatilla. If there is abnormal or infrequent menstrual cycles, or if there are extreme symptoms such as severe premenstrual symptoms or even mood swings, this homeopathic remedy may be helpful. In addition, pulsatilla helps with morning sickness and other similar and common symptoms of pregnancy which can be difficult to deal with.

  • Thyroidinum is a homeopathic preparation of dried thyroid gland from the Sheep. The effects on the body would correspond with the actions of the thyroid hormone. The areas affected are the thyroid gland, eyes, hair, skin, and muscles. The mind symptoms are also seen with hyperthyroid states such as restlessness and mania as well as the low states of stupor and apathy. Thyroidinum is indicated in times when there is a demand for energy and the body fails in its function. Headaches and spasmodic conditions which occur during times of high demand call for thyroidinum. These conditions include adolescence, menstruation, coitus, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. In all of the conditions requiring thyroidinum, the edema will be noticed. In allergies, the patient is puffed up, and the mucous membrane edematous. In skin conditions, itching is predominant and scratching brings about edema. Urticaria triggered by cold will also look puffed up. As in cases of myxoedema, there is a non-pitting edema which could also have a rash as well, a condition known as brawny edema. Headaches and spasms occurring during periods of high energy demand point to thyroidinum. Spasms and rigidity come hand in hand. As in thyroid dysfunction, a deficiency at birth produces symptoms and signs of cretinism and in the adult signs and symptoms of myxeodema with weight gain, low energy and cold intolerence. Hence cachexia and obesity may call for thyroidinum when the symptoms match. Affections of the heart are due to the muscles of the heart weakening. The thenar and hypothenar eminences of the palms are a good place to look, to see if thyroidinum is indicated. While the thyroid hormone may be normal, the atrophy indicates thyroidinum. The patient will complain of a weak grip of the hands. Menstrual dysfunction, dysmenorrheas, fibroid tumors and ovarian cysts may all point to a prescription of thyroidinum.

  • Natrum Muriaticum is the homeopathic remedy also known as sodium chloride and table salt. Salt plays a crucial role in regulating body fluid balance and is found in body tissues and fluids. When too much salt is present in the body, the immune system becomes weakened and the absorption of nutrients is inhibited. When too little salt is found int he body, a withered and emaciated appearance occurs due to lack of fluid in the body. Natrum Muriaticum works by increasing red blood-cell production, as well as the production of a protein known as albumin. It assists in restoring and altering body tissues so that they are able to absorb adequate amounts of salt from food. By increasing the overall health of the body, a person's risk of developing fevers, colds and other ailments is reduced. Natrum muriaticum uses include alleviating emotional stress, skin problems, digestive problems and ulcers. Other uses include alleviating gas, heartburn, stomach pain, excessive hunger, liver pain, excessive thirst, empty stomach feelings, excessive urination, salty-food cravings, green diarrhea, indigestion, watery diarrhea, menstrual irregularities, headaches, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, nausea, depression, weakness, heart palpitations, back pain, dry mouth, cough, fever and sore throat. Homeopathic natrum muriaticum is made by dissolving sodium chloride in boiling water. Through evaporation, it is filtered and crystallized, resulting in the final preparation. In hospitals, it will be given in a saline drip through an IV.

  • Iodium is a iodine homeopathic used for inner restlessness, compulsion to move, tremors and weight loss despite great hunger. Without proper levels of iodine in the body, there can be serious health issues that arise. Low levels of iodine can cause the thyroid not to function properly which in turn can cause the individual to suffer from some very serious symptoms. As iodine has very distinct purposes it has a very real place in modern medicine as a result. It is used most notably for metabolism issues. Iodium is made carefully by dissoloving iodate salts in alcohol and then it is repeatedly diluted and succussed, resulting in the final beneficial mixture. A homeopathic remedy of iodium may work for overactive metabolism with symptoms of hyperthyroidism. It may hlep with eating disorders that includ insatiable appetite that does not produce weight gain. Iodium works well as a homeopathic remedy for certain people such as those who have a mental unrest within them. They may have excessive anxiety and they may engage in compulsive behaviors as a result. They keep very busy and are very unorganized overall. They may come across as almost obsessive in certain areas of their life.

  • Lugol's Solution is a strong solution of Iodine used as one of the earliest treatments of Graves' disease. It is a saturated solution of potassium iodide or SSKI). For years it was the only method available. Although iodine exacerbates symptoms of hyperthyroidism, at extremely high doses it inhibits thyroid hormone production and thyroid hormone's release from the thyroid gland. However, the major effects tend to wane after several weeks and a careful dosage plan must be used. Many naturopaths still use strong iodine and many patients have used and are still using strong iodine successfully, some on an as needed basis.

  • OTHER THERAPIES

  • Ayurvedic Medicine, Craniosacral Therapy and Acupuncture have also been used successfully.

  • Immunomodulators: Plant sterols and sterolins that strengthen, not stimulate, the immune system.

  • Sufficient rest to help promote health and healing.

  • Laughter, every time you laugh or smile, your immune system cells show changes that are beneficial to immune system health. Dr. Norman Cousins reversed his own autoimmune disorder with a combination of Humor and Biofeedback.

  • Allow your pets to heal you and give you pleasure.

  • DIET & NUTRITION CONSIDERATIONS

  • Along with other bodily processes, digestion speeds up with this disorder. Malabsorption occurs, so a proper diet is important.

  • Researchers in England studied 10 people who were being treated for Parkinson's disease and found that all of them also had hyperthyroidism. Once the thyroid condition was treated, the Parkinson's disease improved dramatically.

  • If a goiter affects breathing or swallowing, surgery may be needed to remove part or all of the thyroid. It may be necessary to make thyroid pills after surgery.

  • The pituitary gland, parathyroid glands, and sex glands all work together and are influenced by thyroid function. If there is a problem in one place, they all may be affected.

  • The parathyroid glands, small endocrine glands that are positioned near or within the rear surface of the thyroid secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH), which aids in controlling calcium levels. Hyperparathyroidism is a rare disorder in which these apple-seed-sized organs become enlarged and overactive. When too much PTH is released, excess calcium leaches out of the bones and into the blood. Routine blood tests may reveal excess calcium in the blood. If left untreated, it can lead to other problems such as bone pain and kidney stones. The standard treatment for this disorder is surgery. Permanent hoarseness is a possible side effect, if the nerves supplying the voice box are injured.

  • An undiagnosed thyroid condition can be mistaken for menopausal symptoms. Symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, and depression are often present in both circumstances. If you are experiencing menopausal symptoms, you should have your thyroid function tested.

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    IODINE FROM THE SEA


    The thyroid gland needs dietary iodine to produce the hormones required to keep the body functioning well. Too much iodine can make hyperthyroidism more severe, while too little iodine can worsen hypothyroidism. If you like seafood and have trouble with your thyroid, you should know that crustaceans and fish have a relatively high iodine content. The same is true of the salty-flavored kelp and other seaweeds.





    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Multivitamin
    & Multimineral Complex
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed in balance. Increased amounts of vitamins and minerals are needed for this "hyper" metabolic condition. Use a super-high potency formula.

  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Multimineral Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    50 mg of each major B-Vitamin, with meals, three times daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). B-vitamins work best when taken together. Needed for thyroid function. Needed for proper digestion and all bodily enzyme systems. Injections under a health care provider's supervision may be necessary.

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  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-1
    (Thiamin)
    50 mg twice daily. B-vitamins work best when taken together. Needed for blood formation and energy levels.

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  • And
    Vitamin B-2
    (Riboflavin)
    50 mg twice daily. Required for normal functioning of all cells, glands, and organs in the body.

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  • And
    Vitamin B-6
    (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg twice daily. Activates many enzymes and is needed for immune function and antibody production.

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  • Helpful
    Plus Extra
    Brewers Yeast
    1 to 3 tablespoons daily and up. Rich in many basic nutrients, especially the B-vitamins. A natural source of the B-vitamins.

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  • Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)
    As directed on label. Take with meals. Needed for correct glandular function, to repair tissues, aid in healing, and restore proper fatty acid balance.

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  • Kyolic EPA Supplement Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal Products
  • Black Currant Herbal Oil Products
  • Evening Primrose Herbal Oil Products
  • Fish Salmon Oil Supplement Products
  • Kyolic EPA
    As directed on label. Needed for correct glandular function.

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  • Lecithin
    Granules: 1 tablespoon 3 times daily.

    Capsules: 1,200 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
    Aids in digestion of fats and protects the lining of all cells and organs.

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  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    3,000 to 5,000 mg daily and up, in divided doses. Extremely important in this stressful condition.

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  • Vitamin E
    200 IU daily or 400 IU every other day. Do not exceed 400 IU daily. An antioxidant and necessary nutrient. However, excessive amounts may stimulate the thyroid gland. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.

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  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

    Although uncommon, thyroid storm can be life-threatening and requires emergency treatment. It usually is triggered by a stressful event or a major illness. Call 9-1-1 or other emergency services immediately if you have signs of shock or delirium, which are severe symptoms of thyroid storm.

    Call your health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and you develop any other signs of thyroid storm, including:
    • Extreme irritability or agitation.
    • Abnormally high or low blood pressure.
    • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
    • Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia).
    • Vomiting.
    • High fever.
    • Confusion.
    • Sleepiness.
    • Symptoms of heart failure, such as shortness of breath or fatigue.
    Call your health professional if you develop symptoms of Graves' ophthalmopathy, such as bulging, reddened eyes, or one of more of the following symptoms:
    • Fatigue.
    • Weight loss.
    • Increased discomfort in warm temperatures.
    • Muscle weakness.
    • More frequent bowel movements.
    • Increased swelling on one or both sides of the throat, or difficulty or discomfort swallowing.
    • Rapid, pounding heartbeat.
    Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your health professional observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. If you think you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism, watchful waiting is not appropriate. Talk with your health professional; he or she will determine the cause of your symptoms and decide whether you need treatment.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hypothyroidism





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    HerbsPro: Bladderwrack, Eclectic Institute Inc, 50 Caps
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    A dietary supplement formulated to nourish and support the thyroid. Ingredients in a two capsule serving include Pantothenic Acid (100 mg), Iodine (100 mcg), Copper (0.5 mg), Manganese (0.5 mg), L-Tyrosine (500 mg), Ashwagandha (150 mg), Guggul (120 mg). Take two capsules, once or twice per day or as directed by a health care provider.
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    Herbal formulation to help an inactive thyroid function. This formula contains a proprietary blend of Fo-Ti Root, Gotu Kola Herb, Guaranna Seed, Organic Siberian Eleuthero Root, Wildcrafted Mullein Leaf, and Organic Kelp Plant. As a dietary supplement, take two capsules (950 mg) twice daily, or as directed by your health care provider.
    HerbsPro: Metabolic Advantage Thyroid &Tyrosine Complex, Enzymatic Therapy, 100 Caps
    A dietary supplement that enhances thyroid health, influences metabolism, supports weight loss. A two capsule serving provides Vitamin B-12 (100 mcg), Iodine (200 mcg), Magnesium (200 mg), Zinc (6 mg), Copper (300 mcg), Manganese (2.3 mg), Molybdenum (100 mcg), Sodium (20 mg), L-Tyrosine (248 mg), Multiglandular Complex of Liver, Lung, Pancreas, Heart, Kidney, & Spleen (70 mg), Thyroxin-Free Thyroid (8 mg). Take two capsule three times daily.
    HerbsPro: L-Tyrosine, Free Form Amino Acid, TwinLab, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Kelp Plant, Dr. Christopher's Formulas, 660 mg, 100 VCaps
    Each one capsule serving contains 660 mg sea harvested, wildcrafted kelp plant (Ascophyllum nodosum).
    HerbsPro: Kelp, Nature's Way, 100 Caps
    Natural Iodine source premium herbal dietary supplement. Supplement contains Iron (390 mcg), Iodine (400 mcg), Sodium (20 mg), and Whole Thallus Kelp (660 mg) per capsule. Take one capsule daily, preferably with food. Do not exceed recommended dose. As a dietary supplement take one capsule with meals or a glass of water.
    HerbsPro: Bladderwrack Whole Herb, Nature's Way, 580 mg, 100 VCaps
    Premium herbal iodine source dietary supplement. One capsule serving contains iron (340 mcg), Iodine (232 mcg), Sodium (10 mg), and Whole Thallus Bladderwrack (f580 mg). Take one capsule daily, preferably with food. Do not exceed recommended dose.
    HerbsPro: Guggulipid, Natrol, 500 mg Extract, 12.5 mg Guggulsterones, 100 Caps
    Dietary supplement helps maintain cholesterol levels already within normal range. Contains 500 mg Guggulipid extract (Commiphora mukul gum resin) and 12.5 mg Guggulsterones 2.5%. Take one capsule two times daily, with meals.
    HerbsPro: ThyroSense Thyroid Formula, Natural Factors, 120 VCaps
    A dietary supplement nourishes and supports thyroid health. Take two capsules with breakfast or directed by a health professional. Up to four capsules can be taken daily.
    HerbsPro: Thyroid Support, Gaia Herbs, 120 Caps
    A dietary supplement promotes a healthy metabolism, supports healthy thyroid function and thyroid hormones.
    HerbsPro: Thyroid Support, A. Vogel Bioforce USA, 120 Tabs
    A herbal extract dietary supplement product from Switzerland consisting of Kelp Thallus extract. Adults take 1 tablet (25 mg) two to three times daily before a meal. Do not take before retiring.
    HerbsPro: Thyroid Balance, Dr. Venessa's Formula, 120 Caps
    Clinically formulated to help regulate healthy metabolism and to counteract the symptoms of hyper or hypothyroidism, such as weight gain, thinning hair, poor circulation, mood swings, and other hormonal imbalances.
    HerbsPro: Thyroid Basics, Foodscience of Vermont, 120 Caps
    A dietary supplement to support thyroid function and health. Each 2 capsule serving contains Vitamin B-2 (5 mg), Vitamin B-6 (25 mg), Folic Acid (500 mcg), Iodine as Potassium Iodide (225 mcg), Zinc Glycinate (10 mg), Selenium (50 mcg), Manganese (5 mg), Chromium Polynicotinate (50 mcg), L-Tyrosine (500 mg), Bacopa Monnieri extract (200 mg), Bacosides (40 mg), Coleus Forskohlii (100 mg), Forskolin (10 mg). As a dietary supplement, take two capsules with food, twice daily until results occur.
    HerbsPro: Coconut Oil Diet Natural Weight Loss Support, Health Support, 1,000 mg, 120 Softgels
    MCT weight loss support, naturally safe and effective. Contains no stimulants, caffeine free. Helps to reduce sugar cravings. Supports health immune system. Each three softgels serving contains 3,000 mg cold pressed extra virgin unrefined organic coconut oil. Adults take one to two capsules three times a day, before meals with an eight ounce glass of water.
    HerbsPro: Thyroid Energy, Now Foods, 180 VCaps
    A healthy thyroid support dietary supplements that supports healthy metabolism. Ingredients include Vitamin B-6 (2 mg), Folic Acid (400 mcg), Vitamin B-12 (60 mcg), Iodine from Kelp and Irish Moss (225 mcg), Zinc from L-OptiZinc and Zinc L-Methionine Complex (25 mg), Selenium 50 mcg), Copper Chelate (1 mg), L-Tyrosine (1,000 mg), Irish Moss (200 mg), Guggul (75 mg), Organic Kelp (60 mg), Ashwagandha (50 mg), and Trace Minerals Concentrate (5 mg). As a dietary supplement, take 2 VCaps two times daily. preferably on an empty stomach. If you experience any mild nausea, consider taking with meals, if nausea persists, disconinue use.
    HerbsPro: Thyrox T-3, Absolute Nutrition, 180 Caps
    A dietary supplement designed to boost thyroid output and metabolism. For reduced calorie diets that have been shown to lower metabolism. Stimulant free. Thyroid T3 is designed to aid a sluggish metabolism brought on by dieting. The thyroid controls the rate of metabolism and Thyroid T3 contains nutrients that increase thyroid output and increase the body's metabolic rate without the use of stimulants. Ingredients include Calcium Phosphate (250 mg), Gum Guggul Extract with Guggulesterone 10% (300 mg), L-Tyrosine (300 mg), Garcinia Cambogia (200 mg), Dipotassium Phosphate (150 mg), Sodium Phosphate (75 mg), Disodium Phosphate (75 mg), Phosphatidyl Choline (25 mg). For dietary support, take four to six capsule daily. Use two capsules per serving, two to three services throughout each day. For best results, take six capsules per day. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Allow three to four weeks for optimum results.
    HerbsPro: Metabolic Advantage, Enzymatic Therapy, 180 Caps
    A dietary supplement that enhances thyroid health, influences metabolism, supports weight loss. Ingredients per two tablet dose include Vitamin B-12 (100 mcg), Iodine (200 mcg), Magnesium (200 mg), Zinc (6 mg), Copper (300 mcg), Manganese (2.3 mg), Molybdenum (100 mcg), Sodium (20 mg), L-Tyrosine (248 mg), Multiglandular Complex of Liver, Lung, Pancreas, Heart, Kidney, & Spleen (70 mg), Thyroxin-Free Thyroid (8 mg). Take two capsule three times daily.
    HerbsPro: Potassium Plus Iodine, Now Foods, 180 Tabs
    Thyroid support dietary supplement. Supports electrolyte mineral balance, safe iodide potency, vegetarian formula. One serving size tablet contains Iodine from Potassium Iodide (225 mcg), Sodium from Sodium Alginate (5 mg), Potassium from Potassium Chloride & Iodide (99 mg), Sodium Alginate (100 mg). As a dietary supplement, take one tablet daily, preferably with meals.
    HerbsPro: Kelp, Green Superfood, Now Foods, 150 mcg Iodine, 200 Tabs
    A genuine whole food dietary supplement that supports thyroid function. A green superfood and vegetarian formula. Iodine is from Kelp (Laminaria digitata & Ascophyllum nodosum). Take one tablet daily, preferably with meals or as directed by your health care provider. Consider taking this product in combination with Thyroid Energy, L-Tyrosine and Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. These tablets are smaller and easier to swallow than most Kelp tablets, as they contain less filler.


    Liquid Supplements

    HerbsPro: Thyadine, Natural Balance, 0.5 fl. oz.
    A dietary supplement that supports a normal thyroid with rich bio-available Iodine. Iodine supplements are commonly made from iodine salts (ammonia or potassium iodide) which have to be broken down by the body before the iodine can be absorbed and utilized reducing their effectiveness. Additionally neither capsules or tablets absorb as effectively as liquid iodine. Thyadine colloidal iodine is totall unique in that it provides pure stabilized iodine without forming an iodine salt. One drop of Thyadine provides 150 mcg of iodine. Other ingredients include Fucus vesiculosus 3X, thyroid 3X. Spongia tosta 12X, thyroid 30C with glycerine, deionized water and ethanol. Take one drop on or under the tongue once daily as needed or as directed by your health care practitioner.
    HerbsPro: Thyroid Calming Compound, Bugleweed & Motherwort, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    Herbal supplement for endocrine system restoration. An extract blend of Bugleweed flowering herb, Motherwort flowering tops, Cactus stem, and Lemon Balm leaf and flower tops. Certified organically grown and custom wildcrafted, fresh undried and shade-dried herbs in distilled water, vegetable glycerine, certified organic grain alcohol. Add one full squeeze of the dropper bulb to two ounces of water or juice, two or four times per day. Best taken between meals.
    HerbsPro: Bladderwrack Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Holistically balanced, kosher parve, organic alcohol fluid extract (1:1) Thallus, Fucus vesiculosus herbal supplement. Each 1 ml (28 drops) serving contains 1,000 mg (1 gram) Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) Thallus Extract.
    HerbsPro: Liquid Kelp, Natural Factors, 800 mcg, 1.6 fl. oz.
    A dietary supplement used to support a healthy thyroid gland. One drop serving provides 800 mcg iodine from kelp and potassium iodide. For adults, take one drop per day or as directed by a health care provider.
    HerbsPro: Atomidine Water Soluble Iodine Compound, Heritage Products, 2 fl. oz.
    The solution that naturally supports energy, weight loss, metabolism, calcium absorption, and glandular function. An iodine dietary supplement. One drop serving size provides 600 mcg iodine per serving. For adults, take one drop in water in the morning and use only as directed.
    HerbsPro: Sea Adine, Bio-Available Liquid Iodine, Heritage Products, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kelp Iodine Liquid Supplement, Daily Iodine, World Organics, 2 fl. oz.
    Dietary supplement for the support of the thyroid gland. A decoction of Atlantic Kelp (fucus vesiculosus), potassium iodide (to standardize potency), potassium benzoate. Serving size for adults is 4 drops of liquid daily in a glass of water or with meals to provide 150 mcg iodine. Use as directed by your health care provider.
    HerbsPro: Bugleweed Extract, Flowering Herb, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kelp Powder, Now Foods, 8 oz.
    A pure powder green superfood dietary supplement rich in natural iodine and support healthy thyroid function. Vegetarian-Vegan. A two level scoop serivng size (200 mg) contains Iodine (270 mcg) and Laminaria digitata & Ascophyllum nodosum Kelp (200 mg). Take a two scoop serving daily, preferably with food.
    HerbsPro: Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Organic, Natures Way, 16 oz.
    Pure and unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil. May be used for cooking in place of butter, margarin, shortening or other cooking oils or for baking or frying in temperatures up to 350°F. May also be used as a dietary supplement. Serving size is one tablespoon (14 grams) up to 4 times daily. No refrigeration is necessary.
    HerbsPro: Coconut Oil, 100% Organic, Jarrow Formulas, 454 grams
    Certified organic coconut oil ideal for cooking, neutral taste and flavor, no hydrogenation, no trans fatty acids, source of medium chain triglycerides, suitable for vegans.
    HerbsPro: Coconut Oil, Extra Organic Virgin, Garden of Life, 32 oz.
    Certified organic living foods, delicious flavor, vegetarian.


    Raw Thyroid Glandular

    HerbsPro: Raw Thyroid, Natural Sources, 50 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Raw Thyroid, Natural Sources, 60 Caps
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    HerbsPro: Raw Thyroid, Natural Sources, 180 Caps
    HerbsPro: TG-100 Glandular, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 100 Caps (63775)
    Supports the thyroid gland and the glands associated with thyroid function. Nutri-Cology Allergy Research Group, TG 100 Organic Glandulars. Hypoallergenic. All glandulars are bovine-source. The contents of the pull-apart, low-antigen gelatin capsules may be removed if preferred. TG 100 Organic Glandulars. This glandular formulation is processed by lyophilization of glands derived from government-inspected, range-fed animals, raised in New Zealand or Australia without hormones or antibiotics. The glandular material is frozen, then subjected to a high vacuum that vaporizes moisture directly from the solid state, thereby maintaining biological activity of the enzymes and hormones..
    HerbsPro: Raw Thyroid, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 90 Tabs
    Excellent in quality, a freeze-dried glandular concentrate dietary supplement. Raw Thyroid Tissue, thyroxin free, freeze-dried, defatted, uncut, 100% pure, & BSE free from New Zealand (200 mg per tablet). Take one tablet daily or as prescribed by your health care provider.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Thyroid Support, Natra-Bio, 60 Tabs: K
    Providing glandular support for the symptoms of low energy, low metabolism, cold hands and feet, melancholy, and restlessness. Ingredients include Calcarea Iodata 6X (thyroid function support), Fucus Vesiculosus 6X (thyroid function, digestion), Kali Iodatum 6X (thyroid function support), Calcarea Carbonica 10X (metabolism & weight), Calcarea Carbonica 10X (Balance, Poor Nutrition), Causticum 10X (thyroid function support), Ferrum Iodatum 10X, 30X (Thyroid Function, Poor Nutrition, Exhaustion), Natrum Muriaticum 10X, 30X (thyroid glandular support).
    Kalyx: 50-Plus Mini Tab Multi-Age Defense Formula, Rainbow Light, 90 Mini-Tabs: K
    Comprehensive, Food-Based Multivitamin/Mineral - goes beyond mineral 100% DV potencies, providing optimal protection for adults age 50-plus. Formula contains 1,000 IU Vitamin D which protects bone strength, promotes calcium absorption, strengthens nerves and muscles surrounding bones and supports enhanced immune function, colon and breast health, potent B-Complex that promotes increased energy and healthy stress management; supports long-term brain and heart health, extra antioxidant protection consisting of 1,000 mcg lutein and 500 mcg lycopene, plus a range of antioxidant vitamins, minerals and botanicals, and probiotics and plant-source enzymes providing maximum support for daily digestive health with broad-spectrum enzymes plus 90,000,000 bio-activated probiotics.
    Kalyx: Thyroid Complete, Liquid Extract, Natures Answer, 90 VCaps: K
    Kalyx: Thyroid & Pituitary Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Herbal ingredients include Kelp, Parsley, Dulse Leaf, Irish Moss, Licorice, Bayberry, Bugleweed, Cayenne Pepper, Structured Water, 15 to 30% Grain Alcohol USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
    Kalyx: Thyroid & Pituitary Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Herbal ingredients include Kelp, Parsley, Dulse Leaf, Irish Moss, Licorice, Bayberry, Bugleweed, Cayenne Pepper, Structured Water, 15 to 30% Grain Alcohol USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
    Kalyx: Thyroid & Pituitary Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Herbal ingredients include Kelp, Parsley, Dulse Leaf, Irish Moss, Licorice, Bayberry, Bugleweed, Cayenne Pepper, Structured Water, 15 to 30% Grain Alcohol USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
    Kalyx: Thyroid & Pituitary Extract, Health & Herbs, 32 fl oz: HH
    Herbal ingredients include Kelp, Parsley, Dulse Leaf, Irish Moss, Licorice, Bayberry, Bugleweed, Cayenne Pepper, Structured Water, 15 to 30% Grain Alcohol USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
    Kalyx: Thyroid & Pituitary Extract, Non-Alcoholic, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Herbal ingredients include Kelp, Parsley, Dulse Leaf, Irish Moss, Licorice, Bayberry, Bugleweed, Cayenne Pepper, Structured Water, Glycerine USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
    Kalyx: Thyroid & Pituitary Extract, Non-Alcoholic, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Herbal ingredients include Kelp, Parsley, Dulse Leaf, Irish Moss, Licorice, Bayberry, Bugleweed, Cayenne Pepper, Structured Water, Glycerine USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
    Kalyx: Thyroid & Pituitary Extract, Non-Alcoholic, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Herbal ingredients include Kelp, Parsley, Dulse Leaf, Irish Moss, Licorice, Bayberry, Bugleweed, Cayenne Pepper, Structured Water, Glycerine USP. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.


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    THYROID GLANDULAR SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    The thyroid gland is one of the most significant of the endocrine glands which produces secretions that regulate the basic processes of the body. It lies in the front part of the throat along the windpipe.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Raw Thyroid, Natural Sources, 60 Caps (27817)
    HerbsPro: Raw Thyroid, Natural Sources, 90 Caps (27821)
    HerbsPro: Raw Thyroid, Natural Sources, 180 Caps (108603)
    HerbsPro: TG-100 Glandular, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 100 Caps (63775)
    Supports the thyroid gland and the glands associated with thyroid function. Nutri-Cology Allergy Research Group, TG 100 Organic Glandulars. Hypoallergenic. All glandulars are bovine-source. The contents of the pull-apart, low-antigen gelatin capsules may be removed if preferred. TG 100 Organic Glandulars. This glandular formulation is processed by lyophilization of glands derived from government-inspected, range-fed animals, raised in New Zealand or Australia without hormones or antibiotics. The glandular material is frozen, then subjected to a high vacuum that vaporizes moisture directly from the solid state, thereby maintaining biological activity of the enzymes and hormones..
    HerbsPro: Raw Thyroid, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 90 Tabs (50357)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Raw Thyroid Glandular, Natural Sources, 60 Tabs: HF
    Raw Thyroid Glandular Concentrate with Synergistic Complex Ultra Raw Thyroid is a glandular extract of the endocrine gland responsible for controlling metabolism and growth and may benefit individuals with slow metabolism, low energy, melancholy, cold hands and feet, and restlessness. New. Easy to Digest Capsules. Dietary Supplement. Whole Raw tissue concentrated from bovine sources specially processed (freeze-dried) at or below -5°C to preserve natural occurring vitamins, enzymes, nucleotides, lipoproteins and all other cellular components. Raw tissue concentrates imported from New Zealand are made from toxin-free lyophilized glands from animals grazed on rangeland free of pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics or chemical additives. Free Of Sugar, starch, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavorings, corn, what, yeast, soy, milk, toxin, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, chemical additives.
    Kalyx: Thyro Complex Glandular, Progressive Laboratories, 90 Caps: HF
    Glandular Complex The thyroid hormones thyroxin (T4) and Tri-iodothyronine (T3), regulate growth and metabolism. Glandular concentrates from healthy glands have been found beneficial for growth, repair and balance of weak or malfunctioning glands because they contain naturally occurring minerals, vitamins, raw enzymes, nucleo-proteins (RNA/DNA sometimes called protomorphogens) and tissue-activating proteins specific to that particular gland. Thyro Complex contains thyroxin-free thyroid concentrate along with raw adrenal, pituitary and spleen concentrates which work synergistically to support the thyroid and normalize its function as part of the delicate endocrine system. Kelp is included as a rich source of organic iodine, which aids in the development and function of the thyroid and is an integral part of thyroxin. Iodine deficiency leads to enlargement of the thyroid gland known as goiter and hypothyroidism.
    Kalyx: Raw Thyroid Glandular, Natural Sources, 90 Caps: HF
    Raw Thyroid Glandular Concentrate with Synergestic Complex New Easy to Digest Capsules Ultra Raw Thyroid is a glandular extract of the endocrine gland responsible for controlling metabolism and growth and may benefit individuals with slow metabolism, low energy, melancholy, cold hands and feet, and restlessness. Whole Raw tissue concentrated from bovine sources specially processed (freeze-dried) at or below -5°C to preserve natural occurring vitamins, enzymes, nucleotides, lipoproteins and all other cellular components. Raw tissue concentrates imported from New Zealand are made from toxin-free lyophilized glands from animals grazed on rangeland free of pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics or chemical additives. Free Of Sugar, starch, preservatives, artificial colors or flavorings, corn, what, yeast, soy, milk derivatives, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics,chemical additives.
    Kalyx: TG100 Glandular, Nutricology, 100 Caps: HF
    Provides tissue from the thyroid gland, and other glands associated with thyroid function. This natural glandular material is derived from government-inspected, range-fed animals, raised in New Zealand and Australia, whose animal husbandry regulations are among the strictest in the world. The material is lyophilized, which means it is immediately frozen, then subjected to a high vacuum that vaporizes moisture directly from the solid state. These nutrients are of the highest quality and purity obtainable, and do not contain preservatives, diluents, or artificial additives.


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    MOONDRAGON'S REALM - WEBSITE DIRECTORY


    A website map to help you find what you are looking for on MoonDragon.org's Website. Available pages have been listed under appropriate directory headings.




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