Synergistic Glandular Complex Beneficial to Both Hypoactive and Hyperactive Thyroid
Thyroid Hormones Regulate Growth and Metabolism
The thyroid hormones, thyroxin (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3), regulate growth and metabolism. Every organ, tissue and cell is affected by thyroid hormones. Without them we cannot grow, the brain does not develop properly and bone does not mature.|
Thyro Complex contains thyroxin-free raw 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 also included in the formula as a rich source of organic iodine. Iodine aids in the development and functioning of the thyroid and is an integral part of thyroxin. Iodine deficiency leads to enlargement of the thyroid gland known as goiter and to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroid Afflicts 40% of American Population According to world renowned thyroid authority Broda O. Barnes, M.D., Ph.D., hypothyroidism afflicts 40% of the American population. The ramifications of abnormal thyroid function extend throughout the body resulting in lowered cellular metabolism with such symptoms as low energy levels, decreased appetite, dry hair and skin, constipation, weight gain, goiter, mental dullness, slurred speech and clumsiness. Hands and feet are generally cold and feel numb or tingly.
· In young children hypothyroidism has such disturbing effects as slow growth and general lack of mental and physical development.
· Normal sexual function is related to normal thyroid function. With a subfunctioning thyroid, men may become impotent or have a low sperm count. In women, menstruation is often scanty, delayed or absent and sex drive diminishes. There is evidence of excess estrogen in hypothyroidal women. The pituitary increases its activity in an effort to stimulate the thyroid to produce hormones. This increased activity may affect the ovaries and increase estrogen output.
· After age 45 the thyroid seems to slow its output of hormones and if it does not increase at menopause, women may experience hot flashes and general circulatory disturbances.
· After removal of the thyroid, excess amounts of water, salts and proteins are retained within the body and blood cholesterol increase. It may be assumed that deficient thyroid function would also alter these biological balances.(1)
· Growth of skin, hair and nails may be retarded and healing of bone may be delayed if thyroid is deficient.(2)
· Thyroid hormones are essential for normal nervous system function. Hypothyroidism may produce slow reactions and mental sluggishness.(2)
· Since gastrointestinal motility is influenced by thyroid secretions, thyroid deficiency can cause constipation.(2)
· With marked thyroid deficiency, muscles may become sluggish and infiltrated with fat.(1)
· Since thyroid deficiency leads to deposition of mucopolysaccharides in connective tissue and other tissues, thyroid therapy may be beneficial in cases of Lupus Erythematosus.(1)
· There are some indications that the rising incidence of heart attacks, lung cancer and emphysema may be associated with the increase in hypothyroidism.(1) Hyperthyroidism Speeds Up All Body Processess Over production of hormones by the thyroid gland is seen primarily in young adult females. One of the early symptoms of the condition is diarrhea.
Other symptoms include nervousness, irritability, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, insomnia, fluctuating moods, tremor of the hands, abnormal perspiration, heat intolerance, rapid pulse and neurotic potential.
Hyperthyroidism speeds up all body process. As a result, all nutrients are used up at a greater rate. Dietary, intake of all nutrients should be increased until the condition can be normalized. If weight loss has been great, additional protein will ne necessary to replace muscletissue that may have been lost. Particular attention should be paid to B complex vitamins needed for the metabolism of extra carbohydrates and protein.(3) Thyroxin-Free Glandular Concentrate Provides Growth, Repair and Balancing Factors Glandular concentrates from healthy glands have been found beneficial for growth, repair and balance of weak of malfunctioning glands because they contain naturally occurring minerals, vitamins, raw enzymes, raw nucleo-proteins (RNA / DNA sometimes called protomorphogens) and raw tissue-activating proteins which are specific to that particular gland.(4)
There is a definite tissue and gland specificity in the DNA as to which amino acids are present and in what arrangement and percentage. Blood that contains amino acids in the proper balance and quality for a specific gland or tissue makes it easier for that particular tissue or gland to attain the amino acids necessary for repair and rebuilding. It is matter of quality and quantity of available nutrients for any particular tissue or gland. If they are available in the blood qualitatively, the responding tissue or gland can build, rebuild, or repair itself more readily according to the DNA pattern.(4)
Research has shown that individuals taking a glandular supplement containing thyroxin (eg. Whole porcine thyroid) become dependent on an external supply of thyroxin. The thyroid goes on the welfare state, so to speak, and does not produce adequate thyroxin. Therefore, a thyroxin-free glandular concentrate is needed for growth, repair and balance of the gland and for thyroxin production. This, of course, would not apply to anyone who has had a thyroidectomy or those who have been on thyroxin supplements for a long period of time.
Thyro Complex provides that growth and repair factors needed to normalize thyroid function in either hypoactive or hyperactive thyroid conditions. It is recommended that hyperactive thyroids be supplemented with a multiple mineral in addition to the thyroid support supplement. References
1. Barnes, Broda O., Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness, Thomas Y. Crowell, N.Y., 1976.
2. Schwartz, Edward, Endocrines, Organs and Their Impact, Edmar, 1978.
3. Kirschmann, John D. and Dunne, Lavon J., Nutrition Almanac, McGraw Hill, 1984.
4. Nittler, Alan H., "The Use of Tissues and Glandular Substances", The Journal of the Academy of Nutritional Consultants, Vol. 1, No. 1, Huntington Beach, CA.