A number of hormones produced in the human body have a huge effect on metabolism. Hormones are secreted by hormone glands. For example, hormones associated with the thyroid gland affect how fast our body burns fuels for energy (metabolism), in the digestion of food, and for organ function.
Thyroid hormones are responsible for our basal metabolic rate and also have an impact on the synthesis of proteins, long bone growth, and creation of all kinds of cells found in the human body.
The thyroid is considered our internal thermostat. Thyroid hormones also control the availability of energy and how it is expended by the body. A number of nutrients are vital for maintenance and proper function of the thyroid.
Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, results in overactive metabolism. You may think this is a good thing, but a person diagnosed with hyperthyroidism can be very irritable, nervous, complain of hot flashes, and deal with bouts of fatigue, insomnia, and an increased frequency of bowel movements.
The more common opposite of hyperthyroidism is hypothyroidism, which produces negative effects that are caused by decreased function. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include joint pain, obesity, infertility, and heart disease.
Nutrients for healthy thyroids
The Healthy Choice Compounding Pharmacy is experienced and knowledgeable in creating compounds that treat a number of thyroid issues through the use of nutrients. Some nutrients deemed helpful for thyroid gland health include but are not limited to:
- A multivitamin and multi-mineral complex needed for any “hyper” metabolic condition.
- Vitamin B complex including vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). The B vitamins are required for blood formation, normal cell function, and enzyme activation that enhances immune function.
If you’re not feeling quite up to snuff, schedule a visit with your doctor to check your thyroid function. Share this post with family and friends and visit The Healthy Choice Compounding Pharmacy for more information regarding the importance of thyroid nutrients.