If your doctor tells you to take medical drugs such as Levothyroxine（Thyradin) , please take it, because your thyroid function has already got reduced very much. This is not insidious. Rather overt, and without medication your health is in jeopardy.
If your doctor says to you, "You don't need any treatment now. Let's see". But you suffer from fatigue without any reasons, serious constipation, chilling, high cholesterol level, slow pulse, poor concentration, forgetfulness, obese, coarse hair, increased gray hair, irregular menstruation (female), ED (male), depression, etc., take the following supplements ;
a) α-GPC (L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine)
This is one of choline derivatives mainly contained in the brain and the retina. This substance passes through the blood brain barrier and increases the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It also encourages the secretion of growth hormone. Growth hormone promotes the conversion of T4 to T3 in the various tissues such as liver, bone, muscle, etc. Since T3 has the strongest effect, this conversion is very important.
As it is contained very much in mother milk, as you can see, it is a very safe substance. So, this is a supplement to take. In addition, it has been confirmed that α-GPC also increases memory and cognitive ability.
b) Fermented Leaves of Shall Ginger
Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet), which is a perennial plant of the ginger family. But Shell Ginger is not the same as ordinary ginger.
In Japan Shell Ginger grows especially in Okinawa where its climate is subtropical. In detail, please read ; http://en.drmakise.com/shellginger/
For thyroid problems, Ferulic Acid (FA) in shell ginger is very important. FA prevents deterioration of thyroid function
c) Vitamin D
This vitamin is initially taken into the body as some cholesterol (7 - dehydrocholesterol) from diet. Ultraviolet rays convert it into vitamin D3 on the skin.
And in the liver it is metabolized to 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, and finally in the kidney it becomes 1,25－dihydroxyvitamin D3. This last form of vitamin D3 exerts its work. It is estimated that a lot of people lack vitamin D3 nowadays.
Lack of D3 influences the secretion of TSH from the front lobe of the pituitary gland adversely. And insufficient vitamin D itself disturbs immune system and reduces the function of the thyroid gland.
d) Omega 3 Unsaturated Fatty Acid
Flaxseed Oil, Perilla Oil, Sacha Inch Oil contain lot of Omega 3 Unsaturated Fatty Acid, α-linolenic acid, from which benign eicosanoids are metabolized. In detail, please read
Benign eicosanoids are very important to cure inflammation.
Hashomoto's thyroiditis is inflammation as you see the suffix – “itis” which means inflammation. Hepatitis, Colitis, Appendicitis, Pancreatitis, Encephalitis, ---.
Contrary to α-linolenic acid, linoleic acid is eventually metabolized to malignant eicosanoids that aggravate inflammation. Safflower Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Soybean Oil, Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Peanut Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Grape Seed Oil contain lot of linoleic acid. That's why you should not take these oils too much.
Although Fish Oil contains Omega 3 Unsaturated Fatty Acid a lot, if it is from fish from deep sea, please be careful of its quality. Because bad ones may contain noxious heavy metals that cause thyroid problem.
e) Selenium is also very important. And its supplement is cheap. But be careful not to take it too much. Zinc and manganese are the same. Essential, but not too much intake.
In Japan, I don't recommend my patients to take them from supplements, because usually Japanese cuisine has enough of them. But I don't know how about in foreign countries. It depends upon the soil where the materials grow. I heard that Brazilian nuts contain lot of selenium. So, if you are living in Brazil, you may not need to take selenium supplement.
Thyroid hormones are produced in the follicular epithelial cells of the thyroid gland.
Sufficient collagen is necessary to let these cells work properly.
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