Thyroid health has become a hot topic and many people wonder how they can support their thyroid function naturally. Well, we have some recommendations for you!

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12% of the U.S. population will experience a thyroid condition. Unfortunately, the ATA also states that women are 5-8 times more likely than men to have thyroid problems!

We won’t get into the specifics of different thyroid conditions here but will briefly discuss thyroid function. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck. The thyroid’s main job is to control the speed of your metabolism. In doing so, the thyroid gland affects:

  • Heart rate
  • Breathing
  • Digestion
  • Body temperature
  • Brain development
  • Mental activity
  • Skin/Bone maintenance
  • Fertility

Essentially, your thyroid affects many of your body’s functions! This is why it’s important to work with a Functional Medicine provider to check the health of your thyroid regularly. Your provider can order a blood test to assess the levels of your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), T3, T4, Reverse T3, and Thyroid Antibodies.

Now that we know how important the thyroid is, let’s discuss how to support this major player in our health.

Supplements to Promote Optimal Thyroid Health

Our favorite supplement for an underactive thyroid is Thyroid Renew. This is a wonderful combination of thyroid support supplements and herbals that is very powerful.

B Vitamins: assist on thyroid function and hormone regulation. B-Complex supplements can ensure you are getting enough to support your thyroid.

Vitamin D: Research has shown Vit D levels are significantly lower in hypothyroid patients. The daily recommended amount of Vitamin D is 5000 IU’s.

Selenium: Of all the tissues in the body, the thyroid contains the highest concentration of selenium. The goal is 200-300mcg of selenium daily. Brazil nuts are one of the best sources, containing the highest amount of selenium- just 3 Brazil nuts/day is all you need!

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If you have a known diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, here is a wonderful link for more info.

Be well!

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