If there’s one system we should remind ourselves to keep in check as we age, it’s our endocrine system—the integrated series of glands that release hormones to keep us moving, metabolizing properly, and feeling good. It often gets left by the wayside as we focus more on other prominent systems, such as our circulatory, respiratory and immune system. But surprise: the endocrine system is powerfully linked to all other systems and acts, in many ways, like a facilitator or guidance counselor in making sure everything else goes as planned in the body.
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Hypothyroidism is the most common disorder.
For the most part, we don’t notice the vast majority of hormonal action taking place every second because our hormones are self-regulating (they pretty much take care of managing themselves so they can take care of us…for the most part). But if there’s one gland in particular that we can, in fact, assist in staying healthy and functioning properly, it’s the thyroid—that small butterfly-shaped gland that sits just in front of your trachea. Your thyroid is like a mini-command center or post; it takes instructions from the brain but is itself so critical to the body’s overall mechanics that if your thyroid were to go bust, you’d quickly notice a problem in areas seemingly unrelated to the base of your neck.
The thyroid’s main responsibility is to process signals from the pituitary gland, which is the command center in the brain that controls all endocrine functions throughout the body. In essence, the pituitary bridges the connection between your brain and how you feel, whether it be hunger, exhaustion, hot or cold. And one of its target glands is the thyroid, which it signals to release different hormones. The two important thyroid hormones are thyroxine (also called T4) and triiodothyronine (also called T3). These hormones help regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids (fats), and proteins. Specifically, they increase the rate at which cells release energy from carbs, enhance the rate of protein synthesis, and stimulate breakdown and mobilization of lipids. These hormones are essential for normal growth and development and for maturation of the nervous system.
In all, the thyroid is in charge of regulating the metabolism of your cells, such as how long they live, how fast they grow and when they die. Everyone’s thyroid activity is different, just as everyone’s metabolism operates slightly differently, too. But one truth is certain: an optimally working thyroid makes for a more efficient system and machine—that system and machine being your body. And one way to supplement your diet with a thyroid-friendly nutrient is through Roex Thyroid support, a dietary supplement which contains two indispensable ingredients: L-Tyrosine and Iodine.
The Importance of L-Tyrosine
Tyrosine is classified as a conditionally essential amino acid (remember: amino acids are the building blocks to proteins and important macro-biomolecules). It’s “conditional” because while it can be produced inside the body from phenylalanine (another amino acid), one must have sufficient resources from which to synthesize it and meet physiological demands. This amino acid is an important nutritional ingredient and factor for the synthesis of several important brain chemicals, such as the neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. All of these biochemicals work in synergy to regulate a host of “feelings,” such as mood, motivation and energy levels. It’s impact on mood, in fact, is why deficiencies in tyrosine have been associated with depression.
The Importance of Iodine
What’s iodine? Iodine is a trace mineral that’s vital to life because it’s required by the body for the synthesis of those thyroid hormones—T4 and T3. Under normal circumstances, your body contains approximately 20 to 30 mg of iodine, most of which is stored in your thyroid gland (smaller amounts of iodine are also found in lactating mammary glands, the stomach lining, salivary glands, and in the blood). If you don’t have sufficient iodine in your body, you can’t synthesize these hormones, and because the thyroid hormones regulate metabolism in every cell of the body and play a role in virtually all physiological functions, an iodine deficiency can have a devastating impact on your health and well-being.
Several everyday living factors can contribute to an iodine deficiency, for which supplementation is key. For example, your body’s ability to absorb and/or utilize iodine can be inhibited by components of certain foods—many of which are good for you and provide good nutrition. Examples of foods that contain such compounds are cruciferous vegetables (for example, cabbage and broccoli), cassava root, peanuts, mustard, and millet. Over consumption of these foods may lead to thyroid problems by reducing the amount of available iodine for the manufacture of thyroid hormones.
The Value of Thyroid Support
So if you’re looking for a way to ensure your body is fully equipped to attend to your weight loss goals, improve your mood, heighten your energy, and provide motivation, Roex Thyroid Support is the supplement for you. Plus, it helps prevent dry skin and menstrual irregularities, and supports the immune system.
Would you like to know more about thyroid support supplements and what they could mean for you? Call Roex at (800) 645-0010, and a member of our team will be happy to assist. You can also check out our amazing supplemental products by clicking here – you can receive free shipping on any order over $75. Take the first step toward building a healthier lifestyle!
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