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North Atlantic Sea Vegetables Help With

Low Thyroid Functions

 

If your thyroid gland is very under active, it means that it doesn’t produce enough hormones. In this case, it’s called hypothyroidism. The thyroid, part of the endocrine system, controls several functions in the body such as metabolism (and, therefore, can have a direct impact on weight) and how sensitive our bodies are to hormone levels.

Three of the main hormones of which the thyroid helps in the production are thyroxine, triiodothyronine, and calcitonin. Thyroxine and triiodothyronine help the body process the food and is aided partially by iodine. Calcitonin helps the body maintain good levels of calcium.

If you’ve been avoiding sea vegetables, milk, fish, salt with iodine, and processed food altogether, then chances are you’re iodine deficient.  And since your thyroid gland needs external supplies of iodine to help it function at maximum capacity, then your risk of weight gain increases significantly, along with other things such as hair loss, memory loss, depression, fatigue, and weakness.

Sea vegetables are probably not very common in your diet unless you live by the coast. Milk is generally considered to be unhealthy by a lot of medical professionals, and is actually mostly unnecessary.

Humans are the only mammals that consume milk outside of infancy and the rest of the mammals seem to do just fine without the omnipresent milk. Fish can be expensive and a lot of people are eliminating salt from their diet due to the dangers of high blood pressure.

Your only choice may be to go natural. In which case, you’ll need kelp supplements to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Kelp is a natural source of iodine, along with a lot of other minerals, and it can all help in the normal thyroid function.

One of the additional minerals it provides is calcium. What that means is that the thyroid will have to work less in order to maintain proper calcium levels. Since kelp is natural, it’s readily available in just about every store you go to or online.

You can easily add kelp to your natural routine every day.  There is a danger of having too much iodine in your system, but monitoring the amount you take every day is essential with taking any type of vitamins and minerals supplement.

People who should avoid taking kelp supplements are those who are already on some type of thyroid hormone therapy, as adding additional sources of thyroid helper minerals would actually upset the therapy set aside by your doctor. However, there are times when self-medication is actually preferred over other methods, such as seeing doctor.

It’s best to start small with your intake of kelp. Different countries have different regulations based on the populous for drug intakes. For example, for the United Kingdom, the usual amount of iodine provided in kelp supplements is somewhere around 1000 mcg, whereas the in the United States that number is closer to 150 mcg. Most scientists agree that anything above 2000 mcg should be considered harmful and potentially hazardous.

Just as the lack of iodine can impair thyroid function, you should realize that an overfill of iodine can also do the same. There’s a valid concept as too much of a good thing. Also, be aware that if you’re one of the population who actually uses iodine-laced salt, then adding kelp as a supplement should be done on the low end.

SeaAloe (the original Seasilver formula) contains 7 sea vegetables, including kelp, harvested from the coldest and purest waters on the planet. They are nutrient rich and an excellent source of important nutrients, including iodine, in Nature’s perfect balance.