By Mayson Marshall, nutraMetrix Program Coordinator
Did you know that the thyroid controls many of our body’s essential functions? The thyroid gland makes and stores hormones that help regulate heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and the rate at which food is converted into energy. (1) The thyroid makes and secretes hormones like Thyroxine, Triiodothyronine, Reverse triiodothyronine, and Calcitonin. (5)
How does the thyroid affect different aspects of your body?
The Digestive Tract:
The hormones the thyroid gland produces affect the rate in which our bodies digest food. (2) In addition, our metabolism is regulated by the amount of hormones that are produced by the thyroid.
The Nervous System:
The hormones the thyroid gland produces influence the development of our nervous system. A change in hormone production can alter how the nerves send signals. This can impact multiple sensory activities. (2)
The Musculoskeletal System:
Too little or too high of hormone production in the thyroid can impact muscle growth and health. (3)
The Circulatory System:
The hormones produced by the thyroid gland influence our heartbeat speed, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. (2)
What are signs your Thyroid is healthy?
- Your thyroid is not visible from the outside
- You cannot feel it when you press your finger on your neck
- No sudden change in the way you feel (energy and weight fluctuations)
What are ways you can promote a healthy thyroid?
A great way to ensure you are supporting your thyroid health is to eat a clean and balanced diet, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy body weight, manage stress, follow a consistent sleep schedule and supplementation. Since the thyroid needs an adequate amount of iodine to produce hormones it is beneficial to include foods that consist of iodine to your diet. Following these healthy lifestyle habits are a perfect way to promote efficient thyroid health. A great supplement to include to your daily regimen is the nutraMetrix TLS ACTS (Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid & Stress) Formula. Click here to read more about the key benefits of this product and how it promotes healthy thyroid function.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.