What is the fuss with thyroid supplements?
The rise of thyroid supplements is nothing new, but it has recently been getting a ton of attention from consumers and consumer watch agencies lately. Since thyroid issues are pretty common to most people – especially to those who are starting to get “older.” As bodies slow down with age and the dreadful effects that come with it, underlying thyroid issues that hide in the background, start to rise to the foreground.
A slow thyroid, commonly referred to as hypothyroidism, is perhaps the most common of these thyroid imbalances. An ineffective diet, genetics, or other medical issues can result in this disorder. You can read a full scientific essay on what exactly happens elsewhere, but I’ll sum it up simply here: the thyroid does not produce enough T3 and T4 hormones that the body needs in order to function at its peak performance. That’s why people with a slow thyroid start to lose energy, feel tired a lot, and consequently gain weight. I’ve suffered from this myself. I know how frustrating it can be as and when you sleep a lot one night and then about an hour or two later, you want to go back to bed!
The opposite of a slow thyroid, an overactive thyroid also known as hyperthyroidism, is another thyroid imbalance that is less common than hypothyroidism, but is still prevalent in society. This occurs when there is too much thyroid hormones and often leads to rapid weight loss, nervousness, and general weakness. Hyperthyroidism has the potential to become even greater problems like Graves Disease or Thyroid Storm so it is definitely important to catch the disorder early and attempt to fix it.
However, with that being said, it is also important that you do not fall for the trap of buying “fake” or misleading products in an attempt to fix the frustrating and annoying thyroid disorders you may have. These companies prey on people who want to fix these issues as quickly as possible, which is quite sickening if you stop to think about it. But I guess that is a bit of the reflection that our society lives in today.
Every company seems to say that their car is the fastest or the safest and generally the best. Only one company can truly be the best so be sure to shop around and read the experiences of other companies before deciding to go with a product. When I was looking for an apartment earlier this year when I was moving to another state, I made sure to talk with the neighbors of potential places and the previous tenants of some of them if I was able to do so. Their experiences and suggestions allowed me to make the best possible choice for my well being and avoid greedy renters and owners.
With buying thyroid supplements it is a similar process. Don’t decide to put a pill or capsule into your body just because a company that is selling you said capsule, is telling you to do so! With these thyroid disorders of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, people need to be careful as to do further exacerbate their imbalances.
I have seen a lot of discussions on the internet about consumer watch agencies and I would recommend following their guidelines in order to ensure that nothing potentially bad happens to people’s bodies and so that you can receive the best possible care or product that is available. Thyroid Advisor and their large list of the best thyroid supplements seems to be one of the most popular of these websites. They seems to really care about their costumers and they have a large database of thyroid products that they have already reviewed. I really liked how they allow other customers to review the thyroid support supplements as well. This can really help other people who suffer from thyroid issues to talk to people who have actually tried the supplement and see how it helped them!
I would be remiss if I did not mention another consumer watch agency for thyroid products and I am sure people would yell bias. Thyroid Supplement Reviews is another popular website that focuses on thyroid support supplement. Figuring out which ones work, which ones are worth the price, and which ones will just cost you money but do little, is certainly a large, herculean task. They have made some progress on doing to do this, but I think they fell short in some areas. They have a lot fewer information than the previous website, but they could also be because they are newer and thus do not have as much time to do it yet. I guess we will see in the future about that. I will be keeping an eye on both of them to make sure they keep improving and benefiting others in the area of thyroid support supplements.
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