Thytrophin is a brand name of a combination of supplements with the purpose of supporting healthy thyroid function. The thyroid is an endocrine gland in the neck that helps regulate metabolism and the growth and function of other bodily systems. Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) are the most common problems people have with their thyroid.
What’s in Thytrophin?
First used in 1952, Thytrophin comes in tablets that contain bovine thyroid extract that has been processed to remove thyroxine. Other ingredients include magnesium citrate, calcium lactate and calcium stearate.
Problems Associated With Hypothyroidism
An underactive thyroid can cause other health problems, such as heart disease, which is the most serious. An underactive thyroid allows the body’s homocysteine levels to rise and high levels of homocysteine have been linked to heart disease. Other problems include poor circulation, increased chances of infection, depression and mental confusion.
Causes of Hypothyroidism
Three main causes of hypothyroidism are known. These are iodine deficiency, selenium deficiency and too much estrogen-like compounds. People consume iodine through their diets, but iodine consumption is decreasing in the United States because of less iodized salt in our diets. Selenium is also consumed through our diets, but our soil is becoming deficient in the mineral. Estrogen-like compounds have made their way into our body a number of different ways. These compounds block the production of thyroid hormones.
Using Thytrophin to Treat Hypothyroidism
One way to treat hypothyroidism is to make sure all of the vitamins and minerals that the thyroid gland needs to function properly are available to it. This is where Thytrophin comes in. Taken as directed, Thytrophin makes sure your thyroid gland has what is needed to function properly. Thytrophin also works well in combination with losol, a liquid iodine product.
How Thytrophin Works on the Thyroid
Both magnesium and calcium are needed to maintain thyroid efficiency. Thytrophin supplies both in the quantities that body can use. Also by providing the body both substances, they work in a synergistic way, accomplishing more together than they can do alone.