Hypothyroidism is the condition caused by the lack of production of thyroid hormones in the thyroid gland. There are many symptoms of this condition and those which occur early in the development of the condition are poor muscle tone, thin fingernails, muscle cramps, sensitivity to cold, fatigue, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, insufficient sweating, dry skin, constipation, weight gain, retention of water, osteoporosis. Symptoms that occur later in the development of the condition are slow speech, abnormal menstrual cycles, low body temperature, disappearance of the eyebrows. Hypothyroidism in infants occurs in the form of cretinism. Iodine deficiency is one of the most common causes for this condition. Other causes are postpartum thyroiditis and hereditary factor.
There are traditional medicine drugs used for treating hypothyroidism, but sometimes they do not suit everybody or they do not energize a person nor give her enough vitality to cure fully. There are alternative remedies found in nature which help relieve the symptoms of hypothyroidism and improve the functioning of the gland. Various capsules, powders and teas are made of dried extracts of herbs, but also glycerin extracts are made such as alcohol extracts. Herbs do not offer cure for hypothyroidism, but they improve the state of the body. However, a person should always consult a doctor before starting any form of treatment.
One of the most commonly used herbs is bladderwrack. Its features improve thyroid function because it is full of iodine. However, hypothyroidism of the modern world is not caused by iodine deficiency but by stress, so the doctor must be consulted before using bladderwrack. Forskohlii is a second herb used for thyroid gland stimulation and production of thyroid hormone. Although it is safe and cannot worsen the condition of hypothyroidism, a person should ask a certified doctor or a pharmacist about the dosage and use of this herb. Since it is a common phenomenon that people with hypothyroidism also have high cholesterol, several herbs help lower the cholesterol and thus improve the general health of the person. One of these herbs is flax seed. It is rich in an essential fatty acid called alpha-linoleic acid. This acid helps improve cholesterol. Besides flax seed, hawthorn also helps lower cholesterol by removing bad cholesterol from the blood. Natural thyroid supplement thyax establishes the balance of nutrients required for the thyroid gland to function properly. Although a person provides her body with all the necessary nutrients, it still needs help for using them in thyroid-related chemical reactions, and that is exactly what thyax provides. It adjusts changes of metabolism and nutrient intake caused by the thyroid gland which is not functioning properly. Its ingredients are tyrosine, zinc, phenylalanine, iodine, selenium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, and folic acid.