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Can the thyroid affect women’s health, read more to find out if the thyroid has an impact on women’s health. †
How does the thyroid affect women’s health?
Thyroid health absolutely effects women’s health! In general women are more likely to be diagnosed with thyroid issues. 1 in 8 women will be affected by thyroid disorders. This means we can’t have a series about thyroid without talking about how it specifically affects women. While it is important to address the underlying thyroid issue, certain supplements have been found in studies to support female health.†
Recommended Supplements, Vitamins, & Herbs
Menstruation can be affected by thyroid health in different ways. Thyroid dysfunction can delay or speed up both puberty and menopause. It can also cause menstrual cycles to become irregular, or even stop all together. Thyroid dysfunction can also cause the cycles to become heavier or lighter than normal. Studies show, ovulation can be inhibited by thyroid disorders leading to problems with fertility. (1) Supplements that have been found to help with women’s health can include DIM (2) and Calcium-D-Glucarate † (3)
Check out InViteⓇ Health supplements Indole 3 Carbinol with DIM, Colon HxⓇ . †
Every woman knows that post menopause, bone health is a very real concern. This is because any changes in thyroid hormones can affect the balance of bone dissolution and replacement; because thyroid hormones control bone metabolism. Studies show that in people with hypothyroidism, bone formation is slowed by up to 50%! Hyperthyroidism can cause rapid bone loss and a decrease in the quality of any new bone that is formed. (4) They go on to show that Levothyroxine in post-menopausal women with hypothyroidism have a decrease in bone density. (5) What does this mean? Due to the fact that the thyroid controls the balance of bone production and absorption, it is important for post-menopausal women to be proactive with their bone health. Studies show certain nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin D3, K and collagen are important to increase bone density.† (6)
Check out InViteⓇ Health bone health category you can find the nutrients from the study I previously mentioned, and other products like Bone Powder, Calplex HxⓇ and strontium! The best way to determine what’s right for you is by working with a nutritionist. †
Having too much or too little thyroid hormone can cause hair loss. T3/T4 affect hair development. Unlike other causes of hair loss, thyroid disorders cause hair loss all over the scalp rather than in discrete areas. It is important to note, people with a thyroid disorder due to auto immune issues, are often prone to other autoimmune disorders such as Alopecia aerate. However, in the case of Alopecia, the hair loss that results is discrete and often circular areas of hair. (7) This is important because postmenopausal women tend to have hair loss. Because estrogen and progesterone is decreased, it leads to an increase in androgens. This causes hair to grow slowly and the hair follicles to shrink; causing the existing hair to fall out. (8) Working with the underlying thyroid condition can help the hair loss long term. Studies show green tea can help improve hair growth and hair follicle health. † (9)
Collagen is one of the building blocks for so many parts of us that there are no studies showing that it helps build hair! (10) Topically, Apple Cider Vinegar, has been found to help stimulate hair growth. (11)
See InViteⓇ Health supplements Collagen HxⓇ , Dr. Pressman Collagex HA, Collagen 3000 tablets, and our Green Tea Tx™ or the Green Tea HxⓇ . We also have a fantastic line of hair care products including Hair and stimulant treatment, which contains Apple cider vinegar.†
Other concerns for women include mood swings and depression. It is well documented that menopausal women experience depression and anxiety. Thyroid disorders often have symptoms of depression and anxiety as well. (12) What does that mean? As women, we are already more likely to develop depression and anxiety. For someone with a thyroid condition, this increases the risk. Please speak to an InViteⓇ nutritionist to create a protocol to help with these issues.†
As I previously mentioned, it is important to work with the underlying thyroid issue. The suggested supplements can support thyroid health. Next week is our last blog on thyroid! I will be talking about how thyroid issues affect weight. †
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InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.
My wife and I habitually get up early in the morning, around 5 or 5:30. On the weekend, we sleep in until about 6 or 6:15. We have our little routine. We get up, we chat a little bit, I brew coffee and we take care of the two dogs. We watch a little news and check the weather, then I go exercise.†
I have a recumbent bike up in the bedroom. I ride the bike for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how much time I have any given morning. I do a lot of stretching, as well as pushups and weight lifting, so it’s a nice morning workout.†
After that, I have my morning concoction. It’s a health blend made up of several powders that I mix together. For me, the best time to take it is after exercise.†
Why your body needs this concoction
With age, we have this natural loss of tissue, strength and even memory functions. This concoction addresses everything in my body. It’s not my vitamins. I take my vitamins and other more obscure supplements later with my breakfast.†
When you hit 50 or so, you really want to know about this blend. When we hit our mid-20s, our collagen production begins to decline. That’s an issue because this is the second most common ingredient in the human body. 67% of your joint cartilage is collagen, 70% of your skin is collagen and most of the tissue in your hair and nails is collagen. Your bone is 36% collagen and collagen also makes up the blood-brain barrier that keeps toxins out of the brain. With age, as your body makes less collagen, your body suffers. If you take collagen, it helps rebuild your bones, safeguard the health of your joints and supports your hair, skin and nails.†
With age, we also make less of the peptides that make our ligaments and tendons, so they tend to stiffen, dry out and develop microtears. This is the most common injury in aging people because they cannot maintain the structure of these tissues.†
We go through a situation with age which is called sarcopenia, where we have an age-related drop in muscle and strength. Nobody wants that because nobody wants to fall down and break their hip or hit their head. If you have more muscle, that doesn’t happen, plus you’re stronger and you survive better.†
The important nutrients found in my morning concoction
One way I push back on aging is by taking a scoop of Collagex HA. This formula provides collagen, as well as glucosamine and hyaluronic acid. Collagex HA is addressing my bones, my skin, my joints, my hair, my nails and my spinal tissue.†
Then I add a scoop of Flex HxⓇ. Flex HxⓇ is engineered to help with your ligaments and tendons. This formulation has the peptides specific for ligaments and tendons, otherwise you can end up with golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow.†
I also take Active HxⓇ, which is beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB). We used to say that you should take whey protein for your muscles, and it’s still a great option, but researchers have found that it’s the branched-chain amino acid leucine that is important because it turns into HMB. This helps prevent muscle loss in older people.†
I add half a scoop of Bone Powder to my morning health concoction to provide my body with the nutrients needed to engineer bone. Finally, I top it off with a scoop of Cocoa HxⓇ. This is real chocolate that offers support for the brain. That’s my morning concoction and I strongly recommend it for older people who want to maintain their health.†
In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. shares his morning routine for keeping his body functioning as he ages. He discusses the different ways the human body can change with age and provides the recipe for his daily morning concoction, made with InViteⓇ Health products.†
- Why does collagen production decline with age?
- The role of ligaments and tendons
- Research on HMB
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