Function of the Thyroid Gland
The thyroid gland is the largest gland in the human neck
It is located at the front of the neck (anterior) under the muscle layers
The thyroid gland is placed in a way that it assimilates the shape of a butterfly. This is visualised as the left and right thyroid lobes (butterfly wings) which wrap around the trachea.
The thyroid gland is located just under the larynx.
The function of the thyroid gland is to regulate the body’s metabolism by taking iodine and converting it into two thyroid hormones called thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).
Thyroid cells are exclusive in that they are the only cells in the body capable of absorbing iodine.
Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for the regulation of its metabolism.
The thyroid gland is under the control of the pituitary gland
More T4 than T3 is released by the thyroid gland, but it is turned into T3 by tissues in the body, using zinc and selenium-dependent enzymes.
Vital roles in the regulation of the body’s metabolic rate, and oxygen usage of most cells in the body. T3 regulates heart rate, muscle strength, digestion, brain development and bone maintenance. T3 levels are decreased by inadequate dietary iodine/selenium / zinc, by auto-immune damage to the thyroid gland or by obesity / recurrent dieting / mental or physical stress/inflammation (cause T4 to be converted to reverse T3 instead of T3). Increased Reverse T3 blocks and inactivates the T3 receptor.
Thyroxine’s vital role is in heart function, metabolism, digestion, brain development, bone health and muscular strength. In the bloodstream thyroxine is converted into an active form of triiodothyronine.
Regulated by the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) plays a part in the production of thyroxine and triiodthyronine by stimulating the thyroid gland.
Thyroid Gland Disease and Hormone Deficiency
Thyroid disease is fivefold more common in women, and up to 20% of 60+ yo women have some degree of lowered T3 levels (hypothyroidism).
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weakness, un-refreshing sleep, low body temperature, cold sensitivity, weight gain which can’t be lost, decreased intestinal movement (indigestion, nausea, vomiting, constipation), dry/course skin/hair, menstrual irregularities, depression, brain fog, poor memory.
Signs include increased Low Density Lipoprotein / blood pressure / homocysteine / C-Reactive Protein.
Thyreogen thyroid extract Peptide Bio Regulator
THYREOGEN is a natural peptide bioregulator extracted from the thyroid gland of young animals. It is used to regulate, restore and protect the function of the endocrine system. It prevents from the dysfunction of the thyroid gland, thus preventing metabolic disorders, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. It works by acting directly to the DNA of the thyroid gland, stimulating repair and regenerative processes, which provide the working optimum level of the whole endocrine system. It is highly effective in preventing autoimmune nervous system disorders in women older 50 years old who enter the menopause period (discomfort, headache, weakness, mental impairment).
INDICATION FOR USE
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
INSTRUCTION FOR USE
Active substance: peptide complex A-2 (peptides of the thyroid gland)
Excipients: microcrystalline cellulose (E460), beetroot sugar, lactose, starch, Tween-80
Recommendations for use for adults: 1-2 capsules 1-2 times a day with meals. Duration: 1 month. Repeat every 3-6 months.