Thyroid disorders are more common than you think
One in fifty women in the UK have Hypothyroidism and doctors believe the rate is much higher with many remaining undiagnosed.
The majority of sufferers are women aged 40 to 50. Only one in a thousand men have the condition.
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is another term for an under-active thyroid. This means that your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones.
The hormones released by the gland travel through your bloodstream. They have an impact on nearly every part of your body including the heart, brain, muscles and skin.
If your thyroid isn’t working properly, you’ll soon start to feel pretty rubbish.
- Rapid weight gain
- Unusually sensitive to the cold
If you have any of these symptoms, you should seek medical advice because it could be indicative of a thyroid disorder.
The thyroid depends on Iodine to make hormones. The Iodine in your body makes up less that 0.0001 percent of your total body weight, but the thyroid cannot do its job without this trace mineral.
Where can you get Iodine?
The NHS published a study regarding the potential benefits of iodine supplementation during pregnancy. The article was based on research carried out at two separate universities. It indicates that mild to moderate iodine deficiency is common in pregnant women.
In fact, a different study by the British Thyroid Foundation suggested that many people in the UK are iodine deficient. They even go as far as to say that a lack of iodine worldwide is the most prevalent cause of a preventable impairment of the mind.
Kelp (seaweed) contains many amazing minerals, but Iodine is the most important for thyroid sufferers. It supports the metabolism and normal thyroid function.
This amazing seaweed also offers many other health benefits:
- Kelp has been shown to contain 46 minerals, 16 amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and 11 different vitamins.
- It is an alkaline food and therefore an essential part of maintaining acid base balance in the body and an effective component in a healthy acid-alkaline diet.
- Kelp is anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating.
So many reasons why a kelp supplement should be on your shopping list.
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