Up to 74% of American’s have thyroid issues. Some of these issues are associated with not getting enough vitamins and minerals to optimize thyroid function. Many people who turn to weight training, cardio, or other exercise find themselves not losing additional weight and having other symptoms such as:
Fatigue Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Dry skin Unexplained weight gain Puffy face Hoarseness Muscle weakness Elevated blood cholesterol level Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods Thinning hair Slowed heart rate Depression Impaired memory
I get questions from clients all the time wondering what they should do about optimizing their thyroid function. Here are my suggestions.
1. Talk to your doctor: Your doctor draw some blood and check your thyroid levels. If there is any medical concern about these levels, the doctor may refer you to an endocrinologist or get an ultrasound of the thyroid. Many people take prescriptions such as Synthroid.
2. Eat more table salt: Iodine is the most likely cause of thyroid issues in the US. Iodine is an essential mineral that helps regulate your thyroid. Although sodium has a bad reputation for good reason, table salt includes Iodine. Note: most sea salts do not contain Iodine.
3. Supplements: There are a few supplements out there that will help optimize thyroid function. My favorite is Thyro-Drive by 1st Phorm. This supplement has chromium, guggulsterones, amino acids, raspberry ketones, cayenne pepper extract, and more to help regulate your thyroid naturally. Right now you can buy Thyro-Drive and 1-DB Goddess or 1-DB Overdrive in a combo pack for 79.99 with free shipping. This saves you around $25.00. Click here to check this out!
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Lift Heavy My Friends,
Dustin Holston Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist Twitter: @nutritiontrain Facebook: www.facebook.com/Nutritionandpersonaltraining Email: Nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com