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Thyroid Stimulators

The Thyroid regulates the body’s metabolism through the production of the hormones Thyroxine (T-4) and Triiodothronine (T-3).  When the Thyroid does not produce enough of these hormones, the Thyroid becomes Hypoactive and slows the metabolism down which leads to weight gain.  Conversely, when the Thyroid produces an excess amount of these hormones, it becomes Hyperactive and increases the metabolism which will lead to weight loss.

Thyroid Stimulators:

Guggul- An extract from the Mukul tree native to India. The two active ingredients Z-guggulsterone and E-guggulsterone stimulate the thyroid to increase the body’s metabolic rate.  They also stimulate the liver to metabolize LDL (bad) cholesterol, lowering the levels in the bloodstream.

Forskohlii Extract-or forskolin stimulates AMP, a signaling molecule that works to transfer the effects of hormones through the cell membranes. It activates an enzyme lipase, which helps to break down fatty acid stores to be used by the muscles and other cells as an energy source.

Ashwaganda root extract-also called “Indian Ginseng” has been used more than 3,000 years as an antioxidant. The ingredient Withanolides increases stamina and stimulates thyroid activity.

Bauhinia purpurea-a tree native to India and Southeast Asia, where the ingredients are made from the gum of the bark.  Studies have shown that it supports the healthy regulation of the thyroid hormone.

Since these stimulators affect the Endocrine System, it is strongly recommended to consult a Physician or Endocrinologist.