What Causes Reverse T3

What is T3? T3 (Triiodothyronine), is the most active thyroid hormone, that gives you energy throughout the day, and is created by the body’s conversion of T4 (Thyroxine). This is why doctors will often prescribe a T4 only medication (e.g. Levothyroxine) for patients who are hypothyroid, because the T4 will be converted to T3 by the body which in turn alleviates the symptoms of hypothyroidism. However, not everyone’s body works perfectly, and some people do not convert T4 into T3 effectively, and instead create an inactive form of T3, known as Reverse T3 (RT3). High levels of RT3 can cause real issues with the thyroid and energy levels as it actually blocks the T3 that our body needs and relies on to feel good. What Causes Reverse T3? There are many things in life which can cause our bodies to create RT3, however some of the most common causes are stress, inflammation, and very low carb

By |2020-08-13T10:28:30-05:00August 12th, 2020|Hormones, Thyroid, Thyrovanz|Comments Off on What Causes Reverse T3

Thyroid Nodules: Should We be Concerned?

Thyroid nodules are extremely common, although most people who develop them will be unaware of their presence. For some however, thyroid nodules can be a sign of a serious health issue. What are thyroid nodules, and when should we be concerned about them enough to seek treatment? Thyroid nodules are hard lumps which occur on the thyroid gland, behind the Adams apple and can contain fluid. They are often discovered during a medical exam, or when noticeable symptoms occur, like pain, discomfort in the throat, swelling, or difficulty swallowing or breathing. Although most thyroid nodules are benign growths, others can affect thyroid hormone production (Thyroxine), or even develop into cancer. For this reason, it is important to take any changes in the thyroid seriously and seek treatment if necessary. What are the symptoms of thyroid nodules? One of the most common symptoms of thyroid nodules, is a slight swelling of the neck. This can also be

By |2020-07-08T09:18:41-05:00July 8th, 2020|Health, Hormones, Thyroid|Comments Off on Thyroid Nodules: Should We be Concerned?

How Stress Can Affect Your Thyroid

For people that need to take thyroid medication or supplementation, it can be difficult to stay on a consistent dose as there are many things in life that can affect how our thyroid functions, and just how much additional, supplementary thyroid we need. One of the most common factors affecting our thyroid function is stress. But how does stress affect the thyroid, and what can we do about it? How stress affects your body For many people, 2020 has been a rather stressful year so far, and this can affect how your body functions in many ways. And aside from feeling more anxious, stress can cause many, very real physical affects in your body. For example, stress can cause metabolic changes and make it easier to put on weight and harder to lose. Stress can raise your blood pressure and even lead to heartbeat irregularity. Stress can lower your immune system and make you more

By |2020-06-12T09:07:59-05:00June 9th, 2020|Health, Hormones, Thyroid|Comments Off on How Stress Can Affect Your Thyroid

Will delays and Shortages Continue?

The disruption to the world economy from COVID-19 restrictions is set to continue despite the gradual lifting of restrictions in some locations. The effect these restrictions have had (and will continue to have) on the supply of goods is so extreme it is hard to quantify as nothing similar has happened in recent history. It is also reasonable to expect that there will be shortages of many goods we rely on, including supplements and medications. Delays Orders heading outside the US are severely delayed to most destinations, some taking longer than 8 weeks, and there are 111 countries right now that USPS cannot deliver to at all. FedEx is still the most reliable option as they have their own network of planes, but they have also restricted the number of destinations they will deliver to, and increased prices. Shortages Will there be shortages of essential goods? The short answer is yes. The goods that we see

By |2020-05-18T13:53:54-05:00May 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Will delays and Shortages Continue?

Can taking Thyrovanz affect TSH?

The TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is by far the most common thyroid test and is often used to diagnose hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or to make decisions regarding thyroid treatment. However TSH results can be affected by a number of things, including taking a natural thyroid glandular like Thyrovanz. The range for TSH is considered normal between 0.4 and 4.0 milliunits per liter (mU/L) depending on the lab used. Levels above this can lead to a diagnosis of hypothyroidism, and levels below this can be an indication of hyperthyroidism. However when taking a natural thyroid glandular like Thyrovanz at optimal levels, TSH will generally become suppressed, i.e below range. The reason for this is that the body is receiving an outside source of thyroid hormones, and this sends a signal to the pituitary gland (which produces TSH) to lower TSH output as there is already enough thyroid in the system. How can I obtain accurate results if TSH

By |2020-04-14T22:36:54-05:00April 12th, 2020|Hormones, Thyroid, Thyrovanz|Comments Off on Can taking Thyrovanz affect TSH?

Should You Avoid Gluten? Your Thyroid Says YES!

There are many reasons to be wary of modern gluten, but is going gluten free best for your thyroid? Most of us are aware that people who suffer from celiac disease must avoid gluten as eating it can cause a severe (even fatal) reaction. There is also an increasing awareness of how gluten can affect the thyroid, and those with an auto-immune thyroid disorder. In this article we’ll look at why this is and the benefits of avoiding gluten altogether. Humans have eaten gluten containing foods like wheat, barley, and rye for thousands for years and for the most part it has sustained us pretty well. That is until modern farming and hybridization radically changed the grains we eat into something very different, and made many people sick in the process. Many people experience this as gluten sensitivity and symptoms can range anywhere from a mild stomach upset to chronic inflammation, heart palpitations, and severe

By |2020-01-29T14:48:26-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Health, Hormones, Thyroid|Comments Off on Should You Avoid Gluten? Your Thyroid Says YES!

A Guide to Buying Natural Thyroid Online

Taking natural thyroid is different to other supplements. You can skip taking your B-complex for a week, no problem but try this with your thyroid supplement and all hell breaks loose. Your body has become accustomed to the extra thyroid and going up or down in your dose requires careful management. Running out unexpectedly can be extremely stressful, and for this reason it is very important to plan ahead and stay in control of your dose. When ordering a natural thyroid supplement online like Thyrovanz, there are some extra considerations to keep in mind – primarily these are 1) When to place an order, and 2) What are the potential issues receiving an order. When should I re-order? USA – Most customers living in the US will receive their Thyrovanz order within a week (some even a few days) as all shipments are sent from New Jersey. However, weekends, Federal holidays, and postal delays can all

By |2019-11-14T12:32:50-06:00October 7th, 2019|News, Thyroid, Thyrovanz|4 Comments

Is Keto Good for Your Thyroid?

In recent years the number of health advocates promoting low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets have exploded, offering simple ways to lose weight, reduce inflammation, and control blood sugar. But are low carb and keto diets good for people who have a thyroid condition like Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s? The short answer is no, but let’s look at why this is. For a long time, we were told that carbs were good and to avoid saturated fat as this lead to disease. But as saturated fat consumption went down and chronic disease rates skyrocketed, it became clear that the science on this was wrong and consumption of the right fats was actually good for you, and perhaps the over consumption of carbs, especially sugar was more of an issue. While there is a large degree of truth in this, the current trend of cutting almost all carbs from the diet is presenting a new set of problems. Drastically

By |2019-11-14T12:32:58-06:00September 2nd, 2019|Health, Hormones, Nutrition|9 Comments

How Thyrovanz Works

As with any natural thyroid supplement, there are many different ways to take your dose and often this means trial and error until you find what works best. The first thing to know is that Thyrovanz will take at least 4 hours+ to peak in your system and will have a gradually diminishing effect for days afterwards. With this in mind it is often best to make dosage increases very slowly as the full effect of these changes can take about a week to be realized. In addition to this, as the natural thyroid dose is increasing, the body is also adjusting its own TSH output (usually down) in response to the additional source of thyroid hormone, and when these two factors are combined the time-frame for adjustment can stretch into weeks. Being patient and prepared to make small changes is often the best approach to establishing the right dose. The other benefit to making small

By |2019-11-14T12:33:03-06:00August 21st, 2019|Hormones, Thyrovanz|5 Comments

Why B-Vitamins Are So Important

You may have heard of both B6 and B12, but did you know that there are 8 B-Vitamins in total? vitamin B is most commonly used to help increase energy, although it plays a significant role in the body's metabolic and brain function. Taking B-Vitamins regularly can drastically improve your overall health by ensuring your body is working properly at all times. Types of Vitamin B With eight main types of vitamin B, it is important to know the difference when choosing a B complex or vitamin regimen that is right for you. The following includes all of the B-Vitamins used to help improve the health of various areas of the body: B1 (Thiamin) B2 (Riboflavin) B3 (Niacin) B5 (Pantothenic Acid) B6 (Pyridoxine) B7 (Biotin) B9 (Folate) B12 (Methylcobalamin) Signs and Symptoms of a Vitamin B Deficiency If you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, it may be time to talk to

By |2019-11-14T12:33:09-06:00August 3rd, 2019|Health, Nutrition|3 Comments
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