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We put on weight when we regularly consume more calories than we use through our normal bodily functions or expend during our daily physical activities. Unfortunately, losing weight by eating fewer calories and burning more energy is easier said than done. Many of our lifestyle habits make it difficult to shake those extra pounds. When we are stressed, it’s easy to reach for the sugary pick-me-up, or skip out on a few extra hours of much needed sleep. When we have had a long day at work, settling in on the sofa for a few hours of tv may be a much more attractive option than getting to the gym. Even if we are motivated to eat healthier, many foods that are labelled as “low-fat” at the supermarket are actually full of added sugars. A combination of many lifestyle choices are necessary for our general wellbeing and weight management. These include getting enough physical activity, cooking healthy and nutritious food, getting a good night’s sleep, and minimising the stressors in our life.
However, there may be other reasons that we find it difficult to lose weight, including a slow metabolism. Our metabolism may be slowed as a result of the normal aging process, but it may also be due to an underactive thyroid. In this blog, we will discuss broadly what the function of the thyroid is and AOR’s Thyro Support™, which is designed to help support weight management by supporting healthy thyroid function.
The thyroid is an endocrine gland in your neck that produces the hormones T3 and T4, which are active and inactive, respectively. These hormones are released into the blood stream and broadly speaking influence the activity of all cells and tissues in our body. In other words, T3 and T4 regulate the speed at which the cells of the body work. When our thyroid is overactive and producing excessive amounts of hormone, we develop a condition called hyperthyroidism. When our thyroid is underactive, our body’s metabolism slows down and we develop a condition termed hypothyroidism.
Some symptoms of an underactive thyroid in addition to weight gain may include fatigue, constipation, oversensitivity to the cold, dry skin, brittle nails, coarse hair, and low mood.
What is Thyro Support™?
The ingredients in Thyro Support™ provide the raw materials for the production of thyroid hormones, and aid in healthy thyroid function. These ingredients include the amino acid tyrosine, herbs Coleus forskohlii and Bacopa monnieri, and the essential minerals iodine, zinc, copper, and selenium.
For anyone who has tried to lose weight, we know that it can be a difficult process. There may be a number of lifestyle habits that need to be altered before you will see results. One reason that you may not be losing weight is because of slowed metabolism due to an underactive thyroid. Thyro Support™ is a formulation of herbs and minerals, which effectively supporta healthy thyroid and in turn support healthy weight management.