Most people are familiar with the thyroid gland, but not everyone understands what role the thyroid gland plays in overall health and wellness.
Therefore, before jumping head first into the benefits of my new product Accelerated Thyroid, and before outlining how Accelerated Thyroid compares to other thyroid supplements, let’s first explore the importance of the thyroid gland.
What does the Thyroid Gland Actually do?
“The thyroid gland secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. The main hormone is Thyroxine (T4). Thyroid hormones act throughout the body, influencing metabolism, growth, development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development.” Credit, WEbMD
What we can take from this definition of the thyroid gland is that its functioning is crucial when it comes to maintaining your overall health.
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland secretes too much T4. (high levels)
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland secretes too little T4. (low levels)
How do we know what our T4 Levels are?
Aha, did you happen to read my article on Iodine Blood Test Accuracy Facts? In this article, I explain why Iodine Tests don’t work and discuss thyroid levels, including T4, at length.
You can also take a moment to watch the video below where I talk about this very subject.
Why Take Thyroid Supplements?
You may have received blood test results that show “normal” thyroid levels, or perhaps the results show high or low thyroid levels, and you have been given synthetic thyroid treatments to bring the levels back to normal. The problem is, that your overall health is not being addressed, just the thyroid hormone levels. Balancing just these reported thyroid levels won’t necessarily improve your overall health.
Thyroid supplements are designed to not only naturally support thyroid function, but to support the entire endocrine system (of which the thyroid gland is part of.)
Can I take Accelerated Thyroid® if I am taking Armour Thyroid or Nature Throid?
If you are taking the thyroid glandular like Armour thyroid or Nature Throid, which has a specific concentration of T3 and T4 added to them, and you take too much of these types of glandulars, the body is getting too large of a dose of hormones. As a result, the thyroid gland itself does not have to produce as much of these hormones and can go weak from not working as hard everyday. Just as if you were running 10 miles a day and took a week break, you would not be at the level as you were before. Some people’s thyroid is already so weak, that as soon as they take thyroid glandulars containing hormones, their thyroid tanks out.
Now, Accelerated Thyroid® does not contain high amounts of T3 and T4, as we are using thyroid Glandular in our product and not Desiccated Thyroid which contains large amounts of thyroid hormones.
So, it is extremely unlikely that our product would cause hypothyroid in someone like this, and in actuality, everything in the formula is there to support the thyroid and bring it back into proper function. This is what makes the Accelerated Thyroid® formula so special.
Additionally, it only contains 100 mg per dose of thyroid glandular which is completely different than taking a 100mg of Armour or Nature Thyroid.
Our Glandular contains enzymes, proteins, pro-hormones or the precursors to thyroid hormones, nutrients and other cofactors like RNA. These enzymes and precursor hormones and proteins in Accelerated Thyroid® is designed to allow the person’s own thyroid to manufacture their own thyroid hormones better, to strengthen their thyroid as well as to cleanse it so that their own thyroid works as intended.
This is what makes this product so different than anything out there because not only does it contain the Ayurvedic Kanchnara Guggulu thyroid remedy to cleanse and support the thyroid, but we have added Tyrosiine, an amino acid that the thyroid needs in order to manufacture it’s own hormones as well as Threonine which also helps the body convert fat into hormones.
Additionally, the added thyroid Glandular imprints the herbs and amino acids to direct these herbs and aminos to the thyroid by energetically passing on the thyroid “healthy” pattern to these herbs.
Does Accelerated Thyroid contain T2, T3, and T4?
No, Thyroid Glandular does not contain active T3 or T4 but does contain RNA which is used to heal the gland.
To know how a thyroid glandular supplement works, you need to understand about the two thyroid hormones, T3 and T4.
T4 is the predominant hormone produced by the thyroid. It contains the amino acid tyrosine with 4 molecules of iodine attached. T4 is weakly active and is converted to the highly active T3.
T3 looks like T4 except that it has 3 molecules of iodine attached to tyrosine.
What is the Endocrine System
The endocrine system is essentially the hormone system. The endocrine system is made up of:
- Organ and tissue receptors
Made up of every hormone in the human body, the endocrine system regulates all biological processes in the body from the moment of conception through adulthood and into old age. This includes brain development, the development of the nervous system, the growth and function of the reproductive system, blood sugar levels, and metabolism.
Major parts of the endocrine system are the ovaries, testes, and pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands.
Why we need Extra Support for the Endocrine System
By supporting overall endocrine health we are providing support to the entire glandular system (not just the thyroid). This added support helps our entire glandular system and hormones to start working synergistically together resulting in a boost to our overall physical and mental health.
By taking treatment just for the thyroid gland and T4, we are leaving out all other components of the endocrine system. Typical thyroid supplements fail to support the entire endocrine system.
Accelerated Thyroid® vs Other Thyroid Supplements
Accelerated Thyroid® combines ancient herbal wisdom with advanced glandular therapy, formulated to support the endocrine system holistically.
This is the only thyroid supplement available to combine two different thyroid supplementary formulas into one, and then to be enhanced with Scalar Frequencies for advanced healing.
This advanced formula is the only thyroid supplement available to combine two different thyroid supplementary formulas into one.
These two natural thyroid formulas combine to synergize their effectiveness, as well as to save customers money from having to purchase two separate formulations. We then added additional ingredients to enhance not just thyroid health but overall physical and mental health.
What makes Accelerated Thyroid® different from other Thyroid Supplements and Kanchnara-Based Formulations?
Most Ayurvedic herbal companies have taken the original Kanchnara formula Baishajya Guru, or Medicine Buddha created, and have adjusted and diluted the ingredients in order to save money.
The two main ingredients are Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate) and Guggul ( Commiphora Mukul). These ingredients must be in the right ratios to have the healing effect intended by the Master Herbalist that created this formula.
Traditional Ayurvedic Uses of Kanchnara
- Hypothyroidism and also Hyperthyroidism
- Thyroid cysts or nodules
- Cervical lymphadenitis
- Liver cysts
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Skin diseases
- Piles and fistulas
- Uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis as well as BPH because of their ability to break down fatty accumulations in the body.
There are many more traditional uses for Kanchnara, in addition to helping draw toxins out of the body by cleansing the lymph system. Furthermore, Kanchnara is one of the only herbal formulas known to be able to dissolve thyroid nodules.
It is truly a miracle formula that must be taken consistently every day to see results from stubborn health challenges.
Kanchnara Benefits As Per Ayurveda
Kanchnara Guggulu helps to balance the excess Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water) in the body. It helps to reduce or break down the deep-seated Kapha (Water), supports the optimal circulation of blood, and supports the elimination of toxins from the body.
Energetic Properties of Kanchnara
- Rasa (Taste): Bitter, Astringent, Sweet, Pungent
- Guna (Quality): Dry, Light
- Virya (Action): Heating
- Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent
Primary Benefits of Kanchnara According to Ayurveda
- Helps to maintain healthy glandular functions.
- Helps to maintain the healthy functioning of thyroid glands.
- Supports detoxification and rejuvenation.
- Helps to check extra internal & external growth.
- Helps to maintain healthy functioning of glands secretion.
Why is Kanchnara in Accelerated Thyroid® better than the rest of the competition?
1. We use only organic herbs in our formulas.
2. We use only concentrated extracts.
3. Our Kanchnara follows the exact formula percentages as written by the herbal master that created this formula hundreds of years ago.
Accelerated Thyroid® Master Herbalist Formula
Freeze Dried Thyroid Glandular
To this Master formula, a small amount of Thyroid Glandular is added to supply the thyroid with additional support.
We have found that most people need a little extra thyroid glandular extract to keep the thyroid and the metabolism of the body working at their optimum level.
Each dose of Accelerated Thyroid supplies 100mg of Freeze Dried Thyroid Glandular extract per three capsules which is the recommended dosage. This allows one to have the ability to scale up a little or scale down incrementally depending on the customer’s needs.
Tyrosine is one of the 20 amino acids that the body uses to make proteins and hormones. The body needs the amino acid Tyrosine for many functions.
Tyrosine is especially important in thyroid performance, and a lack of L-Tyrosine in the diet can create hypothyroid conditions.
Amino acids and specifically L-Tyrosine are responsible for the structure of proteins in the body. It is required for the body to produce such important neurotransmitters as L-dopa, epinephrine, and the body’s natural feel-good dopamine.
Without adequate amounts of Tyrosine in the body, depression and other common symptoms of an underactive thyroid known as hypothyroid become more prominent.
Tyrosine works in conjunction with iodine to produce thyroxine, the main thyroid hormone. Along with the known benefits of L-Tyrosine and underactive thyroid performance, L-Tyrosine is necessary for the production of skin pigment (melanin) as well as healthy, strong hair and hair color. L-Tyrosine is also a necessary ingredient for adrenal and pituitary function.
The most common reason for taking L-Tyrosine supplements is for thyroid function. When taking L-Tyrosine for thyroid function, it is helpful to take Acceleradine iodine as well as they work in tandem to create our thyroid hormone T4, Thyroxine.
The Guggul in this formula then helps to convert the T4 into T3 (triiodothyronine), the active thyroid hormone.
L-Tyrosine supports the adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary glands. Effects of L-tyrosine supplementation are most apparent during periods of stress. Tyrosine can reduce the levels of stress hormones and alleviate the presentations of stress such as fatigue and cognitive decline. We already said that tyrosine forms the backbone of many hormones and this is also true of the thyroid hormone, T4 which is the most abundant thyroid hormone in your body.
This entire process starts with both tyrosine and iodine and both of these nutrients are critical for the creation of thyroid hormone.
Deficiencies in one, or both, can result in disordered thyroid hormone production and metabolism.
Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that your body can produce from other amino acids, but iodine MUST also be taken in order for it to work.
There are several studies that show that using L-Tyrosine may actually help reduce the negative consequences of stress on the body. We can attempt to figure out why this happens through some basic physiology:
We know that Tyrosine forms the backbone for the adrenal hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones are secreted when your body is under perceived stress and mediated, in part, through the hormone cortisol. The more stress that you are under, the more your body will produce these hormones. This may lead to a situation in which your body becomes “depleted” of the precursors required to create these hormones. When this happens you may start to experience the symptoms of adrenal fatigue such as extreme fatigue, the sensation of feeling wired but tired, weight gain, and sleep problems.
The idea behind using L-Tyrosine, in this situation, is that you are providing your body with the necessary building blocks to produce more of these hormones which may “increase” your stress resilience. Studies have shown that using L-tyrosine may improve your cognition (reduce brain fog) and help reduce the symptoms of depression as well.
Furthermore, both the thyroid gland and adrenal gland interact with one another. As one system starts to fade or become dysregulated, it can bring the other system down as well.
Tyrosine is an extremely important ingredient in this formulation and works synergistically with all the other ingredients as well as being the precursor amino acid to so many important hormones in the body.
Threonine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in regulating protein balance in the body. Because it’s considered an “essential amino acid,” that means the body doesn’t synthesize the amino acid, so we need to eat foods high in threonine to obtain it.
Benefits of L-Threonine include:
✔️ Helps Prevent Fatty Liver
Threonine prevents fat buildup in the liver. It does this by regulating fat metabolism and facilitating lipotropic function.
Lipotropic compounds work to break down fat during metabolism, and without the amino acids threonine, methionine and aspartic acid, this wouldn’t be possible. Threonine deficiency can lead to fatty liver and even liver failure.
An animal study published in the American Journal of Physiology found that Threonine-deficient diets increase mitochondrial uncoupling in the liver. This means that diets lacking quality protein foods that provide essential amino acids can lead to cell malfunction and the buildup of fats in the liver.
✔️ Accelerates Wound Healing
Threonine is needed for the proper production of collagen, which is required for connective tissue formation and wound healing.
✔️ Strong Connective Tissue & Bones
Threonine is essential for the formation and maintenance of strong, healthy connective tissue. Other than water, collagen is the most prevalent substance in the body. It is literally everywhere inside us, strengthening our skin, bones, muscles, lines arteries, and digestive tract.
Threonine is necessary for healthy collagen because it is the precursor to two other amino acids — serine and glycine — that make up collagen. Additionally, it helps to speed the healing of wounds and broken bones.
✔️ Immune Support
The immune system needs threonine in order to produce antibodies. The central nervous system also requires a lot of it, which it may help fend off certain types of depression.
Furthermore, the thymus is a small gland that sits by your collar bones and it makes T lymphocytes (T-cells), which fight off infection. The thymus uses threonine to make T-cells.
✔️ Mood support
One of the first signs of Threonine deficiency is sudden, severe mood swings and irritability. Other symptoms include confusion, digestive problems, and fatty liver.
As with most things, you can find a variety of supplements of threonine, but the L-form is the only one that occurs in nature and the only one you should consider taking as a supplement.
✔️ Strengthens Digestion
Threonine protects your digestive tract by producing a mucus layer that covers the digestive tract. The mucus provides a necessary barrier that keeps digestive enzymes from eating through your intestines.
Studies have shown that low levels of threonine in animals result in digestive problems and lower immune function, and researchers believe this is due to a poor-quality mucus barrier in the gut. Insufficient threonine may also cause Leaky Gut where allergens such as gluten are able to pass into the bloodstream and cause allergies.
Not only does a threonine deficiency have a negative effect on the immune system, but it also results in reduced absorption of nutrients. The combination can lead to a whole series of other health problems.
✔️ Essential to B12 Production
Threonine is necessary for the production of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is key to your energy, mood, memory, heart health, skin, and hair.
Accelerated Thyroid® contains L-threonine in order to help the liver break down fats that are needed to produce hormones. Since it is the liver that is responsible for converting T4 into T3, the active thyroid hormone, L-Threonine will improve liver function so that thyroid function is optimal.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.