While it is true that most who suffer from hypothyroidism or thyroid issues are women, thyroid health does affect men. Part of this issue is that men are less likely to get blood tests and be diagnosed with hypothyroidism, or any health condition for that matter.
The thyroid is the master endocrine gland and affects stress, hormones, adrenal health, energy, metabolism, and fat burning. The thyroid gland regulates the male testes, pituitary gland, pineal gland, hypothalamus, pancreas, and adrenals. Many men with hypothyroidism go undiagnosed and view their symptoms as caused by a mood disorder or hormone disorder instead of a thyroid issue.
Hypothyroid Symptoms in Males
Without a proper diagnosis, some symptoms of thyroid problems in males include include:
- Hair loss
- Low sex drive and libido
- Enlarged prostate
- Delayed ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Fat gain and weight gain. For men, weight gain is usually around the belly.
- Mood changes
- Slow metabolism
- Water retention
- Leptin Resistance
- Lowered testosterone levels
- Man boobs or Gynecomastia
- Depression or anxiety
Because most males fail to go to the doctor for thyroid labs, they misdiagnose their symptoms as a mood disorder or low testosterone, leading them to take anti-depressants, and testosterone therapy, which does not correct the root of the problem.
Addressing Thyroid Problems in Males
1. THYROID SUPPLEMENTS
Acceleradine® is the only iodine to have 100% absorption for all 100 trillion cells in the body and helps to regulate the estrogen and testosterone balance in males. Iodine cleanses the blood so that the liver can do its job in producing Estrogen Binding Protein that alleviates Estrogen Dominance in men. It helps detox the brain and body from the radiation and heavy metals that cause brain fog, depression, anxiety, hormone balance, metabolism issues, fatigue, and more.
Directions: Start with 3 drops in water 3 times per day at least 15 minutes away from food or supplements. Increase the dose by one drop per dose per day until you reach 25 drops three times per day. Stay on that dosage for optimal thyroid health, detoxification, and overall health.
Accelerated Thyroid® combines ancient herbal wisdom with advanced glandular therapy in addition to ingredients that enhance not only thyroid health but overall physical and mental health in males. Lastly, it is enhanced with Scalar frequencies with our proprietary Scalar Field technology to imbue specific healing patterns that ultimately improve mental and physical energy.
The Scalar frequencies include:
- Enhancing the general health of the thyroid
- Neutralizing toxins found in the thyroid such as chlorine, fluorine, mercury, and other metals
- Neutralizing radiation and nuclear fallout.
Directions: Take 3-4 capsules in the morning. Can be taken with Accelerated Keto™ and other supplements. You may add 1-2 more at noon if needed.
Accelerated Ancient Salt™
Accelerated Ancient Salt™ “plumps” up the volume of fluid inside and outside of the cells which encourages the cleansing of the liver, supports apoptosis, eliminates excess estrogen, helps fat burning, and supports healthy thyroid function.
Directions: Put a pinch on your tongue or in your water 15 minutes following Acceleradine®. Also, use liberally on food.
Cogniblast® is one of the first nootropic supplements in the world to combine traditional herbs known to enhance brain function with “smart” nutraceuticals into a completely powerful formula that one can actually feel working. It helps alleviate the mental anxiety, depression, agitation, fatigue, and frustration associated with thyroid issues in males. Furthermore, it increases ATP production and cellular energy, decreases inflammation, reduces stress, increases learning speed, and increases mood.
Directions: Take 3 capsules in the morning or 30 minutes prior to mental or focused activity.
Accelerated Keto™ not only flips the body into ketosis which increases fat burning, but it also contains ingredients that synergistically increase mood, provide stable and extended energy, cleanse the liver for improved thyroid hormone conversion from T4 to T3, and support overall mental and physical health.
Directions: Take 3-4 capsules in the morning and intermittently fast until you are hungry.
2. LIFEWAVE PATCHES
X39 Stem Cell Activation Patch
The Lifewave X39 Patch is a STEM CELL patch that activates our own stem cell production by elevating GHK-cu peptide for regeneration and repair. This peptide resets 4000 genes to a younger state and helps the detoxification of toxins and radiation that lead to hypothyroidism, depression, anxiety, and brain fog in men. Additionally, it helps repair collagen in all tissues, activates stem cell production, encourages apoptosis of cancer cells, and discourages metastatic cancer cells.
Directions: Wear it daily for 12 hours and take it off at night.
The Aeon Patchis an anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, happy patch. It balances and calms the brain, reduces cortisol from chronic stress, and elevates DHEA. Furthermore, it balances our autonomic nervous system including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and respiration. As a result, stress reduces, allowing T4 to properly convert into T3 instead of Reverse T3, mood to improve, and the thyroid function to be optimized in men.
Directions: Wear 7 days per week, day or night, 2 inches below the belly button or at the base of the neck.
The Alavida Patch is a skin and body regenerating system that works through the elevation of the epithalamin peptide which also helps induce relaxation and restful sleep. It increases organ function, reduces oxidative stress, and increases antioxidants. It stimulates frontal lobes and pineal gland activation which improves mental clarity and focus helps with sleep and regulates hormones in men.
Directions: Wear nightly, preferably on the third eye in the middle of the forehead.
Glutathione is known to be the master antioxidant, in addition to supporting detoxification, immunity, and neuroprotection. It increases glutathione by 300% in 24 hours. When it is worn with the X39 patch, glutathione production increases by 400%. As a result, it helps detox the brain and body from the toxins that lead to hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, and depression in men.
Directions: Wear 7 days/week during the day for 12 hours. Take it off at night. Place it on the webbing between the big and second toe on the right foot, right temple, behind the right ear, two inches below the belly button, or at the base of the neck.
Energy Enhancer Patch
This helps to increase energy, metabolism, and endurance, and reduce fatigue and mental issues associated with hypothyroidism in males. Energy Enhancer causes the body to use about 300 more calories per day in fat burning in addition to providing a boost in circulation throughout the brain and body, encouraging mental energy and physical energy. It also helps with nausea and reflux, improving digestion, strengthening and tonifying organs, draining dampness and phlegm, and increasing Qi Bioenergy in organs. The patch signals the body to increase beta-oxidation in the mitochondria for fat burning which is the fastest way to burn fat.
Directions: Wear 12 hours during the day and take off at night. Put the white patch on the right and the brown patch on the left on the inside of your wrists or the bottoms of your feet.
Shine may help increase testosterone in men, increase energy, increase libido, increase strength, increase immunity, increase stem cell growth, and improve mood— all factors that help with thyroid-related issues. It contains frequencies to enhance its efficacy. The ingredients include Canadian Pine Pollen, Tongkat Ali, Polyrhachis Extract, Blue Spruce Oil, Ginger Oil, and Sage Oil.
Directions: Spray on the inside of the wrists and breathe the aroma in.
The Dream Mist helps with relaxation, reducing stress, calming the nervous system, increasing dopamine, encouraging restful sleep, and increasing stem cell growth in men. It contains frequencies to enhance its efficacy. The ingredients include Canadian Pine Pollen, Tongkat Ali, Mucuna Pruriens, Jasmine Oil, Lavender, and Clary Sage.
Directions: Spray on the inside of the wrists and breathe the aroma in.
4. DETOX & CLEANSE
Ascent Diet Cleanse
The Ascent Diet Cleanse includes Acceleradine®, Accelerated Keto™, Accelerated Thyroid™, and additional supplements to support liver cleansing which resets the metabolism, thyroid health, mental health, and fat burning in men.
Supplements included in the Ascent Diet Cleanse:
- Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder. This soaks up the toxins, radiation, and heavy metals that can clog the thyroid receptor sites, create brain fog, downgrade metabolism, and induce anxiety.
- Quintessential 0.9. This provides the needed minerals and electrolytes needed for cellular health, metabolism, physical energy, and mental energy in males.
- Laxa Comfort. This helps produce 2-3 bowel movements a day. Constipation will inhibit the detoxification of the toxins that can lead to hypothyroidism, recycled estrogen, reduced free testosterone, increased brain fog, and mental issues.
- Liver Flush Kit. This kit softens liver stones and gallstones and preps the liver for two weeks to then release them out of the body and into the toilet. As a result, thyroid hormone conversion from T4 to T3 increases, fat burning increases, and metabolism is optimized in men.
5. LIFESTYLE CHANGES
Alcohol disrupts the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis and can lead to hypothyroidism. Furthermore, it increases estrogen in multiple ways, decreases testosterone, slows down the metabolism, encourages fat storage, backs up the liver, halts the conversion of T4 into the active T3, and leads to chronic anxiety and depression.
Getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep will benefit circadian rhythm regulation which affects thyroid function. Thyroid health is heavily influenced by the sleep-wake cycle and circadian rhythms. If you suffer from insomnia, the lack of sleep is a stressor on the body, and as a result, the thyroid will tend to convert T4 into Reverse T3 versus active T3. As a result, metabolism will decrease, cortisol will increase, and both of those factors will encourage fat storage.
Eliminate Sugar and Processed Foods
Sugar and processed foods increase estrogen in the body, decrease ATP production at the cellular level, cause leaky gut, and back up the liver where T4 converts to the active thyroid hormone T3. All of these factors lower the metabolism, testosterone, and fat burning in men.
Fasting resets insulin sensitivity, helps heal Leaky Gut, encourages liver detoxification, improves testosterone and growth hormone, and increases metabolism and fat burning in men.
Soy is estrogenic and can inhibit thyroid function in males. To compound the issue, all soy is GMO and mimics estrogen in the body, leading to estrogen dominance in men. This will lead to man boobs, muscle tone loss, and a backed up liver, while inhibiting the conversion of T4 to T3.
Eliminate GMO foods and Grains
These foods are highly inflammatory, cause Leaky Gut, and cause thyroid autoimmune issues in men. Furthermore, they inhibit Phase 2 estrogen detoxification in the liver. Lastly, through aromatization, testosterone is converted into estrogen in men, encouraging the storage of belly fat.
Stress creates oxidation and inflammation throughout the body and encourages T4 to convert into Reverse T3, leading to hypothyroidism in men. The issue is compounded due to stress causing a disruption in detoxification, leaky gut, adrenal burnout, and hormonal imbalances. As the adrenals are overworked, the thyroid and metabolism will suffer further.
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.