BOTANICAL SOLUTIONS FOR UNRESOLVED THYROID SYMPTOMS: PART 2
In honor of Thyroid Awareness Month, we’ve invited thyroid patient advocate and bestselling author Mary Shomon (www.mary-shomon.com) to share her thoughts about the best botanicals for thyroid patients with unresolved symptoms and health issues. In Part 1, Mary discussed how thyroid patients could benefit from select botanicals, including Royal Maca® , Royal Camu® , Royal Chanca Piedra™, and Royal Abuta™. Here in Part 2, Mary talks about how specific Royal Maca products are an excellent fit for thyroid patients with specific health challenges.
-Viana Muller, PhD
Not Enough Thyroid Hormone Receptors? → Royal Maca to the Rescue!
Like many thyroid patients, you may find that your symptoms aren’t resolved no matter what dose of medication you take. The problem may be that you don’t have enough thyroid hormone receptors. Royal Maca increases levels of insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1) 1, which in turn increases the number of your thyroid hormone receptors. Royal Maca helps your thyroid medication work better! (I’ve even heard from some thyroid patients who were able to relieve their symptoms and go from borderline hypothyroid TSH levels to normal thyroid function while taking Royal Maca !) To encourage your liver to produce more IGF-1, with resulting thyroid benefits, a great starting point is Royal Maca Powder or Royal Maca Vitality and Libido capsules.
And, as an added bonus, when your thyroid medication works well, you’ll notice fewer hypothyroidism symptoms like fatigue and brain fog!
Inflammation, Period Problems, Autoimmunity? → Royal Maca with DIM for Women
If you have heavy, painful periods or you’re at higher risk of breast issues, experts recommend that you eat at least three servings a week of raw or lightly steamed cruciferous vegetables for their anti-inflammatory properties. But if you’re a woman with Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism, you know these vegetables have goitrogenic thyroid-slowing properties. Consider Royal Maca Plus for Women with DIM. Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a chemical compound created as we digest cruciferous vegetables. DIM is touted for its ability to help breast and prostate health, perimenopause, and menopause, in addition to its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. 2
Low Libido, PMS, Period Problems, Perimenopause, and Menopause Symptoms? → Royal Maca Can Help!
Thyroid disease is an endocrine and hormonal disorder and often goes hand-in-hand with other hormonal imbalances. In particular, sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can become dysregulated, resulting in symptoms like low libido, PMS, irregular periods, and hot flashes. Again, because Royal Maca helps raise your IGF-1-levels, the number of sex hormone receptors is increased, and they become more sensitive to those hormones. In this way, Royal Maca helps resolve your hormonal imbalances and their symptoms.
You can always start with the Royal Maca Powder or Royal Maca Vitality Libido capsules, but if you’re petite or highly sensitive, SHE – which combines a very low dose of Royal Maca with Royal Camu – is a good choice. If you have perimenopausal symptoms and still have menstrual periods, consider Royal Maca for Perimenopause, which includes added magnesium to help with menstrual cramps, and zinc to help with estrogen dominance and thyroid and hormone balance. And if you’ve stopped having periods, additive-free Royal Maca for Menopause is a great option.
Insulin Resistant, Type 2 Diabetic, Weight Struggle? → Add Royal Maca to the Mix
If you’re hypothyroid and you have insulin resistance or even Type 2 diabetes, Royal Maca has added benefits. By increasing insulin receptors, Royal Maca can help balance insulin and blood sugar levels and also can help prevent the development of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. It’s safe to take along with popular type 2 diabetes medications like metformin (Glucophage). The Royal Maca Powder and Royal Maca Vitality Libido capsules are a good choice.
Bone Health Challenges? → Try Royal Maca Bone and Hormone Support
Some of you have become hypothyroid after a long period of hyperthyroidism early in the course of your thyroid disease. A history of thyroid overactivity puts you at higher risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. Since IGF-1 helps slow bone loss and stimulate the bone cells that help grow bone. 3 Royal Maca Bone and Hormone Support is the best choice. In addition to therapeutic and potent organic Royal Maca , this formulation includes co-factors for bone health, including Vitamin K2, Vitamin D3, Horsetail herb (for silica), Strontium, Boron, Magnesium, and Zinc. (Other bone support supplements include only co-factors, not the star ingredient: Maca!)
Men: Tired, Low Libido, Less Muscle Strength? → Royal Maca for Men
Royal Maca is loaded with benefits for men with a thyroid condition, providing support for energy, hormone balance, sex drive and performance, and muscle strength. Whole World Botanicals Royal Maca Powder or Royal Maca Vitality Libido capsules are always good choices. For extra co-factors just for men, consider Royal Maca for Men capsules. This formulation includes Zinc and Vitamin B6, which are important for men’s reproductive and prostate health. And for men with Hashimoto’s or those who want extra anti-inflammatory benefits and support for prostate health, Super Royal Maca for Men with DIM is a perfect fit!
With so many companies and experts competing for your attention, separating genuinely effective products from marketing and sales pitches and promises can be challenging. I hope my experience and recommendations prove helpful as you incorporate natural botanicals into a successful thyroid treatment plan!
For Thyroid Awareness Month – and every day – may you feel and live well!