✛ links to the herbal supplements I took

I have shared my blog with a few people that seem to have similar issues, so they can look into the supplements. I think it is best to share some links, since the supplements I have ordered do have better ingredients, (paleo friendly even) and were not the most pricey ones.
I took/ take my supplements throughout the day with each meal. See them as added food, not as pills. They are not medication, they are something your body is either lacking and supposed to consume anyway, or they are a food that could be eaten. All these do only help your body. They don't REPLACE certain functions like the pill would for example, they SUPPORT these functions.

Links:



Vitex - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Agnus-Castus-1000mg-100-tablets-Vitex-agnus-castus-Chaste-Tree-Chasteberry-/170940965932?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160


Both extensive clinical studies, as well as over two thousand years of use in folk medicine, have proven the effectiveness of this remedy. It works by stimulating and normalizing the pituitary gland, which regulates the balance of estrogen and progesterone in the body. 
In a normal menstrual cycle estrogen is higher before ovulation and progesterone is higher after. Many women don't realize that an imbalance of these hormones can lead to the entire range of symptoms associated with PMS and menopause! Vitex usually has the effect of enhancing progesterone and decreasing estrogen levels. 
Vitex itself has none of the hormonal building blocks that many of the medicinal plants used for the reproductive system contain. Instead, this herb nourishes and supports the endocrine system to find its own balance.



Milk Thistle-http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Supplia-Milk-Thistle-1000mg-Liver-Detox-Tablets-Pills-80-Silymarin-/150986541135?
It detoxes the liver. An overloaded, toxic liver cannot properly break down hormones and neurotransmitters. 

When this happens, you may feel sick, agitated and toxic. 


Milk thistle is a cleansing herb for the liver that assists with the breakdown of toxins.

If you experience acne, it may also be because of toxins that have accumulated in your


 liver.

Burdock root
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Burdock-Root-425-mg-x100-lower-blood-sugar-relieve-psoriasis-acne-and-eczema-/271031232399?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Vitamins_Supplements&hash=item3f1ab8678f


Burdock is known to help strengthen the stomach, digestion and appetite and cleanses the

 blood. It helps to relieve gas. 

The mucilaginous fiber can soothe the gut and help absorb and eliminate toxins, chemicals

 and metal contaminants from the large intestine. 


Burdock seems to support healthy intestinal bacteria and is sometimes used for Candida or yeast overgrowth.


Burdock has been used to help heal eruptions and diseases of the skin including acne, 

chronic rashes, dry scaly skin patches, eczema, and psoriasis.



http://www.dimfaq.com/site/toc.htm, DIM stimulates more efficient estrogen metabolism. Supplementing the diet with DIM and eating cruciferous vegetables increases the specific aerobic metabolism for estrogen, multiplying the chance for estrogen to be broken down into its beneficial, or "good" estrogen metabolites. These "good"estrogen metabolites are known as the 2-hydroxy estrogens. Many of the benefits that are attributed to estrogen, which include its ability to protect the heart and brain with its antioxidant activity, are now known to come from these "good" metabolites.
When DIM increases the "good" estrogen metabolites, there is a simultaneous reduction in the levels of undesirable or "bad" estrogen metabolites. These include the 16-hydroxy estrogens, which are not antioxidants and can actually cause cancer. Greater production of these "bad" estrogen metabolites is promoted by obesity and exposure to a number of manmade environmental chemicals. These "bad" estrogen metabolites are responsible for many of estrogen's undesirable actions in women and men, including further unwanted weight gain, breast cancer, and uterine cancer.


Calcium D Glucarate - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Natrol-Calcium-D-Glucarate-60-Tablets-/110925714888?_trksid=p5197.m1997&_trkparms=aid%3D333005%26algo%3DRIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D15%26meid%3D6547444573944188994%26pid%3D100016%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D160987493517%26



One of the ways the body gets rid of toxins is through a process called conjugation.  During conjugation, toxins are packaged into water soluble compounds called glucuronides.  Glucuronides are meant to pass from the liver, to the bile, then to the gut where they are excreted.  However, high levels of an enzyme called beta-glucuronide can inhibit this process.  This enzyme separates toxins from their conjugate bond and allows them to be reabsorbed.  This allows toxins to keep circulating in the body where they make you fat, tired, and weak.
Calcium-d-glucarate prevents beta-glucuronide from disturbing this process.  It keeps the toxins bound inside a glucuronide which is then removed from the body.  Toxins are most damaging in their free form, which is why you want them to be bound (conjugated) and released from the body.  Calcium-d-glucarate inhibits beta-glucuronidase which allows toxins to be removed.
Calcium-d-Glucarate (CDG) is a natural substance produced by all mammals, including humans.  Small amounts are also found in fruits and vegetables.  Early humans were able to get enough calcium-d-glucarate from their own production since they ate relatively low amounts of toxins and lived in a clean environment.  As toxin exposure has increased, humans need more calcium-d-glucarate to excrete the extra toxins.
High levels of beta-glucuronide increase the number of estrogen receptors. This means estrogen that would have been excreted is now able to bind to more receptors. This can cause increased tissue growth, cancer, and even man boobs. Estrogen dominance is one of the leading causes of infertility, cancer, and other health problems in women. One of the most common treatments for high estrogen levels in a drug called tamoxifen. Tamoxifen has numerous side effects including stroke, blood clots, uterine cancer, and cataracts.
Source: http://www.bulletproofexec.com/calcium-d-glucarate/

Vitamin D - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vitamin-D-3-5000iu-Free-UK-p-p-Available-as180-Vitamin-D3-gels-or-360-softgels-/221118327670?
pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Vitamins_Supplements&var=&hash=item337badeb76

Is actually a hormone made in our own body. A lack of Vitamin D or low Vitamin D is common. Being outside does not necessarily provide you with enough, neither does a healthy diet. Here is why: foods are not as nutrient dense as they used to be, a) because of how they are grown and b) because the soil does not contain the same vitamins and minerals anymore Even if you test within the normal range, you might still be better of with more. Taking up to 10000 IU is considered safe. Some recommendations will tell you to take 5000 IU in summer and 10000 in winter. My suggestion would be to slowly raise the intake. You might notice more energy, and generally be in a better mood. I first noticed in my skin which looks more even and fined pored and feels softer to the touch with enough Vitamin D. It also reduces zits to some degree (or used to keep me completely clear when I had minor blemishes). 

A lack of vitamin D 3 can simply wreck havoc on your body. Everything can go out of balance. 

Low vitamin D can also cause hair loss or contribute to a higher shed rate. 


Raw Thyroid - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAW-THYROID-390mg-x-60-Caps-24Hr-Despatch-/350456711374?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Vitamins_Supplements&hash=item5198d908ce


An alternative to prescribed medications are natural remedies. They are becoming more popular because they are free from side effects. Many prescribed medications can harm your health when taking over a long period of time.
The supplements contain dessicated thyroid glands from animals such as pigs and cows. You can purchase the supplements in health stores or online, without the need for a prescription. Until the early 1900's thyroid conditions were treated with natural thyroid. With much success. The philosophy behind this is "like cures like".
I read a lot of reviews and testimonials on Paleo forums before trying this. I used to have a TSH of as high as 8 in 2010. It was between 3.5-5 when on a Paleo diet. Since taking the supplement it has dropped to 2.2 and my ultrasound also looked much better. It is probably best to find a naturopathic doctor that will monitor and guide you transitioning to this if you are taking meds. If you don't get severe reactions off of meds (I don't) it is safe to simply be taken instead of medication.
An essential nutrient. A lack of iron can cause hair loss amongst other problems. Ferrous iron is said to be better absorbed. I take 1/2 tablet of this every three days now. I can tell if I get too much by constipation.


7 comments:

  1. Thanks for telling about the supplements. I had no idea thyroid was available OTC. Since it's impossible to get natural thyroid over here (at least not one I can afford and the dr is willing to prescribe) I'm very happy with it being available OTC :) And I will be trying out the others that you mention and that are suitable for my situation.
    Vitex agnus castus is one I took when I had menopause problems and they worked very well especially against hot flashes.
    And with high dosed vitamin D (also not available in my country in high doses so ordered online) I got my levels to a more reasonable level.

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  2. Elise with Hashimoto's your body often has trouble making adequate amounts of Vitamin d D3! So no wonder it helps :)
    The thyroid supplement is not as concentrated as dessicated thyroid like armour. Luckily I did have good results with it, and I think it will at least help everyone. It is basically just dried thyroid and gland from animals. Interestingly, early humans used to eat it and likely prevent problems this way.

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  3. I really hope the thyroid supplement should at least help somewhat, even if it is only low dose. There should still be more T3 (and others) in it than in synthetic T4 only. It is interesting early humans ate the thyroid gland of their preys.

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  4. I hope too! It is def. worth a try since so many seem to have success with it.
    Let me know how it goes for you and if you have any questions feel free to message me!

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  5. You make it entertaining and you still manage to keep it smart. I cant wait to read more from you. This is really a great blog.


    Stress

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  6. Nice blog...

    Herbal supplements have a lot of benefits Many people use herbs as daily supplements.

    Thanks! for sharing good information.
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