Why Don't More People With Thyroid Concerns Know This?
Many people who know me (both personally and professionally) know I really like focusing on hormones.
My fascination with hormones probably stems from a personal battle with hypothyroidism, as well as hearing countless stories from patients who watch their health improve when their hormone levels are addressed.
Or maybe I just want to be thought of as being hormonal...I kid, that's the last thing I want.
Truth is, hormones are essential for good health, and yet are oftentimes completely overlooked by others in the medical field.
When it comes down to issues of the thyroid, this is even more true. So, if you've ever felt like your normal TSH levels don't reflect how you're actually feeling, then you'll likely appreciate this.
When it comes to thyroid hormone levels, I have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is you can supplement directly with hormones to help modulate thyroid function.
The bad news is you can’t supplement with thyroid hormones directly.
If you're confused about this, then allow me to explain.
How Supplementing With Natural Hormones Can Help Improve Thyroid FunctionSome of the earliest research on supplementing with the body’s naturally made hormones started more than 70 years ago.
Researchers were testing subjects by giving them natural hormones already found in their body to see what effects they would have on their health.
When they discovered the hormones helped with various health functions, they instantly turned to their laboratories and tried to design synthetic versions that would do what our natural hormones already did, but a little bit better.
While the synthetic hormones had incredible properties, they also had a lot of drawbacks/side effects.
That’s when the practice of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) came into play.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a revolutionary practice which allows people to ingest hormones their body is lacking in (this can be due to stress, diet, nutrient deficiencies, old age, and more) in order to keep their hormone levels balanced.
This is commonly done with:
Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to supplement with the thyroid hormone directly to improve its function.
However, there is a bioidentical hormone you can take which can indirectly influence thyroid hormone levels and can help keep thyroid function healthy.
It’s so effective my partner and I helped design our own micronized version to aid our ailing patients.
And you're about to discover what it is.
Revealed - This Hormone Is Able to Help Improve Thyroid Function
The hormone you’re about to learn about is incredibly important to your body’s health.
It’s so important we refer to it as the "Master Hormone" in the medical community.
The reason we call it that is because dozens of hormones are made from this single one.
So if you're ever low in this hormone, the results can be catastrophic.
Your sex drive is tied to having the right amount of this hormone, as is your ability to remember things well. Your energy levels and the health of your joints also greatly depend on it.
From my experience, millions of people are deficient in this hormone and don’t even know about it.
And this could include you if you’re still suffering from the negative symptoms of TSH, despite having normal TSH levels.
The Master Hormone I’m referring to is called Pregnenolone.
Pregnenolone is made from cholesterol (so doctors telling you all cholesterol is bad just don’t know what they’re talking about), and is a powerful steroidal hormone that helps make progestogens, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, androgens, and estrogens.
Now I don’t want you to assume when I say taking pregnenolone can help thyroid function that I mean it’ll help make more thyroid hormone.
That’s not the case at all.
What I want you to know, though, is research on people with low thyroid function shows most of them are almost always low in pregnenolone. The reason for this is most people with impaired thyroid function are under significant amounts of prolonged stress.
Long-term stress drains your adrenals so they can no longer produce adrenaline to deal with stress. When this happens, your body then starts to produce excess cortisol to help manage the stress.
This is not ideal.
In a healthy body, the thyroid and thyroid hormone are supposed to help eliminate excess cortisol.
But if you’re low in pregnenolone and your cortisol levels are too high, your body will end up running out of thyroid hormone to help purge the cortisol.
This could snowball into health concerns that you don't want.
Because pregnenolone is so important for total health (as well as thyroid health), we’re quick to test for pregnenolone levels in our office.
Because we know pregnenolone tends to promote the conversion of T4 to the more active T3, we know people with thyroids that don’t function well usually benefit from an introduction into a supplemental regimen.
Remember, of course, that even though too much cortisol inhibits thyroid function, you still need some cortisol so you can convert inactive T4 into active T3.
Many of our patients who have hypothyroidism who begin taking pregnenolone begin to notice a near-instant increase in energy and memory, and have an improved sense of well-being.
If You're Considering Taking Pregnenolone For Thyroid Health
Please keep in mind, not everyone needs to supplement with this hormone.
To determine if you’re someone who would benefit from supplementation, you’ll want to get a blood test to determine your pregnenolone levels. Ideally, these levels should fall between 180 and 200.
Anything less, and you'll want to supplement. Please work with your healthcare practitioner.
If you do supplement, where you get your pregnenolone is entirely up to you.
There is a wide variety of brands out there and prices range from low to high.
I’ll be honest though; not every brand is worth the price you pay.
Some of the less expensive brands won’t do much to raise your body’s levels of pregnenolone. For instance, when we tested patients' pregnenolone levels who’d been taking some of the cheaper brands, their pregnenolone blood levels hadn't even budged.
Of course, the more expensive brands were able to keep the levels balanced, but they were so expensive many of our patients couldn’t afford them.
That's why we created our own pregnenolone.
Our pregnenolone is clinically proven to keep your body's pregnenolone levels balanced.
That’s because we made a micronized version of pregnenolone. The term "micronized" simply means we reduced its particle size so your body can absorb it easily.
Plus, our pregnenolone falls within the recommended amount for men and women at 75 mg.
And, since taking pregnenolone at these levels produces no negative side effects, we can confidently recommend it to anyone who thinks it might help with their concerns (as well as their memory, sleep, cardiac function, libido, and more).
To get our micronized version of pregnenolone, click here or on the image below.