Thyroid hormone (TH) is one of the body’s most important hormones when it comes to weight loss. Among other important functions, it converts the food that you eat into heat and energy. Learning how to naturally increase thyroid levels can help you jump-start your weight loss program.
Your Thyroid, Explained
Thyroid hormone is comprised of two major parts – Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). T4 is the most abundant form of thyroid hormone in the body. It makes up nearly 80% of the thyroid hormone that is released. T4 is converted in the brain, thyroid, bloodstream, and other body tissues to the more active form of thyroid hormone – T3.
T3 is the real thyroid hormone that we are after to increase. People with thyroid disorders usually have one of two problems. They either don’t produce enough T4, or they lack the efficiency of converting T4 into the more effective T3. Whether you are prescribed T4 or T3 depends on which… Continue Reading