Thyroid – the master gland
The thyroid gland is the master gland as it controls all systems in our body from our nervous systems, our breathing, our heart rate, our digestion, our body temperature, our body weight and MORE.
It produces two main hormones called triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These are commonly known as T3 and T4 and delivers them to ALL cells located in your ENTIRE body.
You can see how having optimal thyroid function is important for organs, health and those of us interested in attaining physique goals. You want to do everything to protect it. Smart dieting, exercise, rest and lots of time OUT of a deficit helps to keep your hormones up but sometimes even those don’t help.
Lab testing can help pinpoint some issues If you (we) suspect thyroid dysfunction based on some of these symptoms below you might want to consider getting your hormones checked.
Less energy and stamina then most/poor exercise recovery
Tired/nodding off, needing to nap
Low-grade depression/loss of motivation
Brain fog/memory issues
Cold hands/feet or extremities
Loss of hair, thinning hair/nail quality issues
Outer edges of eyebrow missing
Dry/cracking skin and nails
Menstrual cycle issues
Achy bones, muscles and/or joints
Blood pressure changes
Inability to loss weight or easily gain weigh
Get proper testing done. So many people are willing to spend a fortune on magic supplements, gimmicks and fad diets when what they need to do is getting some solid testing done.