Ingredients:

Proprietary Blend of:
Blue Flag
Bugleweed
Skullcap
Lemon Balm


ThyroCalm
60 Veggie Capsules


Available only from a physician. To be used only under the supervision of a physician. (Your physician can order some for you at 800-420-5801).

ThyroCalm is a unique formula aimed at calming an overactive thyroid gland, or hyperthyroidism. The most common form of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease. Graves' disease is an autoimmune condition wherein the body makes antibodies against receptors that are normally responsible for stimulating the thyroid gland to produce adequate amounts of thyroid hormone. The antibodies stimulate the thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone which can cause palpitations, rapid heart rate, sweating, jitteriness, chest pain, trouble breathing, anxiety, fever, and other complaints.

The top priority in the management of hyperthyroidism is to manage any cardiac complaints the patient may be having. In particular, the physician should bring the blood pressure and heart rate within normal limits. Hyperthyroidism should be managed under the supervision of a doctor. Patients with cardiovascular symptoms may benefit from CardiaCare, HTN 180, or both.

The second priority in the management of hyperthyroidism, once any cardiovascular symptoms are under control, is working toward curing the hyperthyroidism. Many patients are able to control their hyperthyroidism with ThyroCalm, or ThyroCalm plus Adaptogen. Some are even able to have their hyperthyroidism corrected completely without needing surgery or radiation.

Side Effects of ThyroCalm

None known.

Uses of ThyroCalm

ThyroCalm often reduces thyroid hormone levels, allowing the TSH level to come up over time as described in the tables below. However, it should be remembered that sometimes the TSH level may get a little worse before it gets better. This is one reason it is helpful to work with a physician that can help you decide when to hang in there and when to try something else.

Mild Hyperthyroidism
TSH approximately .2 mIU/L
Reference values (.35-5.50 mIU/L)
Starting Dosage

ThyroCalm 1 capsule each day
Adaptogen 1 capsule BID

Comments:

  • TSH should increase within 2-3 months.
  • If TSH does not improve in 2-3 months, dose should be increased to 1 capsule ThyroCalm BID. TSH should be rechecked in 3 months.
  • Some patients might need as long as one year to completely restore normal thyroid function. However, the majority will recover more quickly.

 

Moderate Hyperthyroidism
TSH approximately .02 mIU/L
Reference values (.35-5.50 mIU/L)
Starting Dosage
ThyroCalm 1 capsule BID
Adaptogen 1 capsule BID

Comments:

  • TSH should gradually increase within 2-3 months. If TSH is not better in 3 months, dose can be increased to one capsule TID. TSH should be rechecked every 3 months.
  • Some patients might need as long as one year to completely restore normal thyroid function. However, the majority will recover more quickly.

 

Severe Hyperthyroidism
TSH approximately .01 mU/L or lower
Reference values (.35-5.50 mIU/L)
Starting Dosage
ThyroCalm 1 capsule TID
Adaptogen 1 capsule TID

Comments:

  • When TSH is extremely suppressed (<.01 mIU/L) it is better to track free T3 and free T4 levels because these might be the only lab values that change for the first 6 months, before TSH values start to change. Some patients might need as long as two years to completely restore normal thyroid function.
  • Free T3 and free T4 levels usually start to decrease within four months.
  • Most patients in this category will need cardiac support such as CardiaCare, CardiaCare Plus and/or HTN 180.

General Description
Brackets, [ ] indicate the names of researchers

This formula is designed to quell the overactive thyroid and to provide support for the beleaguered adrenal glands, which always suffer when thyroid function is altered. Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus) has been the subject of modern research which appears to confirm its long history of folk use in treating thyroid conditions, as it has been shown to reduce thyroid hormone levels in an animal model [Duke]. It is widely combined in Europe with Lemon Balm (Mellisa officinalis), which has experimentally demonstrated the ability to decrease circulating and pituitary TSH levels in injectable form [Duke]. Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is added to protect and support the adrenals. Several studies have confirmed the ability of Lithospermum to decrease both TSH and thyroid hormone levels.

Ingredients:
Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus)
Lemon Balm (Mellisa officinalis)
Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Lithospermum canadense

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*The FDA requires us to say: "The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."

 

 

Symptoms mentioned on this page
Hyperthyroidism
Graves' diesease
Palpitations
Rapid heart rate
Sweating
Jitteriness
Chest Pain
Trouble breathing
Anxiety
Fever
And others...