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Synergistic Glandular Complex Beneficial to Both Hypoactive and Hyperactive Thyroid

Thyroid Hormones Regulate Growth and Metabolism

The thyroid hormones, thyroxin (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3), regulate growth and metabolism. Every organ, tissue and cell is affected by thyroid hormones. Without them we cannot grow, the brain does not develop properly and bone does not mature. Thyro Plex contains thyroxin-free raw thyroid concentrate along with raw adrenal, pituitary and spleen concentrates which work synergistically to support the thyroid and normalize its function as part of the delicate endocrine system. Kelp is also included in the formula as a rich source of organic iodine. Iodine aids in the development and functioning of the thyroid and is an integral part of thyroxin. Iodine deficiency leads to enlargement of the thyroid gland known as goiter and to hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism Afflicts 40% of American Population

According to world renowned thyroid authority Broda O. Barnes, M.D., Ph.D., hypothyroidism afflicts 40% of the American population. The ramifications of abnormal thyroid function extend throughout the body resulting in lowered cellular metabolism with such symptoms as low energy levels, decreased appetite, dry hair and skin, constipation, weight gain, goiter, mental dullness, slurred speech and clumsiness. Hands and feet are generally cold and may feel numb or tingly.

  • In young children hypothyroidism has such disturbing effects as slow growth and general lack of mental and physical development.

  • Normal sexual function is related to normal thyroid function. With a subfunctioning thyroid, men may become impotent or have a low sperm count. In women, menstruation is often scanty, delayed or absent and sex drive diminishes. There is evidence of excess estrogen in hypothyroidal women. The pituitary increases its activity in an effort to stimulate the thyroid to produce hormones. This increased activity may affect the ovaries and increase estrogen output.

  • After age 45 the thyroid seems to slow its output of hormones and if it does not increase at menopause, women may experience hot flashes and general circulatory disturbances.

  • After removal of the thyroid, excess amounts of water, salts and proteins are retained within the body and blood cholesterol increases. It may be assumed that deficient thyroid function would also alter these biological balances.(1)

  • Growth of skin, hair and nails may be retarded and healing of bone may be delayed if thyroid is deficient.(2)

  • Thyroid hormones are essential for normal nervous system function. Hypothyroidism may produce slow reactions and mental sluggishness.(2)

  • Since gastrointestinal motility is influenced by thyroid secretions, thyroid deficiency can cause constipation.(2)

  • With marked thyroid deficiency, muscles may become sluggish and infiltrated with fat.(1)

  • Since thyroid deficiency leads to deposition of mucopolysaccharides in connective tissue and other tissues, thyroid therapy may be beneficial in cases of Lupus Erythematosus.(1)

  • There are some indications that the rising incidence of heart attacks, lung cancer and emphysema may be associated with the increase in hypothyroidism.(1)

Hyperthyroidism Speeds Up All Body Processes

Over production of hormones by the thyroid gland is seen primarily in young adult females. One of the early symptoms of this condition is diarrhea.Other symptoms include nervousness, irritability, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, insomnia, fluctuating moods, tremor of the hands, abnormal perspiration, heat intolerance, rapid pulse and neurotic potential. Hyperthyroidism speeds up all body processes. As a result, all nutrients are used up at a greater rate. Dietary intake of all nutrients should be increased until the condition can be normalized. If weight loss has been great, additional protein will be necessary to replace muscle tissue that may have been lost. Particular attention should be paid to the B complex vitamins needed for the metabolism of extra carbohydrates and protein.(3)

Thyroxin-Free Glandular Concentrate Provides Growth, Repair and Balancing Factors

Glandular concentrates from healthy glands have been found beneficial for growth, repair and balance of weak or malfunctioning glands because they contain naturally occurring minerals, vitamins, enzymes, nucleo-proteins (RNA/DNA) and tissue-activating proteins which are specific to that particular gland.(4) Glandular therapy practitioners believe that raw tissues from animal sources contain intrinsic factors that are distinct from vitamins, minerals, hormones or enzymes. By feeding a patient these substances, many miraculous responses are noted.(5)

The DNA of each tissue contains specific amino acids in specific percentages and arrangements. When the blood contains amino acids in the proper balance and quality for a specific gland or tissue, it is easier for that particular gland to attain the amino acids necessary for repair and rebuilding. It is a matter of quality and quantity of available nutrients for any particular tissue or gland. If they are available in the blood qualitatively, the responding tissue or gland can rebuild or repair itself more readily according to the DNA pattern.(4)

In 1958 and again in 1972, Dr. A. Kemet documented through radioactive isotope tracing, that factors from glandular tissues are taken up by the bloodstream and absorbed by corresponding glands in the recipient. This research was done with injectable glandulars; however, most doctors believe equal results can be obtained from glandulars in tablet or capsule form.(5) There is evidence that some protein molecules are capable of passing intact through the intestinal system remaining in active form rather than being broken into amino acids for reassembly.(5,6)

Glandulars are not hormones. They activate the gland to produce hormones. The entire point of glandular therapy is to normalize the affected gland or tissue, not to stimulate it. Consequently, it makes little difference whether the affected gland is over-active or under-active.

Research has shown that individuals taking a glandular supplement containing thyroxin (e.g. whole porcine thyroid) become dependent on an external supply of thyroxin. The thyroid goes on the welfare state, so to speak, and does not produce adequate thyroxin. Therefore, a thyroxin-free glandular concentrate is needed for growth, repair and balance of the gland and for hormone production. This, of course, would not apply to anyone who has had a thyroidectomy or to those who have been on thyroxin supplements for long periods of time. Thyro Plex provides the growth and repair factors needed to normalize thyroid function in either hypoactive or hyperactive thyroid conditions. It is recommended that hyperactive thyroids be supplemented with a multiple mineral in addition to the thyroid support supplement. 

WARNING:   This publication and the product contained herein have not been approved or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This publication, and the product contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The product relates to nutritional support only.

REFERENCES

1. Barnes, Broda O., Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness, Thomas Y. Crowell, N.Y., 1976.

2. Schwartz, Edward, Endocrines, Organs and Their Impact, Edmar, 1978.

3. Kirschmann, John D. and Dunne, Lavon J., Nutrition Almanac, McGraw Hill, 1984.

4. Nittler, Alan H., The Use of Tissues and Glandular Substances, The Journal of the Academy of Nutritional Consultants, Vol. 1, No. 1, Huntington Beach, CA.

5. Gutting R, Glandulars Described, Defined, Explained, Tecbook Publications, Topeka KS, 1982.

6. Bland J, Historical Use of, Biological Basis for, and Preparation of Glandular-Based Food Supplements, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1979.

THYRO PLEX™

Synergistic Glandular Complex

Product No. 839 Fill Size: 90

Each capsule contains:
% Daily Value
Iodine (from kelp) 900 mcg. 300%
Kelp 300 mg. *
Raw Thyroid Concentrate (thyroxin free) 60 mg. *
Raw Adrenal Concentrate 30 mg. *
Raw Pituitary Concentrate 10 mg. *
Raw Spleen Concentrate 10 mg. *
Other ingredients: rice flour, magnesium stearate, gelatin.

*Daily Value not established.

The glandular material in this natural product is prepared by a special process which does not exceed physiological temperature (37°C). Guaranteed to be free of chemical pesticides and synthetic hormones.

Price:  $13.50

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