28 Mar Moringa for Thyroid Health
The thyroid gland is situated just above the larynx and anterior to the neck. Its shape resembles with butterfly and is divided into two lobes which are located beside the trachea. The thyroid gland is not visible in normal conditions. The thyroid is supposed to be part of the endocrine system, this system plays a vital role in almost all hormones of the body. Thyroid produces the following vital hormones:
- Triiodothyronine T3
- Thyroxin T4
The low or too high amount of these hormones causes hormonal imbalance in the body which may result in different health issues.
The function of Thyroid Gland
Thyroid hormones plays important role in the body. It plays a vital role in metabolism, digestion, muscle and bones development. A suitable quantity of iodine that we consume from our diet, maintains its normal functioning. TH producing cells are specialised to sense and absorb iodine from your bloodstream and helps to produce thyroid hormone.
Another gland, which is situated behind your brain is the Pituitary gland which secretes a hormone known as Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The thyroid-stimulating hormone helps the thyroid to process and produce Thyroid hormone accordingly. The amount of (TSH) hormone in your bloodstream varies from time to time. It may go up or may go down sometimes according to its demand to produce thyroid hormone.
Not just the pituitary gland but there is another little gland known as Hypothalamus that play an important role in its normal functioning. It releases the hormone TRH (thyrotropin-releasing Hormone) this hormone is responsible for the secretion of TSH from the pituitary gland and in turn it stimulates the thyroid gland.
Signs and symptoms of Thyroid Dysfunction
The thyroid is a vital gland of the body it regulates a lot of activities. Dysfunction of the thyroid may result in disturbance of major activities of the body. Its signs may include:
Sudden loss or gain of weight.
- Impaired Memory
- Menstrual Alinments that may result in infertility
The thyroid may produce a high amount of thyroid hormone or too low amount of hormone. Conditions are named as Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism. These conditions may also occur due to autoimmune disorders.
Moringa Benefits for Thyroid
Moringa is worldwide known as a superfood. Which contains about 92 nutrients, most of its nutrients plays a vital role in thyroid health.
- Selenium is said to be a Metalloid, its deficiency results in thyroid ailments. Moringa contains a suitable amount of selenium which directly improves thyroid health.
- Zinc is another strong nutrient of Moringa which plays important role in thyroid hormone production. It actually covers T4 hormone into T3 which is a strong and more important thyroid hormone. Zinc directly maintains the amount of T3 in your bloodstream.
- Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E also play an amazing role in thyroid hormone production and Moringa contains a reasonable amount of all these vitamins.
- Moringa contains strong antioxidants which aid to combat thyroid diseases but also work as a preventive agent.
- According to the latest research of 50 people with “Basedow-Graves’‘ disease in which the thyroid is hyperactive and produces and releases too many thyroid hormones. Consumption of Moringa for 30 days significantly improved the symptoms.
- Research reveals that Moringa also plays an important role to cure Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which is an inflammatory condition of the thyroid. Regular intake of Moringa leaves extract cures this condition without any kind of medication.
Quercetin & its action on Thyroid
Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that belongs to the flavonoid family. It works amazingly to maintain Thyroid health. Moringa oleifera leaves contain a reasonable amount of Quercetin. Multiple studies show that it regulates the amount of T3 and T4 but also combat the inflammatory condition of the thyroid gland.