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Have you been feeling totally depleted of energy? Do not worry. This is something that happens to many – usually it has something to do with your thyroid.
In this blog, our founder, Ana G. Herrera, will discuss 4 overlooked minerals that keep the thyroid functioning optimally and restore energy levels back to normal.
Personal experiences with low energy levels
My best friend since childhood has been feeling totally depleted of energy, and I realized this is something that happens to many. She did some tests, and effectively, that was the issue. The T3 hormone is the “gas” hormone in your BMW of body, which increases metabolism, energy, and heat in cells. When it’s low, it’s a cause of sluggishness and weight gain. Minerals keep the thyroid functioning optimally, which is really good for energy.
Are you healthy but sometimes feel wiped out? It could be you're short on thyroid-supporting minerals.
If you’re regularly tired or exhausted, it could be that your thyroid, responsible for energy, is running on fumes. And a shot of caffeine can’t help with that.
There are four overlooked minerals that are helpful to all women—not just those hitting the snooze button and using a strong coffee to get through the day. Minerals keep the thyroid functioning optimally, which is really good for energy.
Here are my top 4 (and from which foods to get them too)
- What it does: Helps the thyroid work at the cellular level
- Where to get it: Tahini. Make a dressing for a salad or rice bowl with it.
- What it does: Essential to making the T3 hormone
- Where to get it: Brazil nuts are a great source. Sunflower seeds are a runner-up.
- What it does: It’s the foundation mineral that makes all the thyroid hormones.
- Where to get it: Buy a table salt that contains iodine, shake kelp flakes over food, and make a point of eating seaweed salad.
- What it does: We need magnesium to convert the inactive thyroid hormone T4 into the active thyroid hormone T3. Without this conversion, cells do not receive the more potent form of thyroid hormone.
- Where to get it: pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, nuts, beans, rice, and dark chocolate – and here! – easily absorbed and doesn’t cause adverse effects — primarily loose stools — when compared to oral magnesium.
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Ana Gonzalez Herrera (CEO & Founder) is the driving force behind Hormone University, a transformative venture born from her own life journey. Her story is one of resilience and dedication, marked by her mission to empower women worldwide in their pursuit of hormonal balance. Ana’s passion led to this educational platform aimed at improving women’s hormone health through accessible knowledge.