I was told that Condition Specific Swąnson Thyroid Essentials pills help make your thyroid work at a healthy level regardless of if you're hypo, hyper, or if it's just not working right..
I'm apparently not allowed to post a link, so if anyone has the time, and can Google it, I'd appreciate it.
However what I probably need is to lower mine (haven't been to an Endo, and please don't tell me to see one)
All the reviews for this product say something like this
"The product gave me tremendous boost of energy for the whole day"
and it seems to be giving them a BOOST, as opposed to slowing them down... could it be that they are all hypo? Could this pill still regulate you and slow down a person that is hyper??
My dad had me take it for a few weeks. I did seem to have more energy...but I did gain like 2 pounds. However, after I stopped taking them, I lost the weight. The weight loss could have been from something else though.
All I want out of this thread are opinions regarding this product.
PLEASE GIVE ME OPINIONS..
Is this pill supposed to speed you up? Slow you down? or make you normal regardless of where you are?
I don't see anything magic in the ingredient list, and certainly nothing that would slow thyroid function. It's just standard B vitamins and minerals. Selenium and L-tyrosine are the two specifically thyroid ingredients, raw materials the gland uses to make hormone; but even those probably wouldn't do much good for a gland ravaged by Hashi's antibodies.
Don't know a thing about the coleus ingredient and suspect it provides little practical benefit.
Starry... Get a copy of Living Well With Hypothyroidism. It provides information about adjuncts that might help along with medical hormone replacement.
I didn't think they were made up because I can't even find out what the product claims to do. My family's research said it's for thyroid health and correct functioning. I don't think the product claims to help people with Hypo, or Hyper. directly. It's supposed to just aid in proper functioning. So when I read all the replies claiming it helped their Hypo, or sped them up, or helped them lose weight, etc.... I figured it would be bad for me to take IF I actually am Hyper. Understand my logic?
I'm looking at an ad in an open window side by side with this one right now. It says in no uncertain terms the product is for "low thyroid", "hypothyroidism", "underactive", and "nonfunctioning" glands. Nowhere does it even mention the possibility that the gland is capable of overfunctioning, and nowhere does it say that the product treats hyperthyroidism.
Give it a whirly at least three to four weeks. Keep a journal. See if there are any changes good or bad. I mean if they are BAD you may have to stop. But try it.
I am always the guinea pig in my house for others. For I am the most sensitive. My head will tell me immediately if it's a go. Or my stomach. Good Luck!!!
(You should see my cabinet of supplements and homeopathy remedies that I swear by! I just can't handle anything with large amounts of chromium. Nasty nasty terrible headaches)
I meant it could have been nerves or from healthier eating. I've ALWAYS been very thin and could NEVER gain weight. But when I lost a few in a week, we thought it may have been from the pills. I did take them 2-3 weeks. Either way, I've decided not to take them. I don't think they would slow me down at all, and don't see any way they could help me gain weight.