March 1, 2009
Q: My thyroid function tests are always normal, and yet I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism including cold hand and feet, low energy, failure to lose weight, water retention, dry hair, coarse skin, no sex drive, forgetfulness, insomnia, etc. Is there a supplement that I can take to enhance my metabolism?
Dr. Henry Cheng: Metagenics makes an herbal combination called “Thyrosol”. This enhances thyroid metabolism by facilitating the conversion of T4 into T3 and not “Inverted T3”. T3 is the actual hormone that can stimulate cell metabolism and improve all your symptoms. Make sure that you have normal thyroid function tests before you take Thyrosol. Also note that Thyrosol is not a substitute for Thyroxin or Eltroxin.
Henry Cheng is a medical graduate of the University of London, England and is now Natural Products Consultant at Pharmasave Health Centre Downtown Cloverdale.