Thyroid Function Closely Associated with Mood

August 9, 2008 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Thyroid Function Closely Associated with Mood
New imaging technology is enabling researchers to understand the relationship of thyroid function1 and just how well your brain works. It has long been known that poor thyroid function is associated with depression. The new research shows that it is optimal thyroid function that must be maintained in order to have a sustainable positive mood and proper cognitive function. This research shows that common thyroid tests oftentimes do not detect the adverse beginnings of thyroid-related changes in mood and mental function.

This means that a sluggish or heavy head, an increase in irritability, and a lack of a positive outlook may be some of the first signs of a functional thyroid problem. The moral of this story is rather simple – nip the problem in the bud. Use enough thyroid-related nutritional support to help keep your mood and mind in good working condition.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Thyroid and Mood   J Neuroendocrinol.  Bauer M, Goetz T, Glenn T, Whybrow PC.

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