Within the new formula of Cardio Juvenate we’ve included the supplement L-carnitine for it’s amazing health benefits. These potentially can include increased metabolism and weight loss, increased muscle gain, improved heart health and it’s positive effects on thyroid diseases. L-carnitine is also potentially a natural treatment for hyperthyroidism that has shown some very positive results.
What is Hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is a function of your thyroid, a gland located at the front of your neck that controls everything from your metabolism to your heart, muscles, bones and cholesterol levels. All of these functions of the thyroid are also greatly affected by the ingredients L-arginine and L-carnitine within our all natural supplement.
Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid produces too much of the thyroid hormone, wreaking havoc on your body. You might see dramatic weight loss, feel incredibly irritable or nervous, feel fatigued, and face debilitating muscle weakness. Hyperthyroidism can leave you with itchy skin, IBS, insomnia, and hot flashes.
Complications from hyperthyroidism can include extreme weight loss to unhealthy levels, rapid heart rate, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and osteoporosis.
All Natural Treatment for Hyperthyroidism
Research on the effects of L-carnitine on hyperthyroidism has been going on since the early 1960’s, when German scientists observed the impact of L-carnitine on the ‘hyper-functioning thyroid.’ In the 1970’s, research was conducted regarding the amount of L-carnitine that was lost through urine in patients with hyperthyroidism.
In 2004 the research truly took off regarding L-carnitine and hyperthyroidism with Dr. Benvenga. He took much of the former research and compiled his own tests involving a ‘three-way laboratory study’ as well as a ‘randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial or oral L-carnitine supplementation.’
Through Dr. Benvegna’s work, he found that the symptoms of hyperthyroidism “disappeared after two months on the carnitine supplementation.” Not only did the shortness of breath, weight loss, nervousness, heart palpitations and insomnia disappear, ‘bone mineral density increased.’
In 2005, Dr. Sinclair improved on this research by measuring muscle reduction in hyperthyroidism patients, finding that those who were taking L-carnitine supplements showed “less significant decreases in muscle content” then those who were not taking the supplement. They concluded the importance of L-carnitine in protecting and maintaining muscle “integrity” while living with hyperthyroidism.