Low thyroid function can make you feel like you’re dragging through your days. But aside from the common symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, and depression, dangerous imbalances may be brewing under the surface.
Most people are not aware that having low thyroid significantly increases their risk for metabolic disorders like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In fact, those with low thyroid often have increased triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels in tandem with weight gain and elevated inflammation, a stew of risk factors for chronic disease. This is, in part, because the majority of those with low thyroid have the autoimmune disorder Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which increases inflammation and dysfunctions that interrupt cholesterol and fat metabolism.
This is why I am so excited about new research that has revealed the amazing benefits of the herb, black seed cumin, for low thyroid sufferers. This herb is an incredible tool for improving low thyroid symptoms and regulating many health complications of low thyroid.
While black seed cumin, also known as Nigella sativa, is new to many, it has been used medicinally for centuries in cultures throughout the world. Its benefits are attributed to the chemical compound, thymoquinone, contained within.
After only 8 weeks of treatment with black seed cumin powder, participants had incredible health-promoting results.
This is what scientists found:
1. Makes a Happier Heart
In those with low thyroid, the liver often struggles to excrete LDL from the bloodstream, meaning LDL cholesterol is elevated. The researchers suspect that the benefits of black seed cumin on lipid profiles are due to increased bile synthesis, making excretion more effective alongside antioxidant properties that improved the liver’s ability to clear out LDL and decrease dietary cholesterol absorption. Because small-particle LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, and low HDL are all risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, we see this as a big plus for our patients suffering from low thyroid.
2. Cools the Heat of Inflammation
Black seed cumin takes the cake for being a powerful antioxidant. That makes it an effective herb for cooling inflammation and helping to restore immune balance within the body. This is critical for those battling chronic conditions and autoimmunity.
Inflammation and oxidative stress cause ongoing damage to tissues throughout the body and perpetuate uncomfortable symptoms.
3. Knocks Down the Number on the Scale
The weight loss benefits of black seed cumin have been documented time and again in medical research. It is thought to be caused by increased satiety and fullness. This benefits low thyroid sufferers who often see the scale climbing due to a reduced metabolism.
Is Black Seed Cumin Extract Safe?
In general, this herb is safe if taken in the recommended dose of about 1 gram per day for an adult. That being said, black seed cumin is just one potential tool for curbing the problems associated with low thyroid. Like any supplement or prescription, while you may feel the benefits of their action, a complete treatment plan must address the underlying causes of your symptoms, and not just the symptoms alone.
That is why we employ the most comprehensive and advanced testing with each patient to ensure that we find the root of your health problems and heal you from the ground up.