Thyroid Health

5 ways Collagen boosts thyroid health

We have SO many messages and testimonies of people who have had amazing results with our Pure Hydrolysed Collagen regarding thyroid health and function.  

Collagen, a crucial protein in the body, offers potential benefits for thyroid health. Firstly, collagen contains amino acids like glycine, proline, and arginine, which support the synthesis of thyroid hormones. These amino acids play a role in converting the inactive thyroid hormone (T4) into its active form (T3). Additionally, collagen provides structural support to the thyroid gland, promoting its optimal function. The protein also aids in reducing inflammation, which is vital as thyroid disorders often involve immune system imbalances. Collagen’s ability to support gut health is noteworthy, as a healthy gut contributes to better absorption of essential nutrients for thyroid function. Including collagen-rich foods or supplements in one’s diet may help enhance overall thyroid health by addressing various aspects like hormone synthesis, gland structure, and inflammation reduction.

Furthermore, collagen’s role in promoting a healthy gut lining is pivotal for thyroid health. Leaky gut syndrome, where the intestinal barrier becomes permeable, is associated with autoimmune thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s disease. Our incredible Pure Hydrolysed Collagen can help maintain gut integrity, preventing the leakage of harmful substances into the bloodstream that might trigger an immune response against the thyroid. Moreover, collagen supports the production of other proteins necessary for tissue repair and regeneration, aiding in the recovery of damaged thyroid tissue. The anti-inflammatory properties of collagen contribute to managing chronic inflammation, a common factor in thyroid disorders. In conclusion, integrating collagen into your diet may offer a multifaceted approach to supporting thyroid health through its impact on hormone synthesis, structural support, gut integrity, and inflammation modulation.

Here are some other ways collagen helps your thyroid health:

1. Collagen balances other PROTEINS in the body.  Remember we MUST HAVE protein for a healthy thyroid gland (if you are suffering, here’s one quick way to improve it). In hypothyroid patients, tryptophan is converted to serotonin. This suppresses thyroid function further (by increasing other thyroid-suppressing hormones like cortisol and estrogen).  This is where collagen comes to the rescue – there is NO tryptophan in collagen – that is just one reason it is so beneficial to the thyroid.

2. Collagen lowers CORTISOL in hypothyroidism, which lowers stress levels.  Stress hormones block the conversion of T4 to T3 (the active hormone) in the liver – collagen boosts the liver’s ability to convert T4 to the active T3 form by lowering cortisol. Amazing.

3. Collagen lowers ENDOTOXIN, a thyroid-suppressive substance over-produced by intestinal bacteria – usually found in hypothyroidism. It over-burdens the liver, prevents detoxification of estrogen and cortisol and prevents healthy liver detoxification. Collagen is the most wonderful liver detoxifier.

4. Collagen boosts thyroid and METABOLIC RATE by regulating BLOOD SUGAR. Almost all of us need to be on a lower carb diet for good health. However hypothyroid sufferers do need more carbs in their diet – it’s a fact. The worst thing you can do if hypothyroid is to go into ketosis. Collagen helps to regulate blood sugar as you transition to a lower carb diet, as it will enable you to metabolise carbs without the need for extra insulin, and it will prevent a rise in blood sugar. Most hypothyroid sufferers are (or become) insulin resistant – and they have been shown to have more than 26% less glycine than they need – another reason glycine-rich collagen is helpful to hypothyroid and diabetic patients.

5. Lastly, collagen improves the thyroid’s ability to USE T3.  Having adequate levels is not enough – you need to be able to UTILISE this T3. Collagen also helps to restore insulin sensitivity and help you reverse insulin resistance, thereby improving your thyroid health.

Our amazing Pure Hydrolysed Collagen protein powder comes from grass-fed cows. It has no taste or smell, is non-GMO, and produced from only grass-fed cows. It’s also Halaal!

You’ll find it at https://sallyanncreed.co.za/shop

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