Cannabidiol (CBD) as an Alternative Treatment for Thyroid Disease?

According to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada…  “About 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease. The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck. It weighs only about 20 grams. However, the hormones it secretes are essential to all growth and metabolism. The gland is a regulator of all body functions. Thyroid disorders are found in 0.8-5% of the population and are 4 to 7 times more common in women. here are many types of thyroid disease. However, the main conditions present in most thyroid illnesses are hypothyroidism (thyroid under activity) and hyperthyroidism (thyroid over activity).

Thyroid disorders for the most part are treatable; however, untreated thyroid disease can produce serious results in other parts of the body. The main treatment for hypothyroidism is to take thyroid hormone pills. It’s important to get the dose right, because taking too much thyroid hormone can cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism.Treatments for hyperthyroidism destroy the thyroid gland or block it from producing its hormones, consequently, If a patient has a  have radioactive iodine treatment or surgery that destroys the thyroid gland, they will develop hypothyroidism and need to take thyroid hormone daily.”

Information source:  Healthline.com

Are there any alternative natural treatments for thyroid disorders?  There is some anecdotal as well as a few studies that suggest that Cannabidiol (CBD) has the potential to both suppress thyroid overactivity, and promote hormone release in thyroid underactivity!

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