The Glandular System
Lesson 12, Page 6 of 9

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Nutritional Support for the Glandular System

In addition to vitamin C and the other antioxidant vitamins such as E and beta-carotene, many trace minerals are essential for the nutritional support of all the body's glands. Zinc is especially important for many glands. Alfalfa and kelp are rich in trace minerals and are often used to nutritionally support the glandular system. Kelp is particularly rich in iodine, important for the thyroid gland.

Eleuthero, also known as Siberian ginseng, is an important adaptogenic herb which helps normalize the glandular system—bringing it back toward a state of balance.

Other herbs for the glandular system are mentioned below, both individually and with regard to herbal and vitamin combinations that have been formulated by herbal experts to nutritionally support the various endocrine glands. Because of the synergistic effects of herbs, intelligently formulated herbal and vitamin combinations usually yield better results than using single herbs alone.

Master Gland is the key product for the glandular system. It contains all the nutritional factors mentioned above plus others to nutritionally support all the glands of the body. Licorice root, which is well recognized for its benefits for the adrenal glands, is included in this important vitamin and herb formulation. Whenever you want to nutritionally support a body system, it is always a good idea to include the key product for that system. Master Gland should be included in any nutritional program designed to support any endocrine gland.

Thyroid Activator is an herbal combination formulated by the late great American herbalist Dr. John Christopher. This combination contains a proprietary blend of Irish moss plant, kelp plant, black walnut hulls, parsley herb, watercress herb and sarsaparilla root. It is high in the trace minerals needed by the thyroid, and other glands, including iodine, magnesium, selenium and zinc.

TS II with Hops is an herbal combination, similar to Thyroid Activator, designed to help normalize the thyroid gland whether it is overactive or underactive. It nutritionally supports both the thyroid gland and the pituitary gland, which is responsible for secreting Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) which, as its name implies, regulates the thyroid gland. TS II with Hops contains kelp, Irish moss, parsley, hops and capsicum and is an excellent source of iodine.

(A complete nutritional and lifestyle program for underactive thyroid is listed in the recommended supplemental readings at the end of this lesson.)

Because of the __________ effects of herbs, intelligently formulated herbal and vitamin combinations usually yield better results than using single herbs alone.