thyroid hormones

Iron and thyroid function

Iron and thyroid function

Iron deficiency is one of the most common issues athletes face.  Iron and thyroid health go hand in hand and the effects of exercise on the thyroid gland and hormones are not well understood. Iron and thyroid function  Undiagnosed iron deficiency presents an increased risk of impaired thyroid function. Active women have high-energy lives, managing …

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Optimise recovery

Optimise recovery across the menstrual cycle

The amino acid leucine is of particular importance to female athletes keen to optimise recovery across the menstrual cycle. Leucine is one of the nine essential amino acids the body needs to obtain through the diet. Leucine along with other amino acids, are required for protein synthesis, tissue repair and nutrient absorption. The demand for …

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Iodine and thyroid hormones

Iodine and thyroid hormones for sports performance

Thyroid hormones perform many key functions in the human body including regulation of body temperature, metabolism and play an important role in how an athlete creates and uses energy. Athletes are at risk of deficiency of key thyroid nutrients such as iodine, due to loss via sweating. Thyroid function can also be impacted by many other issues such as endocrine disrupting toxins, chemicals and heavy metals in the environment and go onto effect other areas of the body such as reproductive hormone dysregulation. Find out how to support your thyroid in this guide.