Supporting the Body with Glandular Therapy

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“The source of the gland is important because the quality will be affected by the animal’s health and lifestyle. All our glandular products need to be concentrates (not extracts) and derived from counties known for quality government oversight like New Zealand.”

Glandular therapy uses glandular and organ substances to bolster the function of a patient’s organs or glands. In modern times, the use of gland therapy can be traced to the beginnings of endocrinology.

The benefits of desiccated glandular tissue include fat loss, muscle building, better digestion, and other improvements often taken for granted. Glandular therapy works because it is said to increase the tone, function, and/or activity of the corresponding gland, which in turn benefits the entire human system. In the body, glands are in charge of different body functions. In the case of immunity, the key to a healthy, functioning immune system rests largely with the thymus gland, a small organ beneath the breast bone. Weighing less than half of an ounce at birth, by puberty the thymus will grow to its maximum size of about 10 ounces. After age 20, the thymus begins to shrink (atrophy) and the thymic cells progressively die off to be replaced by fat and connective tissue.

The hormone thymosin stimulates the development of T cells (the T in thymus represents T cells).  Throughout your childhood years, white blood cells called lymphocytes are created in bone marrow. T cells emerge from bone marrow in an incomplete state; they must be matured in the thymus to be useful.  T cells are either T-4 helper cells (activate immune cells and stimulate antibody production), T-8 killer cells (attack/destroy virus and cancer cells, as directed by T-4 cells) or T-8 suppressor cells (signal the termination of an attack). T cells migrate to the lymph nodes (groups of immune system cells) throughout the body, where they aid the immune system in fighting disease.  

Thymic extracts are known to be some of the most effective immune-enhancing agents; they have even prolonged the life of some experimental animals. Especially for those who face constant immune system battles, such as HIV patients, or other health conditions with compromised immunity, such as cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS)[1], Thymus Gland could be a great support and offer long-term immunity boost.

The thyroid gland is the master gland and surrounds the windpipe at the base of the neck. It produces a number of hormones, primarily thyroxine. Thyroxine is essential to sexuality in women, providing a glandular link between the brain and the organs of reproduction. The other principal thyroid hormone is calcitonin, which inhibits the release of calcium from bone and plays a central role in maintaining both calcium balance and strong bones.

Hyperthyroidism, the name given to over-production of thyroxine, causes extreme nervousness and irritability, increased heart rate and blood pressure, weight loss, muscle weakness or tremors, infrequent, scant menstrual periods, sleep disturbances, enlarged thyroid gland, vision problems or eye irritation, and heat sensitivity. Hypothyroidism, the underproduction of thyroxine, results in dry skin, fatigue, frequent, heavy menstrual periods, forgetfulness, weight gain, brittle nails, dry, course skin and hair, and intolerance to cold, hot flashes and irritability that affect many women during menopause. Goiter, which is actually an enlarged thyroid, is a sign of thyroid insufficiency.

Women are 6 to 8 times more susceptible than men in developing a thyroid condition. Thyroid cancer is on the increase in the US. It is estimated that nearly 57,000 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed, and since the disease is more common in women, more than 42,000 of those diagnoses expected to occur in females. Thyroid cancer has increased more than threefold over the past four decades; it is now the 8th most common cancer diagnosis in the United States, mainly driven by increases in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), which is the most common type.

When talking about energy, we don’t need to look farther than the adrenal glands. Resting just above the kidneys, these glands consist of two parts: the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla; it produces several stress hormones, including adrenaline. The adrenal gland consists of cells that secrete epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and a small amount of dopamine in response to stimulation by sympathetic preganglionic neurons.

Adrenaline plays the key role in the urgent fight-or-flight reaction that takes place physiologically in the body in response to an immediate threat when survival is perceived to be at risk. This is the hormone of last resort as far as the body is concern when it is under imminent danger. The more danger the body is perceived to be in, the more adrenaline will be released. Those who are in very advanced stages of adrenal fatigue syndrome are invariably flooded with adrenaline internally. Symptoms include heart palpitations, dizziness on standing and panic attacks.

The adrenal gland is referred to as an excitatory neurotransmitter to keep us focused, alert, motivated, and help our memory. A low level of adrenaline may cause impaired short-term memory, a low sex drive, difficulty with numbers and general fatigue. A shortage of norepinephrine will bring on depression, a lack of motivation and ambition, and an increased likelihood of becoming dependent on caffeine and other stimulants. If we have too much norepinephrine then we can arouse panic and have difficulty sleeping. Many street drugs work by stimulating this pathway.

Care must be taken before the latter stages of adrenal fatigue by boosting the adrenals on the days you feel run down. In this situation adrenal glandular therapy is the most helpful; using its principles adrenal gland can alleviate adrenal fatigue and provide much needed energy.

The source of the gland is important because the quality will be affected by the animal’s health and lifestyle. All our glandular products need to be concentrates (not extracts) and derived from counties known for quality government oversight like New Zealand. The grasslands are non-fertilized and the animals are not administered feed supplements, hormones or antibiotics.

Life Choice only purchases from New Zealand raised animals, buying from the same source for 25 years. Quality at every stage of production is as important as the gland itself.

In conclusion, if stimulated even slightly, many of the healthy hormones in glandular tissues can begin their genetic tasks (e.g. a small polypeptide material present in one tissue can have selective effects in encouraging another tissue at a different site in the body to produce hormonal materials, which then may affect a final target tissue and change its physiological function). This domino effect can happen only if target-specific polypeptides from specific organs are present. Life Choice works meticulously to ensure that our products will produce these desired results.

 

Life Choice® Glands:

Thymus Gland

Adrenal Gland

Thyrodine® Thyroid Gland

 

[1] MS is an autoimmune disease characterized by the inflammatory demyelination of neurons in the central nervous system (CNS).

 

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