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    Chinese herbal energy supplements contain thyroxine

    Some energy supplement pills containing chinese herbal products for losing weight are found to have excessive thyroxine in them. People are occasionally found to have thyroid problems from using them.

    Here is the warning from MHRA about this

    http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Howweregulate/Me ... CON1004339

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    Re: Chinese herbal energy supplements contain thyroxine

    People who want to loose weight, they usually go with weight loosing medicines. Now I am not sure about all of them but some of them must contain thyroxine which will raise your metabolism hence making your hyper for a while this weight loss.

    As we all know, body is incredible. When medicines are stopped, it tries to go back to it's original production of thyroxine etc but with some people it doesn't work in this way. They body cannot go back to their original rhythm hence they become hyper.

    Women suffer from this a lot as they have a lot of hormones in their bodies. A lot of women actually get hyper/hypo after pregnancy because their body cannot restore normal levels of hormones after baby.

    Guys should consider themselves very lucky

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    Re: Chinese herbal energy supplements contain thyroxine

    I don't know how things are run in the UK, but in the US, the herbal market is not well regulated. They are sold as "dietary supplements", so the FDA does not screen them - there are too many for them to deal with. As such, herbal medicine ingredients are not checked for impurities that can cause a multitude of health problems. It has been known that certain agents act like thyroid hormones, if not actually thyroxin itself. Unfortunately, unless there are many reports of illnesses linked to a particular herbal remedy, these herbal supplements remain on the market. Several herbal supplements were removed back in the 90s after some people suffered liver damage from their use of those agents. People are always cautioned against using herbal remedies without consulting their doctors first.

 

 

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