#32 5 Benefits of Guggul & Guggulsterone: Weight Loss, Thyroid Function & More - Dr. Westin Childs | Thyroid & Health Supplements That Work

#32 5 Benefits of Guggul & Guggulsterone: Weight Loss, Thyroid Function & More

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The Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
#32 5 Benefits of Guggul & Guggulsterone: Weight Loss, Thyroid Function & More

This video is all about the benefits of using a botanical known as guggul. Guggul also referred to as guggul extract or guggulsterone, are all variations of the same main ingredient which is guggul.

Guggul is acquired from tree sap found in India and commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine.

The reason I want to focus on guggul today is that it can potentially benefit several important systems in the body including your thyroid function.

Guggul has been shown to impact the following systems in the body:
– Liver
– Thyroid
– Heart
– Cholesterol
– Intestinal Tract
– And many more

Guggul has been studied in both humans and in animals but the results look very promising.

Usually, when a supplement or nutrient works on several different systems it’s because it impacts cellular factors which then have an impact on many different systems in the body. This is probably how guggul works.

Today we are going to focus on 5 main benefits:

#1. Ability to impact thyroid function.
– Guggul seems to have the ability to improve free thyroid hormone levels by acting as a thyroid stimulant. It probably also helps improve free T3 levels by inhibiting other factors which block T4 to T3 conversion.

#2. Potential to help with weight loss.
– Guggul has been shown to help certain people lose up to 2-4 pounds. While it isn’t necessarily a significant amount, it can certainly be helpful, especially in those people who also have other conditions such as thyroid disease. I don’t recommend you use guggul primarily for weight loss, but it can potentially be added as an augmentative therapy.

#3. Potential to reduce inflammation.
– Guggul can help reduce inflammation by inhibiting NF-Kb which is implicated in the pathogenesis of certain autoimmune diseases.

#4. Potential to improve cholesterol.
– Guggul helps your body limit cholesterol by reducing inflammation and also by increasing the excretion or metabolism of cholesterol. It’s probably not ideal to use by itself for cholesterol but it can be used with other therapies as well.

#5. Potential to fight acne.
– Guggul has also been shown to help with cystic or nodular acne which can be very difficult to treat. This is probably through its ability to reduce inflammation.

Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
– For thyroid hormone production and conversion: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-adrenal-reset-complex/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/t3-conversion-booster/
– For hair loss: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-hair-regrowth-complex/
– For weight management: https://www.restartmed.com/product/gut-bomb-350-billion/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/functional-fuel-complete/
– For gut health: https://www.restartmed.com/product/ultra-biotic-x100/
– For energy and adrenal health: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-adrenal-reset-complex/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/power-b-complex/

You can learn more about high-quality supplements that I create (and personally use) here:

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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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