Wednesday, 9 September 2015


its amazing how much you suddenly care about science and biology when its in regards to your health isn’t it? 

In this video I look into, briefly and simply, into the thyroid gland and its hormones! This is my first sort of raising awareness post, I think the more we know the better care we can take of ourselves. 

The pituitary and thyroid gland sort of work hand in hand to control these things in your body via the use of hormones! The pituitary gland releases TSH which is thyroid stimulating hormones. The release of THS into the blood steam causes the thyroid gland to release T3 and T4.

The thyroid gland is an example of a negative feedback mechanisms- the release of THS into the bloodstream is linked to the amount of T3 and T4 is detected in the blood steam. So too much thyroid hormone detected by the pituitary gland causes less THS to be released, too little thyroid hormone, the more THS is released.   

Your thyroid gland uses iodine, from food intake, to make 2 hormones, T3 and T4.
So why does the body need iodine? The body makes use of iodine from the food we eat to make thyroid hormones, if iodine is not available in diet then the thyroid may produce an insufficient amount of the hormone!

PLEASE WATCH, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE and PLEASE ENJOY MY VIDEO! a little science lesson from me to you! 

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