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10-02-2001, 04:29 AM
I've come to the conclusion that I've got a slow metabolism. Is there any way I can speed it up ??? Without the use of drugs.

big calvin
10-02-2001, 06:20 AM
after seeing your pics u do not have a slow thyroid :D

sorry i cant help u with your question...is your TSH to high? i had a high TSH and my doc gave me synthroid and its helped alot thought i was gonna increase it slightlly to u know "help" my nutrition program :p

10-02-2001, 06:27 AM
Well, caffiene is a natural metabolism booster. So coffee and green tea would be good choices for that. Also an increase in cardio will raise your metabolism in the long run. I'd say add both to your routine and after a little while of increased cardio your metabolism should respond nicely. ;)

10-02-2001, 06:51 AM
yup...like spidey said.....a little cardio, the usual ECA, eating every 2-3 hours, all the stuff you already do darlin.

although you could try adding guggulsterones to the mix....they will make the thyroid hormones you do have work a bit more efficiently.

10-02-2001, 07:41 AM
thanks all.

Maki Riddington
10-02-2001, 08:16 AM
Also give some black tea a shot.

10-02-2001, 10:05 AM
Eat more protein.

10-02-2001, 10:55 AM
Iodine supports thyroid function. Get some sea kelp.

10-02-2001, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by gino
Iodine supports thyroid function. Get some sea kelp.

and L-tyrosine too, if you go that route.

10-02-2001, 11:01 AM
What is this the thyroid cult?

10-02-2001, 02:38 PM
keep active.

go for a walk.

cack wrote " eat more protein"
Add carbs to the lsit as well.

10-02-2001, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by body
cack wrote " eat more protein"
Add carbs to the lsit as well.


10-02-2001, 04:08 PM
i read somewhere that 30% of the calories from protein are burned up just digesting it so eating more protein is good.

i dunno about carbohydrate though Bod, care to explain?

10-03-2001, 03:12 AM
I ask a question on the thyroid and you say eat more carbs and protein ... lmao. Will that not get me big muscles and stuff ?

10-03-2001, 05:38 AM
l-tyrosine, guggle extract, forskolin, b vitamins, sea kelp all will promote a healthy thyroid to some extent. tyrosine and guggle are pretty cheap, so I'd start there.

10-03-2001, 07:37 AM
if it were me....(well OK - i'm concerned with thyroid health too)

the ultimate thyroid stack in my opinion is Guggul, Maca, and L-tyrosine. Iodine is sufficient in most western diets, and also, Maca contains some. also - too much iodine can have an adverse affect on your thyroid, so that's something to be careful of. (i mean iodine above and beyond what you would get in your diet)

That stack can be done for around 50bucks a month too.

on a sidenote - I actually read somewhere, that metabolizing protein can actually slow down metabolism to an extent, because it requires thyroid hormone to fuel it.

10-03-2001, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Cackerot69
What is this the thyroid cult?


10-03-2001, 08:35 AM
MWB, how does foreskin help thyroid function?

10-03-2001, 08:38 AM
*shakes head*

gino that was so soooo wrong..*lol*

10-03-2001, 09:35 AM
I don't care how much it help .... I ain't ever gonna try it.

10-03-2001, 10:37 AM
Ha ha Gino :) Maybe that's why my metabolism is slow because I had mine removed long ago!

I remember reading somewhere that forskolin helps. I forget where, but I think it helps convert t-4 to t-3.

10-03-2001, 02:55 PM
forskolin has been getting some mag coverage recently but have not looked into it well. from brief reading it looked okay but did not get a price on it. Plus they normally take a while to get to the uk.

chicken - carbs cause a thermic effect increasing your metabolism just not to the same degree as protein.
With protien at about 30% cals used up for fat conversion carbs are a bit lower. while fat gets converted into adipose tissue at about 3-8% of cals it contains.

yates wrote "I ask a question on the thyroid and you say eat more carbs and protein "

your question was "how to speed up your metabolism without drugs" eating protien and carbs will cause a acute increase in metabolism due to the thermic effect of the food. while the fisrt 4 people to reply gave you drug options.

10-04-2001, 03:10 AM
I know, but body ..... is it not kinda obvious that I eat quite a bit of protein and carbs already lol. By drugs I meant T3 and the like.

10-04-2001, 05:36 AM
Unfortunately nothing "natural" will give you the results that drugs as T3 can give you but eating more protein,less sugars,healthy fats etc. you know all the good stuff.. will help you increase somehow your metabolism but they ain't gonna do any miracles.

The bad thing is that you have to be more active in order to eat more,when you are a person with a slow,or "considered to be" slow metabolism.

Remember that people with very high metabolisms can't build muscles as easy as a person with a normal metabolism.That's something good.. at least. :D

10-04-2001, 08:13 AM
Dammit Tryska, you've gone and made *everyone* think they need thyroid drugs.


10-04-2001, 08:31 AM

it's not my fault...I swear to god.