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How do I know if a food supplement is good or not?

There are a number of different food supplements on the market, and there are new ones added every minute. It is, unfortunately, not possible to judge the quality from the label or the marketing material only. They might look incredibly attractive and well made, but that won't tell you anything about what actually is in the jar. You have to read the fine print and evaluate every ingredient, investigate the method of manufacturing and check out where the ingredients come from in order to fully evaluate a food supplement. However, this is not an easy task, which is why will guide you and describe what you should look out for the next time you´re buying a food supplement. There are two important starting points that you should think about when you read this article: 

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Problems with the thyroid gland?

The thyroid gland, or Glandula Thyroidea as it is called in Latin, is a hormone-producing gland located in the throat just below the larynx. The thyroid hormones regulate several important functions in the body, such as metabolism, the body's heat production and calcium metabolism. If the thyroid gland produces is not producing enough hormones, it will cause a state known as Hypothyroidism. It produces too many hormones it will cause Hyperthyroidism. 

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Depression - exhausted adrenal glands?

Your adrenal glands have two primary functions: they will wake your body up in the morning, bring it from sleep to activity and they handle all the stress that your everyday activities cause. Cortisol is the main hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. On the other hand, adrenal marrow mainly secretes adrenaline. Adrenaline is responsible for emotions including struggle, escape, fear and worry, among other things. However, when talking about exhausted adrenal glands, what is being referred to are the adrenal cortex and cortisol production. This article is about cortisol. 

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