What is thyroid hormone?

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Natasha Turner, ND
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Thyroid hormone, produced in the thyroid gland, is the master of your metabolism; it increases energy, promotes digestion and improves focus. In this video, naturopathic doctor Natasha Turner, ND, explains how thyroid hormone works in the body.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Located at the base of the neck on both sides, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone after receiving chemical signals from the pituitary. The main function of the thyroid hormone is to regulate the metabolism of your cells -- that is, the chemical changes in your cells that cause them to live, grow, and die.