Cod liver oil supplements
Hi all . Are cod liver oil capsules good for you for joints n bones etc esp as you get older . Any negatives or just benefits
Cod Liver Oil is good for our bones. Fish oils are even better with their Omega 3, especially sardines, mackerel, trout etc, eaten 2 to 3 times a week. Plus, load-bearing exercise is excellent for our bones, including walking and going down stairs/steps.
Are you concerned about thinning bones ? - or aches in bones ? - or joint pain ?
VitD is only part of the story in the above - and there may not be enough VitD in the Liver of the Cod
The above link illustrates how to have healthy bones ....
I would have your VitD tested so you know how much you need to treat ... most people in the UK are LOW and your level needs to be around 100. Whilst you are testing VitD ask for B12 - Folate and Ferritin All need to be good for us to be well !
You are taking a PPI so that will block the benefits of most nutrients as it blocks the acid in your stomach. As you are HYPO you will have low acid and not HIGH - so will be complicating your health.
Are you correctly treated for your thyroid ? You are legally entitled to all your results - which will help you to post here with more information - so members to help. Otherwise everyone is just guessing and not giving appropriate advice
Hi . I have an under active thyroid . Low dose of levothyroxine for that . Also get slight acid reflux and low dose meds for blood pressure. Thought that cod liver oil capsules might be good for bones n joints as you get older? Are they ok to take with meds which I presume so thanks
Acid Reflux is probably linked to LOW Thyroid - maybe your dose of Levo needs increasing. Do you have any results with ranges you could share - you are legally entitled to have copies of all your results. You need to check what has been tested - and missed ! Blood pressure also linked to an under active thyroid or anaemia - Low B12 - Low VitD and so on ....
It is OK to take Cod Liver Oil capsules - maybe well away from the Levo/T4. How do you take your Levo/T4 ??
Hi I take my 75 mg first thing in morning before food
The mineral 'selenium' is critical to good thyroid function. You can get your entire daily selenium requirement by eating 'one' brazil nut per day. Excess selenium can cause problems so it is important to limit your consumption to 'one' and no more than 'two' per day.
Acid reflux is often caused by stress, excess body weight and pain killers which irritate the stomach lining.
Your aching joints may also be a function of excess body weight. If though you have normal body weight then it is possible your joint pain is related so some medication you are taking such as statins.
I believe Selenium is only in Brazil nuts that have been grown in Selenium rich soil - declared on the packet/box !
The lead endocrinologist/hormone consultant of a leading hospital confirmed (at a Thyroid, and Thyroid Eye Disease, conference) what I already knew - that thyroid patients require a daily supplement of 200 mcg to support thyroid function and conversion of thyroid hormones.
And yes, the soil in different parts of the world has different levels of minerals; so it is incorrect to assume that just 1 brazil nut from any area, any country, will fulfil one's selenium requirement.
Interesting I didn't know about selenium except I think it's on fish oil or at least fish oil supplements. I've heard hypo patients can benefit from magnesium. Also iodine but if using sit have to bevatron for the heat not to have more than the RDA.
Good to see you on this forum.
Many naturopathic medics advise against using Iodine &/or NDT in the presence of Hashimoto's Disease.
And yes, Magnesium is good for many things.
Ah right thank you. I found info re iodine for thyroid
But I know there are exceptions, i.e hashis. It's that because of the auto immune link?
It's amazing what a difference bruin can make. I'm doing an online course in nutrition because there is so much to learn.
I'd recommend it to anyone with thyroid disorders as I believe medication alone isn't sufficient.
Good to be here. There's always something to learn from fellow sufferers.
Haha a typo. "Nutrition"
If you are not getting much fish oil in your diet then these supplements taken sparingly are unlikely to do you any harm. Check The British Dietetic web pages for recommended portions of fish oil in your diet and then you could ask a qualified dietitian or your GP the right questions about cod liver oil, specific to your condition. Good luck.
Good luck with getting accurate info from your GP or dietitian! My GPs admit they've never heard of the blood tests that I request (homocysteine, Lp(a), etc) and don't know what they're for!
Yes they are one of the to natural ways to help. The only negative is weight gain. However this can be resolved by being able to move easier and having more spoke joints you will be able to exercise more and burn off those few extra calories from the cod liver oil.
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