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mandy72
mandy72
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while browsing the net i came across this site and im pretty tempted with the thyroid complex but wanted opinions before ordering.........bear in mind my dr is very unsupportive

puritanspride.co.uk/thyroid...

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helvella
helvellaAdministrator

Bear in mind that product contains a standard daily amount of iodine - 150 mcg.

You are bound to be consuming some iodine from elsewhere. So with that you would be over the recommended amount. Now iodine supplementation is a difficult area with some people claiming you should takes lots, some a modest amount, some none. Do your research on that before making up your mind.

I am in the cautious group but I could be wrong.

It also contains a pretty large amount of B6. Some people say that is OK - others suffer nasty side-effects.

Rod

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mandy72

Thanks Rod

ill have a nosey about

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helvella
helvellaAdministrator
in reply to mandy72

This paper might be of interest:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/235...

Rod

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Neeta-K

I was taking supplements extremely similar to these. It did make my TSH go from 5.09 to 1.55 and it did raise my FT4 and FT3. It also seemed to convert my T4 to T3 better! It helped my eyelashes and eyebrows stop shedding! But I stopped when I was put on Levothyroxine. After 5 weeks on Levo my eyelashes & brows started shedding again. My TSH went up but my FT4 went up BUT my FT3 went down! I haven't gone back on them because I have read a lot about using iodine for thyroid problems being controversial. I wouldn't go back on them without having my iodine tested. Also read some controversial things about L-Tyrosine and Ashwagandha Extract. I wish we knew more because they did work, BUT my TPO went from being negative to positive which isn't good. Dunno if this was because of the supplements or something else.

My experience does seem to confirm that people who can't convert there FT4 to FT3 are missing certain vitamins/minerals..

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Dee1
Dee1
in reply to Neeta-K

Hi Neeta-K. I am very interested in what supplements you were taking. Could you let me know? Thanks . Dee

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Neeta-K
Neeta-K
in reply to Dee1

Hi Dee. They are called Thorne Thyrocsin. Here's a link with reviews;

amazon.com/THORNE-RESEARCH-...

But be careful. I took 2 tablets a day for 1 month in order to get the results in my last post. The iodine content is 225mcg for 2 tablets. I read;

RDA (Recommended daily amount)

'The RDA for iodine is 150mcg, 220mcg in pregnancy and 290mcg during breast feeding. Many experts believe that the research shows we need more than 150mcg daily for optimal thyroid, immune and hormone function and possibly cancer prevention.'

I found out about them as my uncle in Canada uses them, because his TSH went up and he got depressed, had hair loss and weight gain. He says he's well on them (he's never taken thyroid medication) but he's never had his TPO checked!

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rsae56

Dr. David Brownstein writes some exellent must read books:

1. Iodine, Why you need it Why you can't live without it. 2. Overcoming Thyroid disorders.

Extremely helpfull!!!

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Neeta-K

this is interesting;

Safety of Iodine

Like other trace elements, you can have too much iodine. The European upper safety limit has been set at 600 mcg. However to put iodine safety levels in perspective, the Japanese consume around 100 times the RDA on a daily basis in their seaweed rich diet! Interestingly, they have lower levels of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer and less fibrocystic breast disease.

Occasionally, people who have high levels of halogens in their bodies, will initially feel unwell when taking iodine as a result of the toxic halogens leaving the body. People who are very deficient in iodine can be hyper sensitive to iodine supplementation. However this can be overcome by very slowly increasing the intake. Urine iodine levels can be tested through a nutrition practitioner - this test is not available on the NHS.

Iodine should not be supplemented with certain medications such as those for an overactive thyroid and high blood pressure. Always check with a practitioner if in any doubt.

From; nutritionistlondon.co.uk/Io...

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PD01
PD01
in reply to Neeta-K

Apparently, as well as the lower cancer rates, Japanese also have more hypothyroid because of the high iodine - read it recently, probably BPs book?

Philip

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ennogh

Not all thyroid problems are caused by iodine deficiency, so your levels might be fine and supplementing it would be unnecessary. They get it from kelp as well, I assume they are able to get the precise amount in? Because if you take kelp, you never know how much iodine is in it; it differs a lot.

B6 can indeed give you bad side effects, such as tingling in arms and legs.

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