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Ashwagana - safe for Hashi's ?

Hi, everyone - hearing that Ashwagana is a very good herb to help with Thyroid problems, but one study suggested in might hane adverse effect on Autoimmiune disease - does this mean Hashi's although( I had RAI done 30 years ago? I am on T4 replacement only - 120mcg- and current TSH is 0.1 which I feel good on but GP doesn't like it - wants the TSH to be above 2!

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Hwwbrand, some posts on Ashwagandha

TSH of most people on thyroid replacement is comfortable around 1.0 although some need it lower or suppressed to feel well. Read Dr. A. Toft's comments in this link Email if you want a copy of the full article to show your GP.


Strangely, I have just read an article on Ashwagana, which said it improved Testosterone levels. I'm sure someone here can explain how this might affect thyroidism.


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