When to take Nature Throid?

Does anyone know whether Nature-Throid (a U.S. thyroid med) should be taken at least an hour before eating? I know my Levothyroxine and T3 also should be about that amount of time before eating, but Nature-Throid isn't so clearly advised on the pharmacy label. Also, are there any other restrictions that are generally accepted about taking this medicine? Thanks for anything!

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  • Hello

    I take Nature Throid at night on going to bed - seems to work well for me - been taking it for nearly 2 years.


  • Thanks, Sheenah!

  • I am on 2 grains NT and split my doses - one first thing one mid afternoon. I don't eat 1 hour either side and don't drink tea with milk either for the same amount of time

    You're not taking it as well as t3 and levo?

  • No, I'm not on it actually. I wanted to know for my daughter, who's over here from America with a prescription that will run out before she goes back. I came across something that said to take it with food which sort of surprised me ... so I thought I'd put the question out as there are so many well informed people on Health Unlocked, and I'd prefer to go by 'anecdotal' evidence, or else a good report. The ratio of T4 to T3 doesn't seem to be what I take myself - it seems to be about 50:50 with Nature-Throid. No idea whether this makes any difference. With my dose I always take it on an empty tum - as you say you do. Thanks!

  • Food interferes with the uptake of thyroid hormones. If you've eaten before your dose it should be taken around 2 to 2.5 hours after food particularly protein.

  • Any thyroxine should be taken on an empty stomach.

  • thank you, Glynisrose

  • Take if first thing as with levothyroxine with a glass of water and don't eat for approx hour. If taking evening dose you allow at least 2 hours after eating or 2.5 hours if you've eaten protein.

    I am sure you will feel a big difference and that it wont be long till you feel well.

    Do you know if you are on levo already you just switch to the equivalent dose of NDT.

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