Skin problems

Skin problems

This is horrible I know but I need to know if anyone else has this horrible problem due to Vit D and Hashimotos and if so has anything helped?

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  • Hi Steni,

    You may like to search for "Clever Cultures" - a probiotic, . . . . and consider a trial. The product was being offered on a money-back guarantee basis. Its marketing suggests a link between gut-bacteria . . . . . and skin on feet ! ! ? Strange ? Unconsidered ? Unexpected ?

    See what you think . . . . and will be interested to know of your first and later impressions, as applicable.

    Sid A.

  • How does Clever Cultures differ from any other brand containing the same strains of bacteria? I'm assuming you're meaning the Athletes Foot one?

    For example - contains the strains:

    Lactoccus lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophiles, Bifidobacterium longum,

    doesn't tell you how many organisms per capsule, costs £14.99 for one month's supply (60 caps)

    Compare with which contains the same strains plus more:

    Bacillus subtilis PXN 21, Bifidobacterium spp. (B. bifidum PXN 23, B. breve PXN 25, B. infantis PXN 27, B. longum PXN 30), Lactobacillus spp. (L. acidophilus PXN 35, L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus PXN 39, L. casei PXN 37, L. plantarum PXN 47, L. rhamnosus PXN 54, L. helveticus PXN 45, L. salivarius PXN 57), Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis PXN 63, Streptococcus thermophilus PXN 66],

    Tells you there are 2 billion live organisms per capsule, costs less than £20 for 120 caps and you take 1 or 2 per day so between 2 and 4 months' supply.

  • Other similar ( - or even "better") products may be available - appreciate you bringing one alternative to our attention. I'm neither vouching for the CC probiotic mentioned, nor recommending it . . . . . but only cite it as one option ( - which may or not be effective) given Steni's starting thread.

    What we all want to know is (I suspect) how effective are these products, esp. with those who are known to have a chronic illness. It would be wonderful, if they were 100% effective ( - or even close to it) but at least one company is prepared to put its money where its advertising mega-phone is ( or was !) ! Do they still offer a money-back guarantee ? [It seems so - see below !]

    Note: it says "Ten billion friendly bacteria per dose" and they did have their own site, . . . . on which there may be more information, as well as confirmation of whether the money-back offer is still available !

    [Who counts these ? And how do they know they're "friendly" ? And, is more always better ? 2 aspirins good, . . . . so even 4 better ? Jestful questions, . . . . . ! ]

    Nonetheless, clarify (again) this is for information . . . . . . and not a recommendation to anyone !

  • I note it does say, on the cited Amzn page for this:

    "Legal Disclaimer

    60 Day Money Back Guarantee Your satisfaction is really important to us. We have such trust in our product that if you are not completely satisfied with the results, for any reason, we will refund you the cost of the product."

    Seems to be like a genuine ( - "nothing to lose" ?) offer !

    Can also be ordered directly:

  • OK, just wondered if that make was known to be more bioavailable than others.

  • SA,

    A recollection that a transparent & proficient 40 billion is BETTER ! ! ! ... ;o)) ..

  • And from where is that opinion ? Do you have a reference ? And why do they have to be transparent ? ? ?

    [[I still can't get over somebody has to count these - a job for those with immense concentration and great numerate skills ! Wonder if we're talking about UK billion, or US billion - there is a difference; not everything is BIGGER over there !]]


  • Why Kai,

    But isn't my snarling, growling microbiomial's enemy's enemy . . . . . . actually my (microbiomial) friend ( - smiling, . . . . or not !) ? ? ?

    A chess-game, . . . . or perhaps "game of thrones/germ-warfare of micro-biomes . . . . . with many more than only two sides ( - the "good" . . . . and the "bad").

    Oi vey . . . . . . rapidly, the complexity escalates . . . . . . exponentially !

    Sid A

  • Perhaps, . . . . ignorance IS bliss after all !


  • All I can say is that dry skin is very common with hypo. It may be how fats are metabolized in the gut. I used to use vaseline at night and wear socks and maybe others will have a better idea.

  • Try taking evening primrose oil capsules

    It works brilliantly on those awful scaly patches on scalp thatvplagued my Hashis husband also take at least 2000mg vitamin C spread out during the day and take a good compound vitamin B at night

    Try simply rubbing in a good hand cream rather than vaseline every night

    Hashimotos hypothyroid trashes the levels of vit C vit B and zinc

  • I have this too only not quite as bad.mindidmt realise it was related to Zhashus which i have too . And my nails just flake and break. Will follow your post with interest and will be trying the pro biotic suggested by Sid below. Will try amything

  • I have similar problem Sid and am going to try as you suggest. Thank you. Will let you know how it goes


  • I meant my vitamin D which my endocrinologist thinks could be a contributing factor. And no I know I don't drink enough water, but can't seem to make my self

  • You didn't say if your vitamin D was low or is low, so I don't understand what you mean regarding your vitamin D. My only suggestion right now is, Vitamin D, Omega 3 Oils, water, etc.

  • Sorry I meant it is low.

  • Thank you. So your vitamin D was LOW. When were you tested, what was the nmol or ng result, and what is it now? And what dose are you taking?

    You should also consider consuming Omega 3 Oils and increasing your water intake.

  • My feet tend to dry, hard skin. Always have done, but definitely worse when hypothyroid.

    I have found the CCS Foot Care Cream of huge benefit (also their heel balm). I use it most days.

    This is one link but you might very well find another source that is less expensive:

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