Which supplements?

Hello, I have Hashimoto's (TGA 248, TPO 342) and have been feeling generally rubbish for ages on levothyroxine. So I'm thinking of trying to change to NDT. I've seen things advising that it might be advisable to support adrenal function and take supplements first and was advised to take Nutri Adrenal, Nutri Thyroid, T-Convert, and Thyro Complex. This seems a lot to me! Can anyone give me any advice about this list? or is there anything else I should take?

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  • Repton1,

    If you don't need adrenal support when taking Levothyroxine you don't need it simply because you are switching to NDT. Nutri-Adrenal is adrenal supplement the other three are thyroid supplements.

  • Be vary wary of these so-called thyroid supplements. Always look at and research the ingredients.

    T-Convert contains 75 mg magnesium, part of which is magnesium oxide. So what you actually absorb is so little as to be not worth the bother. It also contains tiny amounts of zinc and copper - you probably don't need the copper - and a tiny amount of selenium. Not enough to really help conversion.

    Thyro Complex has been discontinued, anyway.

    You would be far better off getting tested for vit D, vit B12, folate and ferritin, and working out a supplement regime from there. Yes, you do have a lot of pills to take when you are hypo. But, the point is, if you have nutritional deficiencies, no form of thyroid hormone replacement is going to work for you - especially not NDT. Plus, these deficiencies cause symptoms of their own, so could be the reason you don't feel well. Best to get tested. :)

  • Thanks - you've helped me get things in perspective.

  • You're welcome. :)

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