I made a long Vit D post here but am splitting this lot out. healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...
I am currently taking
- Levothyroxine 100mcg (increased 4/7/16 from 75mcg)
- Vit D 1600iu colecalciferol
- H&B Calcium 333.3mg , Magnesium 133.3mg & Zinc 8.3mg
- Sainsbury's Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg
- Betteryou multivitamin spray (methyl b12 6mcg, d3 400iu, folic acid 400mcg, selenium 75mcg, b1 1.1mg b2 1.4mg k1 75mcg, b7 50mcg, iodine 150mcg, b5 6mg, a 600iu, b3 8mg, c 20mg)
- Betteryou B12 spray 1200 mcg
- H&B Iron 14mg & Vit C 60mg
I am aware that some of these amounts are not enough for my needs and so am looking to change my vitamin/mineral sources and amounts. I am also aware that the H&B vitamins/minerals are not of good enough quality so am looking to change those! Blood test results at end of post.
Timing - I usually take these just before bed on an empty stomach. Thoughts?
B12 - I am really keen to increase this. I'm going to buy the Jarrow Methyl B12 5000 lozenges and then once I've gone through that drop back to the spray at 1200.
Iron - I'd really like to increase this but I'm not sure what supplement size I should be looking for. I am also wondering if I should go for a liquid/spray version for a while? At least to get it up and then maybe maintain with a tablet? obviously I need Vit C as well and I think I saw 1000mg recommended somewhere?
Calcium/magnesium/zinc - should I continue supplementing this? or perhaps break it down and leave out calcium?
K2 - I know I need to add K2, can someone point me at a good source?
B-complex/Betteryou multiv spray - is the better you spray sufficient? I feel like it's going to be too small an amount, particularly for my folate which is midway through range.
Betteryou multivit spray - is there anything in here that I shouldn't be taking and should perhaps split out? I know it's got selenium and iodine in it.
26/3/15 16/7/15 11/9/15 15/10/15 2/8/15
TSH [0.2 - 4.0] 2.1 4.5 3.8 2.2 0.47
FT4 [10.0 - 20.0] 13.9 9.1 14.8 - -
Parathyroid [1.5 - 7.6] - - 3.4 8.5 -
Vit D [75 - 500] 86 61 - 65 72
Magnesium [0.7 - 1.0] 0.91 - - - 0.9
B12 [211 - 911] 390 423 419 - 440
Folate [5.4 - 24] 6.5 14.4 - - 13.9
Ferritin [10 - 322] 46 47 - - 81
Calcium [2.2 - 2.6] - - 2.29 2.17 2.39
Thank you all in advance for wading through this lot!