Magnesium and T3

Hi

I know not to take my magnesium anywhere near my levothyroxine, but does the 4 hour rule extend to T3 too? The best time for me to take my second dose of T3 is at night-time (any other time affects my sleep) but I also take my magnesium glycinate at night-time. I'm concerned that taking them close together is affecting the T3 absorption. How far apart do they need to be?

Thanks

Helen

(PS Am on 100mcg levothyroxine and 20 mcg of liothyronine)

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  • I've been experimenting with that. I read somewhere, when I was looking for something else, that they should be taken six hours apart. Then, I couldn't find it again, so started experimenting. Even taking them four hours apart, my skin had started becoming scaly - always a first sign for me. So, I eventually found that the best gap was six hours. Which; of course, makes things awkward if you take your T3 at night, like I do. So, I take my magnesium mid-afternoon. I never found it relaxing, anyway.

  • greygoose may I ask why you take your T3 at night? What advantage is there in doing that? What happened when you took it in the morning?

  • Nothing happened, I just find it more convenient to take at night.

  • How much magnesium do you take greygoose?

  • 400 mg daily. :)

  • Me too. May try taking earlier. Cheers

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