Should I take Selenium?
I have Hashimoto's and I am slowly weaning myself towards a gluten free diet.
Can anybody advise if I should also take Selenium? I have heard it can help decrease my antibodies?
Dotty1340 Selenium is a useful supplement for a hypo patient and especially so if you have Hashi's. It helps with conversion of T4 to T3 and is supposed to help reduce antibodies.
Great! Thanks for replying. Would you recommend any particular brand or dose? Thanks.
A nice small tablet, no unpleasant odour like a lot of selenium supplements seem to have, and frequently on 3 for 2 but unfortunately you've just missed that, it ended on 28th February. Usual dose for Hashi's patients is 200mcg, no more.
Selenium is known to help thyroid function.
An Endo also mentioned this in a lecture for Thyroid Eye Disease at Moorfields Hospital.
Thanks for replying. Useful to know.
Can I jump in here and ask about a brand of Selenium I recently bought....Food State Selenium.
I read somewhere quite a few worrying things about taking Selenium so am yet to start them, I am on 100mg Levo, HRT, Sertraline, Magnesium, Vit D.
My daughter who is only 10 has recently been diagnosed with Hashi's and is not on medication, other than Vit D, I wonder if kids can take it?
If you have any knowledge that may help I'd love to hear it, thank you.
I was started on Selenium nearly 30 years ago when first diagnosed but told I must take Zinc as well as they work together.
question is; i was taking 400mg of selenium a day when I was taking Levo to help with the conversion...
to hear from the doctor because I have high TSH and also high free t4, I've previously put these results...
since I started it. I do have low ferratin and possible adrenal issues have not been checked for that...
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