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Ndt and calcium glucarate - is it ok to supplement with this while on NDT?

Hello

Im struggling with horrendous pms and estrogen dominance and want to add calcium glucarate to my supplements . I take two grains NDT currently and wonder if the glucarate will be okay to add ? I know not to take it within 4 hours as it contains calcium but does anyone have thoughts on interactions other than this ? Thanks

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The following link states that thyroid hormones can be taken as long as you leave a large enough gap:

mayoclinic.org/diseases-con...

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You are probably aware already of this already but once your estrogen levels reduce you might find you need less thyroid medication.

healyourselfathome.com/HEAL...

Im on a tablet that totally blocks my bodies ability to make estrogen. Since being on it Ive had to reduce my thyroid med dose by half a grain....am on a ndt.

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Thanks both for the responses ! What tablet do you take waveylines?

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Apologies for the late reply Shsc -am on WPThyroid (natural dessicate Thyroid extract) however they've stopped making it. They say its coming back but who knows when -been out of production for over 6 months. So am shifting across to Acella NP Thyroid -also a ndt.

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I've not come across calcium glucarate before so can you say why you are taking it or interesting in starting? I am thinking if you are taking supplements you will be taking Vit D? Vit D also increases calcium levels but I understand we shouldn't be taking more calcium unless told to by a doctor.

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People often take this to support the body's detoxification process and regulate hormone metabolism. Calcium d-glucarate inhibits beta-glucuronidase, an enzyme associated with the body's detoxification processes. It facilitates the phase II glucuronidation pathway and the removal of toxins and excess steroid hormones from the body. Some people take it to lower excess oestrogen levels and as a cancer preventative.

examine.com/supplements/cal...

biofoundations.org/maintain...

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Thank you for explaining. As Helvella says below though there isn't much in the way of research so please be cautious.

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Shsc,

I think the answer might be that sufficient research has not been done.

I found very few papers at all:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?te...

Am not in a position to provide any advice or guidance, I am afraid.

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