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Supplements - which ones do you take?

My Amazon basket overfloweth!

So many different suggestions from different sources. I'm at the stage of needing to control my illness - hashimotos-so understand there may be some that are only temporary.

I was just curious about what 'maintenance' supplements people take long-term, including dose? Also, do you get any additional tests done to monitor and how frequently?

Thanks.

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I take a multi vitamin without iodine, solgar iron and magnesium at night. More importantly you need to go gluten free

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Thanks. I'm gluten free but I had drifted. I am now 100% as I have learned the hard way that gluten really is not my friend! Do you get Vit D from multi vitamin?

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Better You vitamin D mouth spray is good as avoids poor gut function common with Hashimoto's

How low is your vitamin D?

What about folate, ferritin and B12 levels

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If you have Hashimoto's then most functional medics advise avoiding iodine

drknews.com/iodine-and-hash...

thyroidpharmacist.com/artic...

greygoose may give you the low down on her opinion of multivitamins

Definitely not recommended on here by most people

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Suggest you wait to see what folate, ferritin and B12 levels are after private blood test results

Definitely do not take any multivitamins or any B vitamins before testing or you won't get a true result

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That's really useful as I had started a multivit and was about to embark on some B12 drops and B1. I'll hold off until after testing. Thanks again!

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Any B12 in any supplements with skew base level in a test for weeks or months after

Best to test what you need first anyway

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Abbymeg,

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D3 2000iu, B12 5000iu, CoQ10, selenium, digestive enzymes, K2, Magnesium. Nutritional yeast and kefir, but more foods than supplements.

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I seem to rattle! Morning- B complex, B12 1000mcg, selenium 200mcg, vit C 1000mcg if feeling a bit sniffly, various probiotics and something called Equifem (which I take with caution as it contains 75mcg of iodine - was recommended by my functional nutritionist to balance hormones as going through menopause but I don’t intend to be on it long term as the iodine worries me.)

Lunch- 5000iU vit D, K2,

Late afternoon- iron and more Vit C

Supper- more probiotics

Bedtime- magnesium forte (was on citrate). Apparently the forte version is better for energy.

I last checked my B12, folate, ferritin and D3 back in November. All levels were good. I’m not sure when to test again but probably within the next 3 months.

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