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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?


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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


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?


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


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



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!


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


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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