Advice on selenium and zinc and endocrinologist - Thyroid UK

Thyroid UK
109,268 members126,945 posts

Advice on selenium and zinc and endocrinologist


Hello everyone

Do any of you take selenium and zinc ? If so zinc with copper?

I don’t want to mess with my system but I just got my bloods and TSH 0.5 (0.27-4.2 mU/L) and T4 22.1 (12-22 pmol/L).

I was quite upset that they didn’t do T3 like I asked. GP said Lab decide if normal no need to do.

These were done 26hours After last dose of thyroxine.

Also I have referral (private sadly) to see Dr David Dove or Dr Ian Galen (Berkshire)

Could anyone with experience if either private message me?

Thanks so much again to you all

Polly x

7 Replies

Get copper tested before taking any. Hypos usually have low zinc and high copper. :)

in reply to greygoose

Ah that’s good to know GG. Where is best place to get copper tested ?

Thanks v much

P x


You will need full thyroid and vitamin testing via Medichecks or Blue Horizon BEFORE seeing any consultant

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4, TT4, FT3 plus TPO and TG thyroid antibodies and also very important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. When on Levothyroxine, don't take in the 24 hours prior to test, and if on T3 don't take in 12 hours prior to test, delay and take straight after. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

in reply to SlowDragon

Thanks Slow Dragon did you mean these tests can be done by both these companies from a finger prick rather than having to get phlebotomist to do?

Thx v much


in reply to Polly91

Yes lots of people on here do DIY finger prick test

Personally I pay the £25 extra and go to nearest private hospital ....making sure to get there at 8.30am and fasted (but drink plenty of water). I take Levo and T3 immediately after, dropping blood tests in main post box on way home. Waiting an hour before eating breakfast

I take Natures Aid Selenium it has cofactors Zinc, Copper, A, C, E and B6 which are all in balance

I will look into that thank you Missimal

You may also like...