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Thyrotain

Thyrotain

It is no secret that no two supplement companies are equal. The same supplement produced by two different companies can have distinct effects for the same person due to the ...

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Bladderwrack and Thyroid Benefits

Bladderwrack and Thyroid Benefits

What is Bladderwrack? Many of you might have never heard of the plant bladderwrack. But, this should be a word to add to your vocabulary in the way it connects with your thyroid. ...

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Copper and Thyroid Benefits

Copper and Thyroid Benefits

How does Copper work? We all love copper, don’t we? Copper looks great in the kitchen with a variety of cups and pots, but it is also great for the body as well. Copper is a very ...

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Thyroid and Hair Loss

Thyroid and Hair Loss

The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland releases hormones that regulate metabolism and participates in numerous bodily functions including breathing, cholesterol levels, body ...

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Thorne Research Thyrocsin

Thorne Research Thyrocsin

Thorne Research was founded over 30 years ago, but it has only recently emerged into the spotlight due to their involvement with sports nutrition. About a year ago, they partnered ...

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What You Should Know about the Thyroid Feedback Loop

What You Should Know about the Thyroid Feedback Loop

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland which produces hormones that travel through the blood to all parts of your body, where they do their work. Hormones produced by ...

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Herbs for Thyroid Health

Herbs for Thyroid Health

The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands and it has a major influence on your entire body. For example, thyroid hormones are vital for healthy metabolism and weight ...

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Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease

Many people do not know much about the thyroid in the body until it begins to act up and causes issues. A malfunctioning thyroid can cause metabolism imbalances, blood pressure ...

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Effects of Kelp for Thyroid

Effects of Kelp for Thyroid

The thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck, creates hormones which are directed through the body to varying areas. The thyroid, which is connected to the spinal cord, is ...

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Bacopa Monnieri – Effects and benefits on the Thyroid Gland

Bacopa Monnieri – Effects and benefits on the Thyroid Gland

Herbal medicine refers to the use of plant-based products and infusions to treat ailments and maintain health. Various parts of plants are used depending on the required effect ...

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    Thyroid Advisor June 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Topical applications of Iodine would definitely help raise Iodine levels within your body. This in turn would help most cases of hypothyroidism.

    But if you are asking if Iodine absorbed through the skin alone will cure hypothyroidism, it is unlikely as most people have an under active thyroid due to a multitude of reasons and not just one deficiency.

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    Thyroid Advisor June 21, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Hi Alison,

    Very unlikely. The vitamins, minerals, and herbs in these supplements can be used by other organs and help in that regard, but no hormones can be produced through these supplements, without a thyroid.

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    Thyroid Advisor June 21, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Hi Stella,

    As I mentioned before, I am restricted from doing so, so that potential bias or favoritism cannot be introduced. You would have to change it from your end.

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    Thyroid Advisor June 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Stella,

    It’s great that you found a thyroid supplement that works for you!

    I definitely agree with you that the scoring tool could be better and more intuitive. The general idea is that you have to score every category of the thyroid supplement, where 0 is the lowest score and 10 is the highest score.

    For the side effects scoring option, I guess a better wording would be “Lack of Side Effects.” If there wasn’t any side effects, then the score would be a 10 ideally. If you experienced a lot of negative side effects, the score would be given a 0.

    I guess it’s not very intuitive now that I read your comment and thought about it, but unfortunately I did not design the tool.

    Hopefully you can update your score if you wish to do so, so that it better reflects the true score of the product (I am unable to do so from my side.)

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    Thyroid Advisor June 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Colleen,

    I highly doubt the answer I will give you in this reply will satisfy your questions and inquires.

    I’ve talked with people who decided to try Ashwagandha by itself or in combination with other supplements. They said it changed their lives. They were no longer brought down by their thyroid. No more “blah” feelings or foggy moments. They stopped taking prescription medicines and, for lack of better words I guess, felt a lot younger (even though they most certainly did not look it!) It is possible that you would be part of this group.

    I’ve also talked with people for whom Ashwagandha did little or nothing, albeit a smaller amount of people. It didn’t change their lives and it didn’t boost their energy. They wore their faces throughout their body. They stopped taking Ashwagandha and embarked on yet another search for a solution to their problems. It is possible that you would be part of this group as well.

    It is also possible that you would be somewhere in the middle, like most are. Unfortunately, similar to medicines, Ashwagandha seems to have more profound effects on some people than others. Though, on average it does seem to have a positive effect on people.

    So, it depends. As I said earlier, this is not probably the answer you want to hear, if you were looking for a binary – yes, no – reply.

    I am hesitant to give you direction in one way or another. You are on a potent combination of prescription thyroid medications. In my opinion, no one should tell you – especially someone over the internet who lacks any medical degrees whatsoever (me!) – what to specifically take or not to take.

    It is potentially worth exploring? I think so. I think everyone should try Ashwagandha and other herbs at some point in their lives to see how the benefits are for them.

    Should you get off your doctors prescribed medication? In my opinion, I think that would be a mistake. He most likely knows a lot more about you then I do, and choose those specific drugs for a reason.

    Can you combine Ashwagandha with other prescription drugs? I am not a doctor. With that being said, I have not read any reports that would indicate it is dangerous. But that will be for you to decide.

    Hopefully this reply helps a bit.

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    Thyroid Advisor May 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    It would probably be best to ask your doctor about it first.

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    Thyroid Advisor April 25, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I don’t think any supplement can be a replacement for a drug your doctor recommended you take. Supplements are often safe on their own, but may interact with other drugs, so I would ask your doctor or the drug manufacturer first.

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    Thyroid Advisor April 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    In my opinion, likely not, but I would ask Nature Thyroid to be sure before combining supplements and drugs.

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    Thyroid Advisor April 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Not sure, but I would assume so since it works well.

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    Thyroid Advisor March 20, 2017 at 1:36 am

    If you have had your thyroid removed, in my opinion it is impossible for a dietary supplement to help you. You will likely need to take T4 drugs such as levothyroxine for the rest of your life.

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    Thyroid Advisor March 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I can’t imagine why it would not be, but not sure how effective it will be for you if your thyroid is causing you to lose a large amount of weight.

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    Thyroid Advisor February 23, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I’m a bit puzzled by what exactly you are trying to say, but regardless, diagnosing thyroid issues over the internet is very difficult and something that I am not qualified for.

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    Thyroid Advisor February 1, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Absolutely. Everyone is unique and should find what works best for them.

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    Thyroid Advisor February 1, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Most sources seem to recommend taking supplements while pregnant, but there are some that do not. I would think there would not be an issue, but you should always ask your doctor to make sure.

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    Thyroid Advisor December 16, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    It is not absolutely necessary to continue taking thyrobin. So, if you feel that your thyroid levels are back to normal you can stop taking it. However, if you start to feel the symptoms of hypothyroidism again, it might be helpful to recontinue taking the supplement.

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    Thyroid Advisor September 7, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Not sure, but I would lean towards a no. There are a lot of drug interactions with Levothyroxine as seen here: https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/levothyroxine.html. This is a question you would have to ask your doctor and Rejuvica Health.

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    Thyroid Advisor September 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Hey Kim,

    It depends on each person as everyone seems to react differently. Some people might notice great effects with one brand and another won’t feel any difference. You can visit our top list here: https://thyroidadvisor.com/top-supplements/ to see what works for most people.

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    Thyroid Advisor July 27, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Good Points! These are the most common groups of people to have this deficiency in my experience. However, you are certainly correct, they are not the only ones.