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i have hypothyroidism is plexus slim safe to take?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes, but why?: You can take it, as long as your thyroid is being treated appropriately -- but why> it has never been scientifically shown to help lose weight or treat any know human medical problem. The only thing that will lost weight is your wallet. Eat sensibly and exercise, save your money and your health. Don't believe medical info on tv or the internet.
Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Probably: Plexus slim is an otc supplement. The major ingredient appears to be a non digestible starch that may make you feel full so that you eat less (though there are no studies that show any efficacy in humans). You should be sure to take your thyroid medication on an empty stomach, many hours before any supplements.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 20 years experience
Plexus Slim: I googled the ingredients of plexus slim and did not find anything that would be harmful in hypothyroidism. Keep in mind that there is no significant evidence that anything in plexus slim will help you lose weight.

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