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Endocrinologist: Do you have a specific thyroid problem? If so, i would address this with your endocrinologist. When it comes to endocrinologic health problems i think it is definately better to take medications which have been standardized and researched adequately. ...Read more
Dubious supplement: Sea kelp is a widely-promoted "natural" source of iodine; unless you live in a part of the world where iodized salt is unavailable, there's no reason to supplement. The kelp concentrates environmental arsenic heavily but there's no reports of anybody becoming acutely ill. Taking lots of iodine can unmask hyperthyroidism. Talk with your physician. ...Read more
Kelp and thyroid: There is a lot of misinformation about the benefits of using iodine containing supplements and the thyroid. Though iodine is important in the creation of thyroid hormone iodine deficiency in the US is rare. I have seen more thyroid problems in patients taking kelp because of the high iodine content. In some people too much iodine can cause either over active or under active thyroid problems ...Read more
Source of iodine: Kelp is an excellent source of trace minerals, esp. Iodine. If one is deficient in iodine it can cause hypothyroidism which can cause weight gain, so if one is overweight and hypothyroid due to iodine deficiency then iodine can stimulate your thyroid and help weight loss. For more on kelp see http://www.Drlwilson.Com/articles/kelp.Htm. ...Read more
I took to kelp tablets in one day now I have severe diarehha and I do not feel well. Is there anything I should be doing?
I am borderline iodine deficient. My level is 47 mcg. To efficiently restore levels do you recommend lugos, ladoral, or kelp? What is a good dosage?
I've been taking a 225mcg of kelp daily for 30 days. The past two weeks i'm having trouble quenching my thirst. Could this be related?
Kelp and thirst: Possibly related. Try stopping kelp and see if it makes any difference. ...Read more
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