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Does Coffee Really Interfere With Thyroid Medication Absorption
I drink coffee in morning can that affect my thyroid medication? I also take metformin, could that affect absorption?
Immediately Whenever: All vitamins are single molecules so plentiful in most foods that humans have not retained all genes/proteins to manufacture out of other molecules, typically missing just 1 step. Food is a complex mix of billions of molecules & body's digestive process deals with the absorption complexities. Yet some people promote fear of ingesting some molecules not in optimal order; rarely a significant issue. ...Read more
If I am taking B12 "sublingually", then, would drinking a small cup of coffee disturb the B12 absorption?
NO: by the time it dissolves under your tongue- it should be absorbed and not affected by coffee. ...Read more
If coffee inhibits iron absorption, how long should I wait to take iron and vit c supplements or do I need to abstain from coffee?
Iron deficiency : If you have a poor iron status or are at high risk of iron deficiency, it would be prudent to avoid drinking both coffee and tea specially with meals. Regarding how long to take iron, this depends on your haemoglobin level and it is better to consult a hematologist if you have iron deficiency. ...Read more
Is it better to drink tea/coffee right after a meal or couple of hours later? Can drinking tea/coffee immediately after food restrict iron absorption?
I take thyroid pills throughout the day. I drink two cups of coffee with milk. How long should I wait before taking my next dose?
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