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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Should I take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Should I take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Vitamin D won't help: If you truly have hypothyroidism the treatment is to take thyroid hormone prescribed by a doctor who has reviewed your thyroid test results. Vitamin d is not the treatment for thyroid problems. ...Read more

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I am taking thytprohin pmg, a food supplement. How long does it take the medication to leave my system? I don't want it to effect future thyroid panel

I am taking thytprohin pmg, a food supplement. How long does it take the medication to leave my system? I don't want it to effect future thyroid panel

Read package label: Typically these types of products come with label inserts inside the boxes or on the panels of the boxes with instructions and information such as what you ask. Another resource would be the internet at the website of the company or their toll-free phone number which they likely publish on their website. Some products may even have 24 hour hotlines set up to answer specific questions. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take thyroid booster supplement?

Would it be okay to take thyroid booster supplement?

No: There are no thyroid boosters, they just "boost" the money out of your pocket and into theirs. Your thyroid doesn't need a boost. If it doesn't function properly there is real and legitimate medication to fix it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Which type of diet supplement is safe with thyroid meds?

Practically anything: Just remember, don't take anything for at least 30 minutes after your thyroid dosing - no vitamins, no milks, no prescriptions, etc. You can have clear liquids. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement to cover adrenal and thyroid support?

What is the best supplement to cover adrenal and thyroid support?

No supplements: You do not need supplements to support normal glands. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, and let your glands respond normally to the stresses of life. ...Read more

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What supplement/s to cover adrenal and thyroid support is the best?

What supplement/s to cover adrenal and thyroid support is the best?

Why supplements?: Your thyroid and adrenals are precisely regulated by the pituitary and other factors. If your thyroid and adrenal are functioning normally, then you don't need supplements, and they will not help you. If your thyroid or adrenals are underactive, then you need to take hormone replacement. Best done by a doctor who knows about this (eg. An endocrinologist). Not someone who sells his own supplement. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a thyroid supplement be used with garcinia cambrogia?

Please tell me, could a thyroid supplement be used with garcinia cambrogia?

Garcinia cambrogia: There should be no issue with this. It is helpful for some weight loss and also for diabetes.

Nobody needs a thyroid supplement.

Patients with low thyroid levels need replacement with thyroxine not a thyroid "supplement"!!

Often these not well produced supplements are more expensive than prescribed meds and are certainly worse most often. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take thyroid support supplement even if my thyroid is healthy?

No need: "thyroid support" supplement often contains a lot of iodine (often through kelp). Taking such a supplement may set a person up for hypothyroidism as too much iodine will turn off the thyroid gland. If the thyroid and its function are normal, there isn't anything thyroid to treat. "thyroid support" supplements won't prevent a thyroid problem from occuring, but may cause one. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight if I don't have a thyroid. I'm currently taking supplements.

How can I loose weight if I don't have a thyroid. I'm currently taking supplements.

Calorie control: Thyroid medication completely replaces the function of your missing thyroid gland, verified by lab tests. Weight loss is accomplished by taking in less calories than what is burned. Emphasize fresh fruit, green vegetables, whole grain cereal, and lean meat. Avoid sugar, fats, sodium, and starch - like corn, beans, rice, potatoes, bread, and pasta. See your doctor for thyroid management and diet. ...Read more

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Will having thyroid problem at 64 affect cost of medicare supplement insurance next year?

Will having thyroid problem at 64 affect cost of medicare supplement insurance next year?

Talk to your doctor: You'll have to discuss this with your doctor. He/she will have all of the particulars that will have to be taken into consideration when deciding this. ...Read more

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Is there any way to keep thyroid glands healthy, such as supplements?

Is there any way to keep thyroid glands healthy, such as supplements?

Iodine rich foods: There is definitely an association with benign enlargement of the thyroid gland, called a goiter, and a low iodine diet. For this reason, iodine was added to table salt in many areas. Japanese are taking iodine supplements in an attempt to protect the gland from radiation exposure. Reports of the value of both practices are mixed: goiter improves, but overproduction of thyroid hormone can result. ...Read more

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Can I mix my thyroid pill and calcium supplement?

Yes and no: Hi. Calcium can impair gastrointestinal absorption of thyroid hormone, so taking them together you might fractionally lower the amount of thyroid hormone your body is getting. However thyroid hormone is very cheap, and we can adjust the thy. Hormone dose under those circumstances so that you get the right amount absorbed; if that makes compliance with your thyroid and calcium easier/better, do it ...Read more

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Are there any diet supplements for thyroid issues?

Are there any diet supplements for thyroid issues?

Iodine, Zinc: Along with b-100 (b-complex), vitamin c, magnesium, l-carnitine has been shown to help the body convert T4 to T3 (liothyronine) the active form of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What are some OTC supplements are best to help low thyroid?

Mugwort (Artemisia): Many otc supplements are promoted for treating "low thyroid" (such as l-tyrosine, kelp, forskolin, raw thyroid glandular, mugwort, bitters, bayberry and goldenseal). For a true low thyroid condition, it is essential to measure blood levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormones to monitor treatment. Usually prescription thyroid hormone (or thyroid extract) is needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have iron supplement for thyroid protection?

What to do if I have iron supplement for thyroid protection?

See below: The thyroid and iron have no relation with each other. Taking iron will not prevent the onset of thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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What will milk products do to people who take thyroid supplements?

Thyroid: Soy products including milk can bind to levithroxine and prevent absorption or cause erratic absorption. I am not aware that milk itself can affect thyroid replacement otherwise. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin or supplement than can keep my thyroid levels even?

Is there a vitamin or supplement than can keep my thyroid levels even?

No: They're all internet scams. Don't waste your money. Listen to your doctor instead. Don't get your medical information from tv, friends, or the internet. ...Read more

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Which medications or supplements interfere with thyroid blood tests results?

Which medications or supplements interfere with thyroid blood tests results?

Depends: Upon which blood tests are drawn. There are older tests than can be affected by estrogen or testosterone. The modern tests are immune to such interference, but certain meds and supplements can alter thyroid function, which could be reflected in abnormal thyroid test results. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is 650 mcg of iodine too much to supplement with and could it cause enlarged thyroid?

Is 650 mcg of iodine too much to supplement with and could it cause enlarged thyroid?

IodineSupplement: Chronic use of Iodine supplement can cause Hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, and higher risk of thyroid cancer.Can cause thyroid enlargement rarely
Can irritate stomach. Can cause fever, rapid heart beat and Congstive Heart Failure
Most adults need 200 microgram of Iodine every day and 1 Teaspoonful of iodised salt contains 400micrograms of Iodine ...Read more

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I am taking elevit with iodine and have just been diagnosed with over active thyroid I am thinking it's because of these supplements. Should I change?

I am taking elevit with iodine and have just been diagnosed with over active thyroid I am thinking it's because of these supplements. Should I change?

Possibly: Excessive iodine can cause thyroid problems-including goiter and abnormal lab tests. Please tell your doctor who is testing you--it is very important in how we interpret these tests. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements are used for reducing thyroid problems?

What herbal supplements are used for reducing thyroid problems?

Many available: Consult certified herbalist
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Can taking too many iodine supplements cause an overactive thyroid?

Can taking too many iodine supplements cause an overactive thyroid?

There are: Certain thyroid conditions that can develop into an overactive thyroid with ingesting of very large amounts of iodine, but it is uncommon except when you get iodine contrast intravenously. ...Read more

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Is it true that taking probiotic supplements can make an autoimmune thyroid condition worse?

Unknown: There are no good clinical studies looking at most supplements, including probiotics as to whether they are of benefit or harmful. ...Read more

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I have nodules at both thyroid site, is there anything I can do to prevent nodules from getting bigger? Does taking Ginseng supplements help?

Not really: If you have nodules in your thyroid gland you may have nodular goiter. Ginseng supplement may waste your time, please see a doctor for proper treatment ...Read more

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What supplements are beneficial for hyper thyroid and sinuses patients?

What supplements are beneficial for hyper thyroid and sinuses patients?

Absolutely none: No supplements are beneficial for hyperthyroidism, and some (as well as many medications) may contain ingredients that can interact with an elevated level of thyroid hormone and have dangerous consequences. Do not begin any supplements, otc or rx medication without consulting your physician. ...Read more

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Hair is falling from all over the body. Thyroid is ok. It isn't genetic. I am taking b12 shots and vitamin d and iron supplements. What is the reason?

Hair is falling from all over the body. Thyroid is ok. It isn't genetic. I am taking b12 shots and vitamin d and iron supplements. What is the reason?

Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have Propecia (finasteride) (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more