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Doctor insights on: Signs Symptoms Of Kelp Overdose

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How much sea kelp can a person take without overdosing?

How much sea kelp can a person take without overdosing?

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

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Will kelp really help the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Will kelp really help the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

No: Kelp is a type of seaweed that is high in iodine iodine is required for the body to synthesize thyroid hormone, but. If you have hypothyroidism, however, your thyroid is unable to produce thyroid hormone no matter how much iodine you take in. ...Read more

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Can taking high doses of Kelp cause a false high TSH reading? I don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

Can taking high doses of Kelp cause a false high TSH reading? I don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

Kelp and hypothyroid: Https://health. Clevelandclinic. Org/2014/09/thyroid-issues-what-you-need-to-know-about-diet-and-supplements/

Kelp in capsule form can affect the thyroid, best to avoid. Would stop all kelp resume a nromal diet and repeat studies in 6 weeks. Hypothyroidism is common in young females and the TSH may swing between normal /abnormal for months till it totally becomes abnormal. F/u w/ednocrinologist ...Read more

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Should I take sea kelp tablets?

Should I take sea kelp tablets?

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

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Sea kelp and t4, is this okay?

Sea kelp and t4, is this okay?

Kelp: Regrettably Yes and No! As far as I can gather no immediate harm would happen to your thyroid in the short term - provided of course that your thyroid is working properly. If you a taking any form of a thyroid med - for either under-active or over-active thyroid activity I would recommend you stay away from synthroid (thyroxine). It is worth spending some time at the library or on the web to get more info. ...Read more

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Islandic kelp. Good for thyroid?

Islandic kelp. Good for thyroid?

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

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How much iodine is in 1.25 mg of kelp powder?

How much iodine is in 1.25 mg of kelp powder?

Label: Check the label on the package it should give you an estimate. Since supplements such as this are not FDA regulated you never really know what is in them. Kelp is another name for seaweed. A good source of iodine. ...Read more

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What are kelp capsules good for? Losing weight?

What are kelp capsules good for? Losing weight?

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

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What is kelp used for in medicine and what are the side effects?

What is kelp used for in medicine and what are the side effects?

It really: Has no use....today...it contains Iodine so was used years ago to treat certain THYROID problems

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I take Rivaroxaban with a 150 mg tablet of Kelp twice a day Thanks?

Can I take Rivaroxaban with a 150 mg tablet of Kelp twice a day Thanks?

Yes: How much kelp do you take? There have been cases of iodine toxicity associated with too much seaweed. There is no known contraindication to taking kelp with your anticoagulant. ...Read more

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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 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?

Stop: Don't take any more kelp tablets. If diarrhea continues for more than 2 days, call your primary doctor. Until diarrhea resolves, stick to clear liquids and bland foods like rice, apple sauce, etc. Avoid high fiber and high fat. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking the vitamin kelp?

What are the benefits of taking the vitamin kelp?

Iodine: You are paying to eat dried green-brown seaweed. Kelp is not a vitamin, but it's got plenty of iodine in it, which is good especially if you life in a country where they don't iodize salt or you don't get iodine for whatever reason. Don't spend too much money on this or any other supplement; you're better off especially at your age building physical fitness. ...Read more

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Do I need to take kelp for hypothyroidism?

Do I need to take kelp for hypothyroidism?

NO!: In this country we have lots of I in our diet already. Hypothyroidism is treated with //////thyroxine supplementation. ...Read more

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Is kelp harmful for thyroid nodules?

No: Kelp is not harmful for anyone unless they are allergic to it or it is taken in excessive amounts. ...Read more