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

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Shiv Gaglani
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Shiv Gaglani
Shiv Gaglani
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
If the low thyroid is truely hypothyroidism then a medical evaluation is manditory. The common type is an autoimmune disease which always requires medical treatment. Don't waste the effort on supplements etc. Find the problem and then treat the cause.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hmm....

Honestly; there may be 'supplements' out there that are supposed to "promote thyroid health" but in my opinion if you have a low thyroid you should have your doctor examine you; you may need true thyroid replacement(e.
g. Synthroid, (thyroxine) etc.) and possibly a referral to be evaluated by an endocrinologist.

In brief: Hmm....

Honestly; there may be 'supplements' out there that are supposed to "promote thyroid health" but in my opinion if you have a low thyroid you should have your doctor examine you; you may need true thyroid replacement(e.
g. Synthroid, (thyroxine) etc.) and possibly a referral to be evaluated by an endocrinologist.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Since thyroid pills are cheap and easy to get they are the most reliable way to replace them (with a prescription).
Otc or "natural" thyroid replacements are unreliable. Anyway... Have your thyroid hormones checked. Iodine ( now added to salt) is important to avoid goiters.

In brief: None

Since thyroid pills are cheap and easy to get they are the most reliable way to replace them (with a prescription).
Otc or "natural" thyroid replacements are unreliable. Anyway... Have your thyroid hormones checked. Iodine ( now added to salt) is important to avoid goiters.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Iodine and GTA

Iodine 12-14mg per day and gta forte (glandular thyroid) will both help.
Kelp has iodine, xenostat has iodine in micrograms -biotics has iodozyme 6.25mg need 2tabs daily.

In brief: Iodine and GTA

Iodine 12-14mg per day and gta forte (glandular thyroid) will both help.
Kelp has iodine, xenostat has iodine in micrograms -biotics has iodozyme 6.25mg need 2tabs daily.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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