The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hypothyroidism

 

The Role of Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are extremely important in the making of thyroid hormone and its conversion.  You need to ensure that you have optimum levels.

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Vitamin D

Lack of vitamin D does not only cause problems for your bones.  It has also been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.

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Checking for B12 Deficiency and Pernicious Anaemia

Vitamin B12 is a very important vitamin and can cause various symptoms similar to those of hypothyroidism, one of which is tiredness. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be caused by pernicious anaemia, an autoimmune condition.

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The Importance of Iron and Ferritin in Hypothyroidism

Iron and ferritin are extremely important to the thyroid as it needs iron to make thyroid hormone.  You should always check that you have optimum levels.

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Selenium

Selenium is most important to the thyroid system.  It enables thyroxine to be converted into triiodothyronine (T3) so you should always ensure you have good levels of this mineral.

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Vitamin B12

It’s always a good idea to check your vitamin B12 levels because the symptoms are extremely similar to those of hypothyroidism.

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Iodine

Iodine deficiency can cause thyroid disease but excess can cause hyperthyroidism and make hypothyroidism worse.

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Magnesium

Serum magnesium levels have been associated with increased risks of positive thyroid antibodies and abnormal thyroid tissue.  Supplementation has been shown to improve these.

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Discounts on Supplements

Discounts on supplements are available via Thyroid UK.  If you are found to be deficient in any vitamin or mineral, make sure you get good quality supplements.

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