Supplements for Thyroid Health

To effectively manage thyroid issues, one needs a balance of the right diet and access to the necessary vitamins and minerals. There are numerous nutritional supplements someone with a thyroid condition can take to help maintain their health, and in many cases restore the function of their thyroid gland. Here is a list :

  • Vitamin D Supplements – Vitamin D levels decrease individuals who suffer from Graves disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Antithyroid antibodies can cause a vitamin D decline. Vitamin D helps in boosting your immunity. To get more vitamin D, increase sun exposure. Take Vitamin D supplements of 400-800 IU daily. Eat more of fatty fish like tuna, mackerel, salmon. Take soy milk and cows milk. Include cereals, cheese, egg yolks and mushrooms in your diet.
  • Iron Supplements – Thyroid dysfunction can cause low iron levels due to poor digestive health. Iron is essential for carrying oxygen throughout the body. It assists in the conversion of thyroid hormone from T4 to T3. Iron can also boost your energy levels and performance. In order to supplement iron take iron supplements but only after consulting your doctor. Nutrition wise, include iron rich foods such as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, beans and whole grains.
  • Magnesium Supplements – Not consuming enough Magnesium is a common cause of poor thyroid function. Magnesium handles over 300 chemical reactions needed by the body to function properly. It assists in the conversion of the thyroid hormones from T4 to T3. It helps prevent the enlargement of the thyroid gland or goitre. Take Magnesium supplementation. Include foods rich in magnesium such as almonds, spinach, bread, nuts and edamame.

Always remember to consult your doctor or nutritionists before making any dietary changes.

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  1. I started out with hyperthyroidism and took the radiation capsule per my doc to cure it, otherwise the rapid heart rate could have killed me. The down side is I developed hypothroidism 3 months later. The liquid calcium with Vitamin D is better for you than the pills by the way. Pills have too much powder fillers.

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    1. Garima says:

      Vitamin D is different from other vitamins. While the human body is dependent on various foods for adequate intake of these other vitamins, the body can make its own vitamin D from exposure of skin to sunlight. When the body gets its vitamin D, it turns the vitamin D into a hormone called activated vitamin D or calcitrol. Vitamin D is very important for strong bones and is required to absorb minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. Without enough vitamin D, these minerals cannot be absorbed into the body. Vitamin D is important for general good health, and now researchers are discovering that it may be important for many other reasons outside of good bone health.


  2. Tomorrow I’m going to get a cat scan at the hospital for my thyroid. During the 3 months, I have been waiting I have had a slightly scratchy throat that can well up almost like if you take too big of a bite of horseradish causing my right eye to water. I had a ringing in my ears which I woke up with one day for weeks I had to listen to humming and crackly noise. I;m eager to find out what it is and fix it.


    1. Garima says:

      Good Luck. Everything will be alright I am sure.


  3. Very interesting post as I have this condition. Looking at the list of foods, I felt pleased that I’ve recently been eating a lot more of those so it’s good to know tray they are going to benefit me. I’ve also been out in the garden more and getting that necessary vitamin D. Thank you

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad Sandra that you are already incorporating superfoods in your diet. Lack of certain vitamins and minerals can cause thyroid deficiency and if you have thyroid deficiency, the vitamins you are taking in are unable to be processed properly. Lack of protein in a vegetarian diet of a thyroid deficient person can also cause problems.


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