Idag kom ett nyhetsbrev från Dr Suzy Cohen (America´s most trusted pharmacist enligt byline). Hon kan en massa saker om allt möjligt, men är särskilt insatt i sköldkörtelns mysterier. I dagens text står följande att läsa:
Vitamin D deficiency contributes to thyroid illness by hindering the conversion of T4 to T3 inside the cells. A vitamin D deficiency will result in higher TPO antibodies that harm your thyroid gland and increase symptoms of Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease.
This news may stun you because most of you assume that Vitamin D is only for immune function and mood or heart rhythm, but no one really associates D with the thyroid gland, which is in charge of your body temperature, energy levels and hair growth.
You might need vitamin D if:
- You’re a vegetarian
- You use sunblocks all the time
- You take a “drug mugger” such as statins, cholesterol drugs, acid blockers/antacids, anti-convulsants, antifungals, steroids, BP meds, fluticasone, gabapentin and laxatives
- You have liver or kidney dysfunction
- You have genetic SNPs (speedbumps in your DNA)
Take your Vitamin D in the morning with your thyroid medication. If you prefer to take it with food, then wait for breakfast or lunch. (Don’t take thyroid medicine with food though.)