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There are certain deficiencies that almost EVERY thyroid patients struggles with.
And these nutrient deficiencies negatively impact both the thyroid gland itself AND other areas of your body.
Leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and depression.
Why are they so common?
Because if you have low thyroid function it sets your body up for other nutrient deficiencies due to its physiology.
If you have ANY of these nutrient deficiencies then you need to make sure you take care of them ASAP.
#1. Vitamin B12.
B12 is probably one of the most common (and most important) deficiencies that thyroid patients face.
Why? Because B12 is a wimpy nutrient in the sense that so many things disrupt it from getting into your body.
Not only that but it’s also hard for the body to utilize if it’s not in the right form or if you have an MTHFR defect in your body.
These two things make it so that even if you are taking B12 it may not be getting into your body or being used by your body.
B12 deficiency also leads to symptoms such as low energy, decreased concentration, and a decreased metabolism which all mimic the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
#2. Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is also incredibly important for thyroid patients! Not only does vitamin D play a role in regulating thyroid function but low vitamin D increases your risk for developing thyroid cancer and thyroid autoimmune disease.
Taking Vitamin D can potentially boost your immune system and actually reduce inflammation and autoimmunity.
#3. Zinc + Selenium.
I’ve included both zinc and selenium together for this section (even though they are each very important on their own) because they do help do one very important thing.
And that thing is help your thyroid convert T4 to T3. This conversion process is the thing that helps your thyroid actually work. And both zinc and selenium are involved in this process.
They also help improve the immune system and reduce inflammation and damage inside of the thyroid gland.
Combine this with the fact that many people are zinc deficient (and most likely minorly selenium deficient) and you can see why these nutrients are important.
There is so much confusion out there about iodine that we simply can’t skip over it.
No matter how you look at it, iodine is an ESSENTIAL nutrient for your thyroid.
If you don’t have enough iodine then you won’t be able to produce thyroid hormone.
Iodine forms the backbone of thyroid hormone and it’s what your thyroid gland uses to put thyroid hormone together.
Low levels of iodine will lead to low levels of thyroid hormone.
Many people know this and yet they are still afraid of iodine.
Magnesium plays a role in some 300+ processes in the body. And we are interested in it here because of how thyroid issues impact magnesium metabolism.
Both low and high thyroid hormone levels can disrupt your magnesium levels and cause issues for many cells in your body.
Last but certainly not least is iron. Healthy iron levels are required for your thyroid to work correctly.
What makes matters worse is that low thyroid leads to low iron. And then low iron leads to even lower thyroid hormone function and so on.
Get your iron levels checked if you have thyroid problems!
Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
– For thyroid hormone production and conversion: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-adrenal-reset-complex/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/t3-conversion-booster/
– For hair loss: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-hair-regrowth-complex/
– For weight management: https://www.restartmed.com/product/gut-bomb-350-billion/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/functional-fuel-complete/
– For gut health: https://www.restartmed.com/product/ultra-biotic-x100/
– For energy and adrenal health: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-adrenal-reset-complex/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/power-b-complex/
This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.