Vitamin K helps make calcium “behave”; you really need Vitamin K2. MK-7 is like the Vitamin K that we make in our intestinal tract. It allows us to really take calcium and direct it to the bones and away from the blood vessels. It’s also important for the blood to clot properly, not too fast, or not too slow. K2 is a really good thing to have to help your body function at its optimal rate.
A few more fun ingredients that are important are trace minerals.
There’s a lot of importance to many of these ultra-trace minerals and trace minerals. With thyroid disease, selenium’s is essential for your overall health regimen. Selenium is difficult to absorb. Currently there is still a debate about how well selenium enters the bloodstream from supplements. Most of the data is on selenium glycinate complexes. It is selenium bound up with a carrier protein called glycine. It is easy to absorb, no big toxicity issues, very effective. You also want to get a few more exotic ones: vanadium, molybdenum, boron, manganese, all critical for building and utilizing thyroid hormones.
Important bioflavonoids are hesperidin, quercetin.
They do a really job with connective tissues. Which is great for getting hair healthy, skin and nails. Some people are prone to varicose veins, hemorrhoids, easy bruising, and those are all caused by the strength of the connective tissues. I recommend a few milligrams to round out supplementation. We need essential fats like EPA and DHA. They are critical to control inflammation, keep the brain functioning well, and help the body repair joints and cartilage.
Remember, when you have thyroid disease and on thyroid treatment, you’re getting a lot of iodine in it.
The amounts above that would be found in supplements, so let’s leave out the extra Iodine in our diet. It actually blocks the effects of your thyroid. You might have heard about, when we had the tragic Fukushima disaster in Japan. The people were told to take potassium iodide. Here’s why: when you take a high dose of iodine like that, it shuts off your thyroid. If you were exposed to radioactive iodine, it would go in your thyroid. Your thyroid would shut off for about 2 or 3 weeks, and in the case of a tragedy, a disaster, sometimes that’s useful. However, you don’t want to shut off your thyroid every day. You want it working for you daily, and that’s why it’s better to avoid all the extra iodine.
In conclusion, the supplements I mentioned are all you need! I see so many people that end up being overwhelmed, on 20, 30 pills and combinations of things. It’s time to stop listening to “take this pill here, take that pill there, away from food, and twice on Tuesdays.” The reason being, it’s confusing, it strains your body, hurts the liver, and can throw off the bio-flora. Start using my plan developed just for you. Never miss what you need and want again! Remember to stay focused and keep it simple. We are in this together! Let’s fight Thyroid Disease and knock it out for good!