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Is it safe to take Thyroid Support by Natra Bio? it works for the reasons i took it, but it IS self prescribed.

My father has Thryoid problems, so it runs in the family.  i had unexplained weight gain and loss, it fluctuated within hours.  I had low energy, and was easily streesed, depressed, and then happy.   I started taking the Thyroid support and have found that I have tons of energy, am pretty consistently happy and loss of weight ( which matches how i eat).  However, every doctor i have gone to says my thyroid levels are fine.   

Related Topics: Stress, Thyroid, Weight, Weight Gain, Family
 

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I’ve consistently advised my patients to say away from supplements to treat ‘thyroid problems’ mainly because many OTC's contain iodine and claim to boost thyroid function. <?xml:namespace prefix = o /><o:p></o:p>

Because iodine has medicinal purposes, these treatments can cause harm if handled without knowledge. Thyroid boosters that contain iodine can cause scarring and eventually lead to a loss of thyroid gland function. To be safe, have your healthcare provider review the labeling of the supplement and get your thyroid tested regularly. <o:p></o:p>

In iodine sufficient countries, like the U.S. or U.K. salt and bread are supplemented with iodine to help fulfill the RDA. <o:p></o:p>

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