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October 23, 2011 10:45 PM
Has anyone had firsthand experience taking iodine for thyroid? Success or no difference in weight loss?
( I was tested and have a slightly low thyroid)
I would love to get some advice and hear some personal stories on this subject.

Thanks! Cheers! happy
October 23, 2011 10:47 PM
bump, mine thyroid is considered "sluggish" and just a under the measurement to be removed.
October 23, 2011 10:47 PM
Kelp xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
October 23, 2011 10:47 PM
Hmm just tried the synthetic.
October 23, 2011 10:48 PM

Kelp xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I met a lady that swears by kelp
October 23, 2011 10:57 PM
I had a naturopath recommend a product called Idomere by Standvard process which is an iodine supplement. I have been taking it and I wont say weight drops off or anything, but it does seem to make a difference that if you work at it, it comes off easier.
October 23, 2011 11:16 PM
kelp here too
it also helps to increase energy levels so that also helps with the weight loss
I would be taking it now but it could interfere with the anticoagulation therapy I am on
I also used to take flax seed oil and can no longer take that at the moment :)
October 23, 2011 11:16 PM
Not knowing what your actual numbers are I can't say exactly. I take synthroid as my thyroid is hypoactive (under-active) my numbers went from 5.5 (not so hot) to 1.78 which is good. I was at 3.4 prior to becoming pregnant, but my number spiked because my body chemistry changed.

I'm not sure how the iodine effects the thyroid function, but I can tell you that taking the synthroid has helped very much with the fatigue that I didn't even realize I was feeling due to the thyroid inactivity. I initially didn't want to take the pills because I was still losing weight consistantly with proper diet & exercise, however I got pregnant, and it's not safe for the fetus if the mother has bad thyroid numbers.

I definitely think researching your options is a good idea, and gaging the way that you personally feel after taking any kind of suppliment versus prior will definitely help if you try this option.

I personally have had great success in leveling out my thyroid levels using the traditional western medicine route.
October 23, 2011 11:33 PM
yeah, kelp is iodine rich. Thyroid needs iodine to work properly.

Thanks everyone, I'm going to continue to take my kelp and see how things go. happy

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