Medical supervision necessary when treating thyroid conditions.

There has been much attention given to supplements the past few weeks.  This research on thyroid supplementation is just another reason to ensure that you are working through a healthcare professional.  They found varying levels of actual thyroid hormones in supplements which can be dangerous when unneeded.  The use of thyroid hormones in someone with a normal functioning thyroid can actually suppress thyroid function.  In addition, many thyroid supplements contain iodine which has been linked to thyroid antibody production–these antibodies start a cascade of destruction of the thyroid gland.

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