An Interview With Dr. David Brownstein On Iodine and Thyroid Health | Natural Endocrine Solutions (2022)

Today’s post includes a very special guest, Dr. David Brownstein. Dr. Brownstein is author of many different books, including “Iodine, Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It” and “Overcoming Thyroid Disorders”. During this interview Dr. Brownstein is going to discuss the importance of iodine, and how it can help people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid disorders.

Dr. Eric: How are you doing today Dr. Brownstein?

Dr. Brownstein: I am doing great and thanks for having me here.

Dr. Eric: I really have been looking forward to this interview, as I enjoyed attending your webinar on Overcoming Thyroid Disorders, and I’m sure you’re going to share some great information here that will benefit people with both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid conditions, including autoimmune thyroid disorders such as Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

When I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease I’m pretty sure iodine was very important in helping to restore my health back to normal, yet many medical doctors advise people with hyperthyroid conditions to avoid iodine. Why is this so?

Dr. Brownstein: Most doctors are under the impression that iodine is toxic to the thyroid gland. They believe that iodine will precipitate a thyroid problem or if one already has a thyroid problem, make it worse. This just isn’t true. The NHANES and other data clearly show iodine level have been falling over the last 30-40 years and thyroid illnesses have been increasing. If iodine were a toxic agent to the thyroid, we would see iodine levels falling during this time period, not rising. That goes for hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroid disorders such as Graves’ and Hashimoto’s disease.

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Dr. Eric: There seems to be a great deal of controversy as to whether people with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis should supplement with iodine, even if they have a deficiency. I admittedly have been guilty of this as well, as I always was taught that people with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis should avoid iodine because it will worsen their condition. When I attended your seminar you told the audience you usually have had no problems giving your patients who have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis iodine supplementation. Can you please elaborate on this?

Dr. Brownstein: Animal studies show that you cannot cause Hashimoto’s disease in an animal unless they are iodine deficient and they are given a goitrogen. That is what is happening to our human population; we are iodine deficient and we are exposed to an ever-increasing amount of goitrogens like bromide and fluoride.

Dr. Eric: If it’s fine for people with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis to take iodine, then why do some people feel bad when supplementing with iodine?

Dr. Brownstein: Iodine can cause a detoxification reaction whereby the body releases bromide. I believe this is where many of the adverse effects are coming from. I explain this in my books. My experience has clearly shown that vast majority of patients with autoimmune thyroid disorders improve with iodine when it is used as part of a holistic treatment regimen.

Do some react negatively to iodine? Yes. Iodine is not for everyone, but, my clinical experience has clearly shown adverse effects to iodine are rare when it is used appropriately.

Dr. Eric: So then this should also be the case with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease too, as while most of my patients with hyperthyroid conditions do fine supplementing with iodine, I have had a few who were deficient in iodine, yet didn’t feel great when first supplementing with it.

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Dr. Brownstein: Absolutely. The entire country is in a state of iodine decline.

Dr. Eric: What are some of the reasons why many people are iodine deficient?

Dr. Brownstein: The number one reason is eating a poor diet full of refined flour-containing products such as bread, pasta, and cereal. The bromide in food and drink (many soda products contain it) competitively inhibit iodine and cause the body to excrete iodine. The second reason is that our exposure to bromine from multiple non-food sources is enormous. It is used as a fire retardant in clothing, computers, furniture, automobiles and other consumer items. Every one of the nearly 1,000 patients that I have tested for bromine has tested positive for high levels.

Dr. Eric: But why can’t most people obtain all of the iodine they need by eating iodine-rich foods and consuming iodized salt?

Dr. Brownstein: In my book I showed that iodine is poorly absorbed from iodized salt. Couple in our increasing exposure to goitrogens and we are ripe for major health problems.

Dr. Eric: When I supplemented with iodine my TSH actually went well above the reference range after a few months, yet all of my other labs were fine and I felt pretty good. Eventually it did fall back within the normal range, but I’m sure some people with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease would be concerned about this. Is there any cause for concern if someone with hyperthyroidism supplements with iodine and the TSH goes higher than the reference range?

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Dr. Brownstein: The elevation of TSH is a normal and expected response to iodine supplementation as the TSH stimulates NIS—the transport molecule for iodine. Within 6-12 months TSH levels decline as optimal iodine levels are restored intra-cellularly.

Dr. Eric: We both recommend the iodine loading test to determine whether someone has an iodine deficiency. But how can someone with a thyroid or autoimmune thyroid disorder specifically know how much iodine they need to take? Is this something they can do on their own, or do you recommend them speaking a doctor before supplementing with iodine?

Dr. Brownstein: I recommend working with a health care practitioner who is knowledgeable about iodine and thyroid disorders. I also suggest having your levels tested before and during supplementation. The iodine loading test is the best test we have for this.

Dr. Eric: In your book “Overcoming Thyroid Disorders”, you estimate that up to 40% of the population may be suffering from a thyroid disorder. Can this be related to many people being deficient in iodine?

Dr. Brownstein: Absolutely. Iodine deficiency coupled with the increasing exposure to toxins like bromide and fluoride are negatively affecting the thyroid gland.

Dr. Eric: What are some of the other factors which can cause or contribute to the high incidence of thyroid conditions?

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Dr. Brownstein: Nutrient deficiencies such as B-vitamins, vitamin A and mineral deficiencies can all contribute to thyroid problems. Furthermore, many commonly used drugs such as birth control pills or beta blockers also inhibit normal thyroid function. My book covers more items.

Dr. Eric: Dr. Brownstein, I’d like to thank you for taking the time for this interview. I highly recommend for anyone with a thyroid or autoimmune thyroid condition to get your books on Iodine and Overcoming Thyroid Disorders I mentioned earlier. Plus you have some other great books, such as “The Soy Deception” and “The Guide To A Gluten-Free Diet”. You also have a blog which I highly recommend everyone visiting. Can you tell everyone where they can get some of your books and DVDs, and check out your blog?

Dr. Brownstein: My website is: www.drbrownstein.com.

Well thank you again Dr. Brownstein for taking the time for this interview, as I’m sure many people will find this information to be extremely valuable, and will also look forward to reading your blog and hopefully some of your books.

Thanks for having me, Dr. Eric.

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FAQs

Does iodine reduce thyroid hormone? ›

Since iodine is used to make thyroid hormones, an iodine deficiency can cause your thyroid hormone levels to plummet. Given that thyroid hormones help control the speed of your metabolism, low thyroid hormone levels may cause it to slow down.

Does iodine cause thyroid problems? ›

Iodine excess can lead to hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroiditis

autoimmune thyroiditis
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disorder that can cause hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. Rarely, the disease can cause hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. In people with Hashimoto's disease.
https://www.niddk.nih.gov › hashimotos-disease
, especially for susceptible populations with recurring thyroid disease, the elderly, fetuses, and neonates.

Can iodine make hyperthyroidism worse? ›

Too much iodine can make hyperthyroidism worse by leading the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. A person with hyperthyroidism should avoid eating excessive amounts of iodine-rich foods, such as: iodized salt.

How do you fix iodine deficiency? ›

Individuals in the United States can maintain adequate iodine in their diet by using iodized table salt, by eating foods high in iodine, particularly dairy products, seafood, meat, some breads, and eggs, and by taking a multivitamin containing iodine (see below).

Which fruit is rich in iodine? ›

Prunes. Prunes are plums that have been dried. Prunes are a good vegetarian or vegan source of iodine. Five dried prunes provide 13 mcg of iodine, or about 9% of the daily value ( 6 ).

What are the signs of too much iodine? ›

High iodine intakes can also cause thyroid gland inflammation and thyroid cancer. Getting a very large dose of iodine (several grams, for example) can cause burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach; fever; stomach pain; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; weak pulse; and coma.

What foods Heal Your thyroid? ›

Thyroid Superfoods
  • Roasted seaweed. Seaweed, such as kelp, nori, and wakame, are naturally rich in iodine--a trace element needed for normal thyroid function. ...
  • Salted nuts. Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and hazelnuts are excellent sources of selenium, which helps support healthy thyroid function. ...
  • Baked fish. ...
  • Dairy. ...
  • Fresh eggs.
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Which fruit is good for thyroid? ›

Apples, pears, plums and citrus fruits are abundant with pectins, which help with detoxifying the body of mercury – one of the most critical metals that have been connected to thyroid problems.

What foods have iodine naturally? ›

Iodine is found mainly in animal protein foods and sea vegetables, and to a lesser extent in fortified foods like breads, cereals, and milk.
  • Seaweed (nori, kelp, kombu, wakame)
  • Fish, shellfish (cod, canned tuna, oysters, shrimp)
  • Table salts labeled “iodized”
  • Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • Eggs.
  • Beef liver.
  • Chicken.

Which vegetable is good for thyroid? ›

Cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, Brussels sprouts, radishes, and cauliflower. Also known as goitrogenic foods (foods that can help lower thyroid hormone production), they may inhibit your thyroid gland's ability to process iodine and produce thyroid hormones—potentially easing symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

Is coffee good for thyroid? ›

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Per a study in the journal Thyroid, caffeine has been found to block absorption of thyroid hormone replacement. "People who were taking their thyroid medication with their morning coffee had uncontrollable thyroid levels, and we couldn't figure it out," says Dr. Lee.

Is apple cider vinegar good for hyperthyroid? ›

It improves metabolism and helps to alkalize the body environment. Apple cider vinegar helps regulate body fats, wash away toxins from the body, and absorption of nutrients.
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Does avocado have iodine? ›

How much iodine is in avocados? On average, a single portion of avocado contains around 3 micrograms of iodine, which is very little. So, it's important to consume other high-iodine foods to meet your daily requirement for this mineral.

How does iodine affect the brain? ›

Iodine deficiency

Iodine deficiency
Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome, previously known as cretinism, is a condition associated with iodine deficiency and goiter, commonly characterised by mental deficiency, deafness, squint, disorders of stance and gait and stunted growth due to hypothyroidism.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Iodine_deficiency
is the main cause of brain damage in childhood. It results in impaired cognitive and motor development which affects a child's performance at school. In adulthood, it affects productivity and the ability to find a job.

Does pink Himalayan salt have iodine? ›

Although pink Himalayan salt may naturally contain some iodine, it most likely contains less iodine than iodized salt. Therefore, those who have iodine deficiency or are at risk of deficiency may need to source iodine elsewhere if using pink salt instead of table salt.

What vegetable is highest in iodine? ›

Hands down, seaweed is the best source of iodine available. A 10 gram serving of dried nori seaweed (the type of seaweed used in sushi) contains up to 232 mcg of iodine, more than 1.5 times the daily required minimum.

Are Bananas high in iodine? ›

Bananas don't contain a lot of iodine, so eating them to up your intake of this mineral isn't a good idea. Like most fruits, bananas aren't rich in iodine, so it's best to choose other foods to meet your daily need. Bananas do contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, though.

Does oatmeal have iodine? ›

While the exact amount of iodine in oatmeal can vary depending on the brand and how it's processed, oats typically contain about 2.47 mcg which is around 2% of the recommended daily intake for this nutrient.

Who should not take iodine? ›

Thyroid disorders: Prolonged use or high doses of iodine might make certain thyroid disorders worse, including hypothyroidism, an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), or a thyroid tumor. Also, people with autoimmune thyroid disease might be especially sensitive to the harmful effects of iodine.

What is the two disadvantage of iodine? ›

Excessive iodine consumption can lead to similar symptoms as iodine deficiency

iodine deficiency
Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome, previously known as cretinism, is a condition associated with iodine deficiency and goiter, commonly characterised by mental deficiency, deafness, squint, disorders of stance and gait and stunted growth due to hypothyroidism.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Iodine_deficiency
, including thyroid dysfunction and goiter. Too much iodine may lead to thyroiditis and thyroid papillary cancer. At very high levels, iodine poisoning can cause: burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach.

Does iodine affect blood sugar? ›

Excessive iodine intake may result in elevated blood glucose and blood pressure and has some influence on blood lipids, and may increase the risk of hypertension and diabetes.

What foods make thyroid worse? ›

Here are a few foods to limit or avoid, because they can affect how well your thyroid gland or your thyroid replacement hormone works.
  • Iodine. Your thyroid needs iodine to make its hormones. ...
  • Soy. ...
  • Fiber. ...
  • Cruciferous vegetables. ...
  • Alcohol. ...
  • Gluten. ...
  • Iron and calcium.

How can I naturally reset my thyroid? ›

Aerobic Exercise: A study found that moderate aerobic exercise can fight hypothyroidism by boosting energy levels and can combat hyperthyroidism by promoting better sleep. Maximum heart rate raises the levels of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4), free thyroxine (fT4), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).

Is lemon water good for thyroid? ›

Yes. Lemon blocks the antibodies that stimulate the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone, hence normalizing an overactive thyroid.

Is banana good for thyroid? ›

Bananas are really good for hypothyroidism. Having two or three bananas is highly recommended in hypothyroidism. The foods that you must avoid are cabbage, cauliflower, soya beans, kale, brussel sprouts,etc.

Is Avocado good for thyroid? ›

Avocado. Avocados aren't just a party staple; they're also loaded with healthy thyroid nutrients. Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fat and antioxidants, which our thyroids need to keep up with the rest of our bodies.

Are eggs good for thyroid? ›

Eggs, especially pastured eggs are rich sources of iodine and selenium, which are thyroid supportive nutrients. One egg contains 20 percent of selenium and 15 percent of iodine is required by your body daily for the better functioning of the thyroid gland.

Does sweet potato have iodine? ›

Several of the more than 20 foods sampled from Yaoundé had iodine concentrations higher than 10 microg/100 g: plantain (22.5 microg/100 g), wheat flour (21 microg/100 g), corn flour (17.75 microg/100 g), groundnuts (12.5 microg/100 g), sweet potatoes (12.25 microg/100 g), zoom (11.34 microg/100 g) and rice (10.45 ...

Does peanut butter contain iodine? ›

Iodine is a trace mineral that the body needs to produce thyroid hormones. Vegetable sources of protein that are iodine-free include unsalted nuts and peanut butter, lentils and beans.

Does iodine raise blood pressure? ›

Excessive iodine intake may increase the blood glucose level and blood pressure, and may increase the risk of hypertension and diabetes (Liu et al., 2019a). Iodine status is also associated with hypertension in pregnant women (Cuellar-Rufino et al., 2017).

What should I eat for breakfast with hypothyroidism? ›

Aim for a breakfast that includes all the food groups: whole grains, meat or beans, vegetables, fruit and dairy. For grains, choose oatmeal, whole grain cereal, granola, whole wheat pancakes or a whole wheat tortilla. Make a breakfast burrito with scrambled egg whites and sauteed vegetables.

Is Potato good for thyroid? ›

For Thyroid Thrivers, in general, the more nutrient density the better. In their purest, most unadulterated form, potatoes are actually quite nutritious. In particular, potatoes feature several key thyroid-supporting nutrients like Vitamin C, B6, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, and Iodine.

Is pineapple good for thyroid? ›

Pineapple contains a high amount of Vitamin C and manganese, both of these nutrients can protect our body from damage caused by free radicals. This tangy fruit also contains Vitamin B that can help to beat fatigue, one of the symptoms of thyroid.

Is Sweet Potato good for hypothyroidism? ›

Sweet potato has vitamin A which supports thyroid hormone. Moreover, it absorbs slowly and do not rise sugar levels much as compared to other strachy or carbohydrate foods.

Is broccoli good for thyroid? ›

It's not good for thyroid as cruiciferous vegetables such as broccoli interfere with how your thyroid uses iodine.

Is honey good for thyroid patients? ›

Yes, honey destroys the toxins of the body and also reduces the problem of the thyroid. In addition, honey contains omega-3 fatty acids that balance the hormones.

Which oil is good for thyroid patients? ›

Coconut oil is claimed to help with numerous health conditions, including an underactive thyroid, weight loss, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

What is a natural substitute for levothyroxine? ›

Natural alternatives to levothyroxine. The natural alternative to levothyroxine is a natural desiccated thyroid extract from animal sources. Armour Thyroid contains a natural form of thyroid hormone that comes directly from the thyroid gland of pigs.

What herbal tea is good for underactive thyroid? ›

  • Chamomile, sage, and mountain tea have all been associated with a decrease in benign and malignant thyroid disease, and this effect appears to be the strongest for chamomile tea. ...
  • Ashwagandha, also referred to as Withania somnifera and Indian ginseng, is derived from a nightshade plant.

Does pineapple contain iodine? ›

Fruits: Few fruits like Strawberries, Cranberries and Pineapple are an excellent and rich source of iodine. Beans: Green beans and navy beans both are called for their high iodine content.

Does almond milk have iodine? ›

The iodine concentration in almond milk is about 0.23 micrograms(ug) per standard serve. Cow's milk contains about 22 micrograms (ug) of iodine. What is this? So, almond milk is a low source of iodine when compared to cow's milk.

Does olive oil have iodine? ›

Nondrying oils, such as olive oil, used for soapmaking and in food products, have relatively low iodine values (about 80).

What are the two major consequences of iodine deficiency? ›

Brain damage and irreversible mental retardation are the most important disorders induced by iodine deficiency

iodine deficiency
Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome, previously known as cretinism, is a condition associated with iodine deficiency and goiter, commonly characterised by mental deficiency, deafness, squint, disorders of stance and gait and stunted growth due to hypothyroidism.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Iodine_deficiency
. Daily consumption of salt fortified with iodine is a proven effective strategy for prevention of IDD.

Does iodine affect mental health? ›

Low selenium and iodine levels may contribute to the development of anxiety and depression, independent of thyroid functions, in patients with ENG. In these patients, selenium and iodine replacement may be useful for the prevention of anxiety and depression, especially in deficient regions.

Does iodine increase T3? ›

In mild iodine deficiency, plasma T3 may actually be increased.

Which salt is best for thyroid? ›

People combine iodine with table salt to reduce iodine deficiency

iodine deficiency
Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome, previously known as cretinism, is a condition associated with iodine deficiency and goiter, commonly characterised by mental deficiency, deafness, squint, disorders of stance and gait and stunted growth due to hypothyroidism.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Iodine_deficiency
. There are many other health benefits to using iodized salt in your diet, as well. Boosts thyroid function. Your thyroid gland relies on iodine to increase the production of thyroid hormones, like triiodothyronine and thyroxine.

How can I get iodine without salt? ›

Ocean-caught or ocean-farmed fish and shellfish tend to be naturally rich in iodine. Other good sources include milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, and vegetables grown in iodine-rich soil. Multivitamin pills that also contain minerals usually provide 150 micrograms of iodine.

Does pink Himalayan salt raise blood pressure? ›

Dietary Benefits Of Pink Himalayan Salt

Controls high blood pressure as it is lower in sodium than table salt. Contrary to regular salt, pink Himalayan salt does not dehydrate you. In fact it aids with hydration as it helps maintaining fluid balance and blood pressure in your body.

Does iodine lower TSH levels? ›

Typically, TSH secretion increases when iodine intake falls below about 100 mcg/day [5]. TSH increases thyroidal iodine uptake from the blood and the production of thyroid hormone. However, very low iodine intakes can reduce thyroid hormone production even in the presence of elevated TSH levels.

Does iodine increase TSH? ›

Control of the thyroid by iodine

Iodide is known to control thyroid function. Its main effects are to decrease the response of the thyroid to thyrotropin (TSH); to acutely inhibit its own oxidation; to reduce its trapping after a delay; and, at high concentrations, to inhibit thyroid hormone secretion12).

What is the two disadvantage of iodine? ›

Excessive iodine consumption can lead to similar symptoms as iodine deficiency

iodine deficiency
Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome, previously known as cretinism, is a condition associated with iodine deficiency and goiter, commonly characterised by mental deficiency, deafness, squint, disorders of stance and gait and stunted growth due to hypothyroidism.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Iodine_deficiency
, including thyroid dysfunction and goiter. Too much iodine may lead to thyroiditis and thyroid papillary cancer. At very high levels, iodine poisoning can cause: burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach.

Who should not take iodine? ›

Thyroid disorders: Prolonged use or high doses of iodine might make certain thyroid disorders worse, including hypothyroidism, an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), or a thyroid tumor. Also, people with autoimmune thyroid disease might be especially sensitive to the harmful effects of iodine.

What foods have iodine naturally? ›

Iodine is found mainly in animal protein foods and sea vegetables, and to a lesser extent in fortified foods like breads, cereals, and milk.
  • Seaweed (nori, kelp, kombu, wakame)
  • Fish, shellfish (cod, canned tuna, oysters, shrimp)
  • Table salts labeled “iodized”
  • Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • Eggs.
  • Beef liver.
  • Chicken.

Does iodine boost T3? ›

In mild iodine deficiency, plasma T3 may actually be increased.

Do eggs have iodine? ›

Animal sources of iodine are generally the richest sources available, and eggs are no exception. A single hard-boiled egg provides about 26 mcg of iodine.

What foods should be avoided for hypothyroidism? ›

What to limit or avoid
  • Iodine. Your thyroid needs iodine to make its hormones. ...
  • Soy. Soy-based foods like tofu and soybean flour are high in protein, low in fat, and rich in nutrients. ...
  • Fiber. ...
  • Cruciferous vegetables. ...
  • Alcohol. ...
  • Gluten. ...
  • Iron and calcium.

Does iodine affect T3 and T4? ›

Low iodine intake leads to reduced T4 and T3 production and, thus, hypothyroidism. There is then an increase in thyrotropin (TSH) secretion in an attempt to restore T4 and T3 levels to normal.

Can iodine make hypothyroidism worse? ›

In fact, for some people with an underactive thyroid, too much iodine can cause or worsen their condition. Hypothyroidism can be safely and effectively treated with a drug — the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, others).

Does iodine raise blood pressure? ›

Excessive iodine intake may increase the blood glucose level and blood pressure, and may increase the risk of hypertension and diabetes (Liu et al., 2019a). Iodine status is also associated with hypertension in pregnant women (Cuellar-Rufino et al., 2017).

Does iodine increase estrogen? ›

Iodine stimulates estrogen receptor singling and its systemic level is increased in surgical patients due to topical absorption.

Where is iodine deficiency most common? ›

Iodine deficient soils are most common in inland regions, mountainous areas and areas of frequent flooding, but can also occur in coastal regions (2).

Does avocado have iodine? ›

How much iodine is in avocados? On average, a single portion of avocado contains around 3 micrograms of iodine, which is very little. So, it's important to consume other high-iodine foods to meet your daily requirement for this mineral.

What are the side effects of iodine? ›

With long-term use
  • Burning of mouth or throat.
  • headache (severe)
  • increased watering of mouth.
  • irregular heartbeat.
  • metallic taste.
  • numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet.
  • soreness of teeth and gums.
  • stomach upset.
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How much vitamin D should I take for hypothyroidism? ›

Various organisations recommend different daily requirements for vitamin D, ranging from 200 to 1000 IU (International Units) per day. The NHS guidance for adults and children over 1 years old is to consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D (400IU).

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