Calcium and Dessicated Thyroid

Discussion in 'Natural Dessicated Thyroid' started by dlmtv, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. dlmtv

    dlmtv New Member

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    Was told to avoid taking food/drink that contains calcium with my thyroid meds. Don't see this mentioned by Peat or on this site. Do I really need to wait 2hrs to eat?
     
  2. narouz

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    That is very interesting, dlmtv.
    I've been taking thyroid for years,
    and prescribed by several different docs,
    and I've never heard that instruction.

    Where did you hear it?
     
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    dlmtv

    dlmtv New Member

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    Pharmacist, also googled it and that recommendation seems very prevalent
     
  4. pete

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    Thyroid Hormone
    Calcium —Take at a Different Time of Day
    Iron —Take at a Different Time of Day
    Soy —Possible Harmful Interaction
    Carnitine —Supplementation Possibly Helpful

    It is thought that calcium combines with thyroid hormone, thus reducing its absorption.
     
  5. cliff

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    I don't think it's really an issue in my experience.

    My brother posted this on ray peat facebook group
    "only affected 20% of patients taking large doses of calcium carbonate.

    "Subjects were instructed to take 1200 mg/d of elemental calcium as calcium carbonate" " The in vitro study of T4 binding to calcium showed that adsorption of T4 to calcium carbonate occurs at acidic pH levels."
    http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.asp ... eid=192748

    Calcium carbonate isn't even in milk.
    "Milk calcium exists in bound and ionized forms. Bound calcium is associated both with casein micelles and complexed to citrate and phosphate."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6302145"
     
  6. nwo2012

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    Thanks for that cliff. So probably prudent not to take thyroid at the same time as your eggshell calcium, otherwise dont worry about it.
     
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