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how much vitamin b12 should you take for your thyroid?

How Much Vitamin B12 Should you Take for Your Thyroid?

The Relationship Between Your Thyroid and Vitamin B12 StatusWould it surprise you to know that a great many thyroid patients are vitamin B12 deficient? Or that the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can closely mimic hypothyroidism? The truth is that any thyroid patient who suffers from LOW thyroid (including those with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, those who are post …

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16 foods that are naturally high with iodine

16 Foods Naturally High in Iodine – Boost your Thyroid with Foods

Yes, You Need IodineIodine is actually fairly controversial as far as minerals go.  On one hand, you have a group of people who will tell you that iodine is dangerous and should never be used for your thyroid, and on the other, you have a group of people who want you to consume incredibly high amounts …

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selenomethionine - the best form of selenium?

Selenomethionine – The Best Type of Selenium?

Selenium vs Selenomethionine: What’s the Difference? Selenium is an essential (read required) nutrient that your body MUST have.  It’s part of several very important pathways that we will talk about in a second.  But what you need to know here is that if you don’t have enough selenium in your body then you will suffer symptoms ranging from …

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how to use glucomannan for weight loss

How to use Glucomannan For Weight Loss (+ Which one is best)

What is Glucomannan?Glucomannan may just be one of the best unknown weight loss therapies around (1).  It’s just not that popular despite the fact that it can help with a number of health conditions including cholesterol management (2), weight loss, appetite control, blood sugar control, and more.  But what is it? Glucomannan is a soluble dietary fiber. But it’s really …

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signs and symptoms of selenium toxicity

Signs and Symptoms of Selenium Toxicity – Are you Taking Too Much?

Serious Selenium Toxicity is Rare but Minor Excess Is More Common Than you ThinkSelenium is one of the most important micronutrients in your body when it comes to your thyroid.  Selenium also plays an important role in regulating enzymes that help protect your cells from free radicals.  These enzymes are known as selenium-dependent enzymes (1) and they are …

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Product & Supplement Updates: Reformulations, Updated Product Bundles & More

What’s New with My SupplementsWant to get the latest news with my supplements including which products I have in the pipeline and which products I am making changes to? If you are interested in You are in the right place because that’s exactly what we are going to talk about!  I tend to keep all of the information …

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list of leptin resistance supplements

Leptin Resistance Supplements: What’s Working in 2020

Treating Leptin Resistance NaturallyHere’s the deal: Most people (physicians and patients alike) who know anything about losing weight and keeping it off, the right way, know about leptin.  They know that if you want to lose weight and keep it off you must target leptin levels.  But there’s one big problem: Leptin is notoriously hard to manipulate.  And leptin resistance …

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Vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms and treatment guide

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms (+ how to test for it and treat it with supplements)

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 DeficiencyThink you don’t have to worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency because you are living in a place like the United States? Think again.  It’s been estimated (by various medical research journals) that the rate of Vitamin B12 deficiency approaches 40% (depending on the study you look at (1)).  And this number is catching only those …

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Is magnesium stearate safe to use in dietary supplements?

Is Magnesium Stearate Safe to use in Dietary Supplements?

Depending on where you look you can read that magnesium stearate is a toxic harmful additive or a completely harmless filler.  Which one is correct and why does it matter for you? We are going to explore the science and attempt to answer the question as to whether or not it’s actually something you should be concerned …

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Are Thyroid Glandular Supplements Safe?

Are Thyroid Glandular Supplements Safe?

Thyroid glandular supplements can be tempting if you already have existing thyroid disease.  But are these supplements safe? Will using them be helpful or harmful to your thyroid? The answer is that more times than not they may actually cause damage to your body.  Learn more about how these supplements work, better alternatives available, and the symptoms associated …

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