Supplement Guide - Dr. Westin Childs | Thyroid & Health Supplements That Work

Supplement Guide

This page is for you if you are wondering what supplements you should use, if they are safe for your thyroid problems, and how they work!

I understand that there can be a lot of confusion regarding supplements, especially for the thyroid. 

Because of the

I have created a suite of thyroid-specific supplements which help at various stages of thyroid hormone function and metabolism. 

Understanding how they work seems easy to me, but I can understand that it is confusing!

Use this guide if you aren't sure which supplements to start with or use for your conditions. 

As a general rule, all of my supplements are specifically designed to treat ALL types of thyroid problems and they can be used with each other (you can use more than one at a time) and they can be used in conjunction with ALL types of thyroid medications. They also work if you have a thyroid, if you don't have a thyroid, if your thyroid has been destroyed by radioactive iodine, and even if you don't have documented thyroid problems. 

In addition, I frequently recommend that you take a COMBINATION of certain supplements based on your conditions. 

My supplements pair perfectly with one another and by taking more than one at a time you will dramatically increase your results. 

You can find a quick combination guide that I recommend based on conditions and symptoms below:

For a more detailed overview of how they work please see the information below. 

Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex

thyroid adrenal reset complex supplement guide

Thyroid adrenal reset complex is my go-to supplement for anyone with thyroid problems because it helps both the adrenal hormone system and the thyroid hormone system. 

It contains special ingredients and blends designed to nourish and support both systems. 

For this reason it can be used with all types of thyroid medications and for all types of thyroid conditions. 

Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex should not directly increase your thyroid hormone levels, so it's fine to use with virtually any thyroid medical condition. 

It works by helping existing functions do their job and by helping your body tolerate more stress. It also has an anti-inflammatory blend designed to promote thyroid conversion as well. 

This supplement is ideal for anyone with thyroid issues, fatigue, cortisol issues, and known or suspected thyroid imbalance. 

Almost every single thyroid patient has one or more of these problems which is why this is my most often recommended supplement!

Can be used with the following thyroid conditions:

  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • After thyroidectomy
  • After radioactive iodine ablation
  • With all types of thyroid medications
  • After treatment for hyperthyroidism
  • If you have thyroid cancer

T3 Conversion Booster

T3 conversion booster supplement guide

T3 Conversion Booster is designed to provide your body with very specific nutrients to help your thyroid do its job. 

One of the main jobs of your thyroid is to take the inactive T4 thyroid hormone and convert it into the active T3 thyroid hormone. 

This process is known as thyroid conversion or peripheral thyroid conversion. 

Many people have issues with this conversion process due to nutrient deficiencies, high doses of T4 only thyroid medication, inflammation and so on. 

This product provides your body with very specific nutrients to help your body push more T4 into T3 in a natural way. 

By using this supplement it should NOT give you TOO much T3. Instead, it should allow your body to produce T3 on its own in the amount that you would normally if you didn't have any medical conditions. 

It works VERY well when combined with Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex and is one of our most purchased combinations. 

By using both of these supplements together you are supporting thyroid hormone conversion, thyroid support, and adrenal support all in 2 supplements. 

Can be used with the following thyroid conditions:

  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • After thyroidectomy
  • After radioactive iodine ablation
  • With all types of thyroid medications
  • After treatment for hyperthyroidism (but not if you are using PTU or methimazole)
  • If you have thyroid cancer

Thyroid Hair Regrowth Complex

thyroid hair regrowth complex supplement guide

Thyroid Hair Regrowth Complex is probably my easiest supplement to understand how it works! You simply take it if you are having issues with hair loss related to your thyroid. 

This particular supplement contains ingredients which help your body stimulate proteins such as collagen to help your hair grow back naturally. 

This works independently of thyroid function which means that it can be taken on its own or with other thyroid enhancing supplements, hair regrowth supplements, and thyroid medications. 

If you are having issues with hair loss related to your thyroid then taking Thyroid Hair Regrowth Complex in combination with T3 Conversion Booster is an ideal combo.

This will help you create more T3 (the most powerful thyroid hormone) while nourishing your hair through a second mechanism. 

Can be used with the following thyroid conditions:

  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • After thyroidectomy
  • After radioactive iodine ablation
  • With all types of thyroid medications
  • After treatment for hyperthyroidism
  • If you have thyroid cancer

Gut Bomb 350 Billion

gut bomb 350 billion supplement guide

Gut Bomb 350 Billion is the strongest and most powerful probiotic that I've created. 

It contains 350 billion CFU per serving (but actually contains 600 billion CFU at the time of manufacture) with 18 different probiotic species. 

This powerful probiotic was created with the goal to reset the gut by dropping a probiotic 'bomb' into it. 

This many probiotics and strains can help repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria, promote intestinal/immune health, and help with weight management. 

I call it a weight loss probiotic because it can if combined with other therapies such as exercise, diet, and intermittent fasting, help you reach your weight loss goals. 

My supplement weight loss combination recommendation is Gut Bomb 350 Billion (to reset the gut) + Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex (to enhance thyroid function, cortisol, and T3 levels) + Functional Fuel Complete (to promote appetite and metabolism). I find that this combination works especially well when combined with diet, exercise, and other weight loss therapies. 

Gut Bomb 350 Billion is an expensive probiotic, so it's not really ideal for daily use. 

Instead, I recommend that you use it in rounds. 

1 round means 1 packet of probiotic each day for 15 days straight. You can undergo 1 to 3 rounds (or more depending on your condition) to reset your gut as needed. 

I still use Gut Bomb 350 Billion on my own gut several times per month. 

After you undergo 1-3 rounds (or however many you opt for) you can then transition to Ultra Biotic x100 for daily use. 

This will help act as gut maintenance and help improve your gut function. 

A.R.C II

ARC II supplement guide

A.R.C. II is primarily an adrenal supplement but different from Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex (even though they both help treat cortisol issues and adrenal fatigue). 

A.R.C II contains only adrenal adaptogens (making it 100% vegan) and it is ideal for those who have the anxiety/stress combination. 

Some people with adrenal fatigue simply feel fatigued and run down while others have fatigue but still feel almost too energized. These people often suffer from anxiety, the inability to clam down their mind, and may even feel over-energized. 

If you fit into this category then A.R.C II is ideal for you. A.R.C II contains adaptogens and other ingredients meant to calm down the body all while supporting adrenal and cortisol levels. 

If you have really bad adrenal fatigue (with or without anxiety) then the combination of A.R.C II and Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex pair very well together. 

In fact, I personally use both on occasion as I feel it necessary. 

Can be used with the following thyroid conditions:

  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • After thyroidectomy
  • After radioactive iodine ablation
  • With all types of thyroid medications
  • After treatment for hyperthyroidism
  • If you have thyroid cancer

Ultra Biotic x100

ultra biotic x100 supplement guide

Ultra Biotic is a daily high dose (but not as high as Gut Bomb 350 Billion) probiotic. 

It contains 100 billion CFU in each capsule (thus the name x100!) and it is ideal for those who transition from Gut Bomb 350 Billion or if you want daily gut health maintenance. 

It contains a powerful combination of 4 well studied probiotic strains (Lactobacillus acidophilus la-14, bifidobacterium longum Bl-05, Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115, and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019). 

My general recommendation is to start with Gut Bomb 350 Billion to really get your gut health on the right track (use Gut Bomb 350 Billion for 1-2 rounds or more depending on your gut health) and then transition into using Ultra Biotic x100 daily. 

As someone who suffers from gut health (and with a previous history of both IBS and SIBO), this is what I consider to be my maintenance probiotic. 

All of my probiotics are designed to help great difficult gut conditions and to promote hormone balance and aid in weight loss. 

Can be used with the following thyroid conditions:

  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • After thyroidectomy
  • After radioactive iodine ablation
  • With all types of thyroid medications
  • After treatment for hyperthyroidism
  • If you have thyroid cancer

Functional Fuel Complete

functional fuel complete supplement guide

Functional Fuel Complete is a complete protein powder ideal for thyroid patients. 

Why?

Because it does NOT contain any milk, soy, or dairy products. The protein powder is 100% plant-based which means that it is readily absorbed and utilized by the body. 

In addition, it also contains basic vitamins and nutrients designed to help support thyroid function. 

This protein powder is ideal for thyroid patients to help promote normal weight, balance appetite, and support thyroid function. 

It can be used by patients with all types of thyroid conditions and tastes great!