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 this confusion, please use this guide as a tool to help you figure out which supplements are ideal for your situation. 

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, especially if you are new to the thyroid thing!

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. 

I have spent years and have treated thousands of patients to date with various thyroid conditions and these supplements are the result of that research. 

If you are serious about improving your thyroid function then it's often best if you take a COMBINATION of supplements based on your symptoms. 

What this means for you is that you will often find better results if you take 2-3 supplements at a time (you can see my recommended combinations below). 

This isn't always required but I do find that people who use these combinations tend to get better results than those you don't. It's still perfectly reasonable, however, to use just one supplement at a time if that is your preference. 

You can find a quick combination guide that I recommend based on conditions and symptoms below for those with Hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's and those post RAI/Thyroidectomy:

Most of my supplements are designed to treat hypothyroidism but several can still be safely used if you have hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease:

I've also provided a more detailed analysis of each supplement and how they work 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!

Thyroid Chill

thyroid chill supplement information

What is Thyroid Chill?

It does exactly as it sounds. It helps your mind and body chill out, calm down, and enter a state of relaxation. 

I already have many supplements designed to help improve your stress, but none of them focused on improving neurotransmitter levels or help the mind enter a state of relaxation (they mostly focused on increasing your energy levels). 

While increasing your energy is ideal, it's also important that your mind is relaxed as well!

Thyroid Chill is highly a highly absorbable powdered drink mix (cherry flavored) which contains a number of important neurotransmitters including Myoinositol, GABA, L-Theanine, magnesium, and Taurine. 

The #1 ingredient in this mix is Myoinositol (2,000mg per serving) which does much more than just help your improve your mood and treat depression. 

It's actually a potent ingredient which ALSO helps balance insulin and leptin. Myoinositol is known for its beneficial effects in treating PCOS, infertility, and in balancing sex hormones (such as estrogen and progesterone). 

It's also one of the main ingredients in MIC 'fat burner' B12 shots/injections!

The other ingredients have all been shown in studies to help balance your mood, improve your stress resiliency, and improve hormone levels such as cortisol. 

If you find yourself stressed out, if you are suffering from depression, anxiety, insomnia, adrenal fatigue, or just want to help your mind 'slow' down then Thyroid Chill is for you. 

If you have any of the following then Thyroid Chill may be ideal for you:

  • Thyroid-related issues (of any kind)
  • Adrenal-related issues
  • High-stress jobs
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Irritability
  • High blood pressure
  • PCOS or a suspicion that you are on the PCOS spectrum
  • Infertility
  • Weight Gain
  • Mood-related issues (brain fog, ADD, difficulty concentrating, etc.)

Thyroid Daily Essentials

thyroid daily essentials supplement information

Thyroid Daily Essentials is a 5-in-1 multivitamin specifically designed for thyroid patients. 

It contains 5 different formulas all put together in 1 daily packet which includes 6 different capsules. 

Each packet contains:

  • 1 probiotic capsule which contains 30 billion CFU of my proprietary blend of probiotics used in Ultra Biotic x100 - Probiotics help support gut function and indirectly help promote T4 to T3 conversion. 
  • A therapeutic dose of magnesium (175mg) - Magnesium tends to be dysregulated in thyroid patients due to how thyroid hormone alters magnesium metabolism. 
  • A therapeutic dose of Vitamin D3 (2100 IU) - Vitamin D plays a critical role in regulating both the thyroid and your immune system. This blend contains the activated D3 formula at an ideal dose for thyroid patients. 
  • iFOS certified Fish oil (650mg) - Fish oil helps reduce inflammation which c can further help promote T4 to T3 conversion as well as reducing inflammation. 
  • 2 Capsules of a multivitamin blend which contains activated B vitamins and highly absorbable formulations of all vitamins, minerals, and nutrients - Included in this mix are Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin D, B Vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and so on. All of the nutrients required for thyroid support.  

I created this multivitamin as a way to help thyroid patients get all of the nutrients that they need in 1 single dose pack. 

This pack does NOT replace the more nuanced supplements such as Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex and T3 Conversion Booster, but it is a great place to start to help replete all of the necessary nutrients that your body may be missing. 

For best use, I recommend that you take this multivitamin daily for at least 2-3 months. From there you can either focus on other areas in your health or you can continue indefinitely with this regimen. 

This multivitamin was specifically created to be used in conjunction with thyroid medication (of all types) and with all of our other supplement blends and combinations.