Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Q. Dear Terry, “I have been on iodine (50 mgs) and L-tyrosine (500 mgs) for 4 months. I recently had my thyroid tested and it is still low. Why haven’t my thyroid levels increased?”— Lisa K., Kaukauna, WI
A. Dear Lisa, There are a small percentage of people who are not able realize the maximum benefits from iodine supplementation alone. In fact, these individuals may have a certain level of cellular resistance to iodine, similar to people who experience insulin resistance, which means their bodies are not able to efficiently utilize iodine. Additional nutrients, or “co-factors”, such as selenium, magnesium, manganese, niacin and riboflavin are needed to help maximize iodine uptake and assimilation, as well as boost thyroid function. I would recommend taking 3 capsules of this vitamin and mineral combination daily.
Terry . . . Naturally