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Nutrient deficiencies that ALL thyroid patients struggle with Dr. Westin Childs Podcast: Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones

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There are certain deficiencies that almost EVERY thyroid patients struggles with.

And these nutrient deficiencies negatively impact both the thyroid gland itself AND other areas of your body.

Leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and depression.

Why are they so common?

Because if you have low thyroid function it sets your body up for other nutrient deficiencies due to its physiology.

If you have ANY of these nutrient deficiencies then you need to make sure you take care of them ASAP.

#1. Vitamin B12.

B12 is probably one of the most common (and most important) deficiencies that thyroid patients face.

Why? Because B12 is a wimpy nutrient in the sense that so many things disrupt it from getting into your body.

Not only that but it's also hard for the body to utilize if it's not in the right form or if you have an MTHFR defect in your body.

These two things make it so that even if you are taking B12 it may not be getting into your body or being used by your body.

B12 deficiency also leads to symptoms such as low energy, decreased concentration, and a decreased metabolism which all mimic the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

#2. Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is also incredibly important for thyroid patients! Not only does vitamin D play a role in regulating thyroid function but low vitamin D increases your risk for developing thyroid cancer and thyroid autoimmune disease.

Taking Vitamin D can potentially boost your immune system and actually reduce inflammation and autoimmunity.

There are certain deficiencies that almost EVERY thyroid patients struggles with.

And these nutrient deficiencies negatively impact both the thyroid gland itself AND other areas of your body.

Leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and depression.

Why are they so common?

Because if you have low thyroid function it sets your body up for other nutrient deficiencies due to its physiology.

If you have ANY of these nutrient deficiencies then you need to make sure you take care of them ASAP.

#1. Vitamin B12.

B12 is probably one of the most common (and most important) deficiencies that thyroid patients face.

Why? Because B12 is a wimpy nutrient in the sense that so many things disrupt it from getting into your body.

Not only that but it's also hard for the body to utilize if it's not in the right form or if you have an MTHFR defect in your body.

These two things make it so that even if you are taking B12 it may not be getting into your body or being used by your body.

B12 deficiency also leads to symptoms such as low energy, decreased concentration, and a decreased metabolism which all mimic the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

#2. Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is also incredibly important for thyroid patients! Not only does vitamin D play a role in regulating thyroid function but low vitamin D increases your risk for developing thyroid cancer and thyroid autoimmune disease.

Taking Vitamin D can potentially boost your immune system and actually reduce inflammation and autoimmunity.

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