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The Most Important Nutrients for Thyroid Problems

Review by Richard Shames, M.D. & Karilee Shames, Ph.D., R.N.


Updated August 11, 2014

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August 2003 -- For those of you who are reading this, and feel you only have one minute to spare, here's the short version: be sure to take a strong multivitamin with minerals along with a couple of grams of Vitamin C each day. This has to be high-quality, such as can be purchased from reputable health food stores, as opposed to some of the larger national drug store brands in the same category as Centrum or Centrum Silver. Most nationally-advertised multiple vitamins sold in drugstores do not have the potency nor the bioavailability that thyroid sufferers need.

For those who have the time to read on, there are other nutrients to explore: NOTE: For those who have special complex individualized needs, nutritional thyroid coaching sessions with Dr. Rich Shames are available to help speed your recovery, for any location, through their website www.ThyroidPower.com or by calling 866-468-4979.

Reprinted by permission. Originally published online.
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