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 Vitamins, dietary nutrients and minerals all play a surprisingly big role in how healthy our thyroid is. While the medical profession is still learning about the many and often complex ways in which these nutrients work, we do know which nutrients have shown to be of benefit to those who are experiencing hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone):

vitamin A

Supplementation with vitamin A for four months has been shown to significantly reduce TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels and increase T3 levels in premenopausal women1. A deficiency in vitamin A can lead to hypothyroidism, particularly affecting the body’s own levels of T3. This deficiency can sometimes be missed in a standard blood test,2 so we suggest that if you have concerns that your thyroid is not functioning as it should, you add some extra vitamin A to your diet. The RDA (Recommended Daily Amount) of vitamin A is 900-3000μg per day. Sources of vitamin A derived from beta carotene are always safer, as other, active forms of vitamin A can be toxic in higher doses. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin and therefore cannot be absorbed without fat (so consume a supplement with food).

The top 5 sources of vitamin A:

  • Goji berries – dried (8128μg, per 100g)
  • Liver – beef, pan-fried (5454μg, per 100g)
  • Sweet potatoes (4490μg, per 100g) most as beta-carotene
  •  Spinach – raw (852μg, per 100g) most as beta-carotene
  • Carrots – raw (627μg, per 100g) most as beta-carotene

B vitamins including B2, B6 & B12

B2 (riboflavin) deficiency causes low thyroid hormone levels3. Patients with vitamin B2 deficiency are also significantly more prone to…