Hello! I have been taking a teaspoon of powdered kelp on and off for the past year or so. I haven't taken it in quite a while but am wondering if I start using it again now that I'm on medication (50mcg of levothyroxine) is it going to cause problems?
I originally started using it because I began using noniodized sea salt and I don't eat many processed/packaged foods. I was concerned about becoming deficient in iodine (I don't feel I was or am iodine deficient but I don't want to move in that direction either).
Anyone have any experience with this? Any help would be appreciated!
Diatron will probably have the right answer, but can I throw in my opinion?
The only purpose for iodine is to synthesize thyroid hormone within the thyroid gland. Iodine doesn't make you "feel" any better or worse.
If your gland can't make use of it anyway because of its malfunction, what difference does it make whether you ingest enough or not?