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Old 09-23-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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How much of a difference does dosing on an empty stomach make?

Question about dosing on an empty stomach (or not).

Do you guys notice a big difference between the two? I completely forgot about the empty stomach thing this morning and dosed directly after eating breakfast.

 
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Re: How much of a difference does dosing on an empty stomach make?

I thinkI read somewhere a long time ago, that you absorb 40% or less of the T4 if you dose with food (depending on the food). Foods high in Fiber, Iron, and calcium block absorbtion the most.

T3, on the other hand is still absorbed, but much more slowly, though it is also blocked by Calcium and iron, and possibly fiber, too.
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Re: How much of a difference does dosing on an empty stomach make?

The FDA database states that you have a maximum absorption of 40-60 % of your T4 when taken with food. Food doesn't effect the absorption of T3 as greatly. You can lose up to 20% that way. When you eat with your meds it causes flushing or purging of the T4 in your stool. What a waste. However it won't hurt you to have eaten with it. You just may not feel the full benefit of your supplement today. Taking iron, calcium carbonate, magnesium and other minerals will effect absorption as well. The rule of thumb for those is four hours after or eight hours before. I take most of my mineral supplements in the evening before dinner. Fiber, soy protien, some nuts and other stuff can also interfere with absorption. However when considering food, your dosage will adjust to your diet as long as your diet is consistent.

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Old 09-23-2008, 10:22 PM   #4
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Re: How much of a difference does dosing on an empty stomach make?

Thanks for the info, guys.

 
Old 09-24-2008, 05:37 AM   #5
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Re: How much of a difference does dosing on an empty stomach make?

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The FDA database states that you have a maximum absorption of 40-60 % of your T4 when taken with food.

I thinkI read somewhere a long time ago, that you absorb 40% or less of the T4 if you dose with food
that's what I *thought*, but didn't KNOW
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