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Do certain foods block absorption of Synthroid?

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Old 11-07-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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Do certain foods block absorption of Synthroid?

Does anyone know if certain foods will block the absorption of Synthroid? My doctor might think the diet I eat might be contributing to the less absorption of it . So I am trying to cut out like sugar and bad foods. Guess I should be eating healthy anyways lol

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Old 11-07-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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Re: Do certain foods block absorption of Synthroid?

I know that calcium and iron can block absorption. As well as a high fiber diet. You can take calcium and iron supplements 4 to 6 hours from taking your Synthroid(is what I have learned).

In the morning I try not to have any dairy products for at least 4 hours from taking my thyroid medicine.

Have been taking 200mcgs of Selenium split in half. Take 100mcgs of Selenium 4 hours after thyroid medication. Then other half about 1 or 2 O'clock. Selenium helps convert T4 to T3.

Am thinking the Selenium has helped the arthritis in my shoulder.

Old 11-07-2007, 03:02 PM   #3
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Re: Do certain foods block absorption of Synthroid?

Oatmeal, walnuts, and peanut butter can hinder the absorption of Synthroid significantly.

I just experienced this. I eat oatmeal and walnuts everyday and am on a very high fiber diet. My doctor had to increase my dosage.

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Re: Do certain foods block absorption of Synthroid?

So sorry Barbara Ann. I eat oatmeal, but only one bowl in the morning.

Also forgot to mention that SOY is a thyroid function suppresser. You will want to search Goitragens(spelling may be wrong). Too much of these will suppress thyroid function. If cooked, it is safe.

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