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i've heard some people say that they dissolve armour under their tongue and that this helps the body get more out of the armour and protects the calcitonin from being destroyed in the stomach.

with my synthroid, i obviously took it by swallowing it, but since i just switched to armour, i want to do the best thing for my body, even if that means dissolving it.

with dissolving, would the same rules about not eating for an hour apply? what about taking supplements with calcium or iron in them? since the armour wouldn't be going through the stomach, could food and supplements be consumed sooner without a negative impact?

thanks in advance!

rachel.
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i've heard some people say that they dissolve armour under their tongue and that this helps the body get more out of the armour and protects the calcitonin from being destroyed in the stomach.

with my synthroid, i obviously took it by swallowing it, but since i just switched to armour, i want to do the best thing for my body, even if that means dissolving it.

with dissolving, would the same rules about not eating for an hour apply? what about taking supplements with calcium or iron in them? since the armour wouldn't be going through the stomach, could food and supplements be consumed sooner without a negative impact?

thanks in advance!

rachel.


Hi Rachel,

i eat my Armour twice a day. I took half pill in the morning & other half in the afternoon. I swallow my pill. i took my supplements in the evening.
[QUOTE=Concerned Male]When swallowing Armour, is it always necessary to wait two hours before you eat anything? I heard that if you eat something, that you should wait two hours until taking Armour. But if you take Armour on an empty stomach, you only need to wait 30 minutes to eat something? Is that true?

i think the most important thing is that you be consistent. take it at the same time every day. if you take it with food, take it with the same food every day. if you wait after eating, eat at the same time, eat the same thing and wait the same amount of time every day.

for me, it is easiest to take it at 6am every day and wait for 1 hour to eat breakfast. it's my understanding that absorbtion is better on an empty stomach, so that's why i started taking my synthroid that way. it's also easy cuz i am always up by 6am and i never eat breakfast until i am about to leave my house, so waiting until 7am to eat isn't a problem.

some vitamins and minerals can have a negative impact on absorption, so i don't take them until my lunch meal. (calcium, iron, etc.) mary j. shomon's book, living well with hypothyroidism, had a really good section on this stuff.