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Thyroid hormone supplementation: If hormones are necessary, work with an experienced medical provider to find a hormone supplement that works best for you.

The following suggestions may support thyroid hormone production.

  • Iodine: Up to 1150 mcg daily. Intake above this amount is generally well tolerated. The exact dosage to be taken should be determined by thyroid function testing and the advice of a health care professional.
  • Selenium: 200 – 400 mcg daily
  • Zinc: 30 – 80 mg daily
  • Copper: 1 – 2 mg daily
  • Curcumin (as highly absorbed BCM-95®): 400 – 800 mg daily
  • Natural Vitamin E: 400 IU alpha-tocopherol and 200 mg gamma-tocopherol
  • Vitamin C: 1000 – 2000 mg daily
  • Iron: Check for deficiency and correct if low
  • Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin): 1000 – 2000 mcg daily
  • DHEA: The exact dosage to be taken should be determined by blood testing and the advice of a physician. Typical dosages range from 15 – 75 mg daily taken in the morning. DHEA serum blood tests are suggested 3 – 6 weeks after initiating DHEA replacement therapy to optimize individual dosing.
  • Pregnenolone: Check for deficiencies and correct if low. Typical dosages are 50 – 100 mg daily. A complete hormone profile is suggested when supplementing with pregnenolone as it may affect levels of other hormones, such as progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and/or DHEA.
  • Rhodiola, standardized extract: 250 – 500 mg daily
  • L-tyrosine: 500 – 1000 mg daily

In addition, the following blood testing resources may be helpful: