Hashimotos Thyroiditis and Selenium Supplementation
Greetings, friends. I’m Nik Hedberg, and today’s Hashimoto’s tip of the day is selenium supplementation. Selenium is really a thyroid antioxidant, and it’s involved in the activation of thyroid hormones. It’s very important. Selenium was also looked at in one study, at it’s effects on thyroid antibody levels, and so they gave the subjects selenium supplementation. They monitored their antibody levels for about three months. They found that selenium supplementation significantly reduced their thyroid antibody levels. They also found that the subjects reported an improved sense of overall wellbeing and a better mood.
It’s really important to understand the type of selenium to take because there is the risk of toxicity. I recommend selenomethionine. That’s the best. That’s the safest form of selenium, and there’s very little risk for toxicity. The amount of selenium that you take, and that they used in the study, was about 200 micrograms a day. You don’t need more than that. That’s a safe and effective dose of selenium. Of course, you want to discuss this with your , but selenium is really the most important supplement you can take if you do have Hashimoto’s. I hope you enjoyed Hashimoto’s tip, and I will see you next time. Take care.