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Thyroid Blood Tests and Why TSH isn’t important

If you are a client at VIGEO Health, then Iodine is probably on your list of supplements. That’s because 95% of people are short of iodine. Iodine is needed most by your thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism. It also helps detox Fluoride, which causes a lot of the symptoms of low Thyroid.

Taking thyroid meds without iodine is like revving your car without any oil in the engine. Proper iodine levels (and other micronutrient cofactors) can mitigate or lessen the need for thyroid meds.

If your doctor thinks you need to check your thyroid function, then consider this when looking at the results (if you are taking iodine):

“When iodine supplementation first begins, it’s not uncommon for TSH levels to rise. This is the body’s response to an increased supply of iodine - it increases TSH in order to stimulate more NIS transporters, which are plasma membrane glycoproteins that mediate the uptake of iodine into the thyroid. The more iodine the body has to process, the more NIS needed. Raised TSH levels are an appropriate response,  and these TSH levels may stay elevated until the body adapts to its new normal of iodine. It is extremely rare to have iodine-induced hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, and there are usually underlying reasons for this.” -

If you think you could benefit from thyroid medications while you are working to optimize your nutrients, then we recommend PR Aesthetics in Draper, UT. They can do some bloodwork and and are able to prescribe to all 50 states. Talk with Stephanie Smith, NP, at PR Aesthetics to see if they can help!  

Podcast:  To learn more, listen to the podcast by Dr. Amie Hornamen at the Thyroid Fixer. She talks about how bio-regulator peptides and T2 can help too!


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