Vitamin D and Thyroid Patients, you need to know about Vitamin D

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One of the many downsides of being hypothyroid is the inability to absorb and/or metabolize a variety of vitamins and minerals, mostly due to low stomach acid.

And unfortunately, many Vit D challenged patients think that all they have to do is sit in the sun and they will create enough Vitamin D.  Not so for many hypothyroid patients!  I was fortunate to have a decent doctor who tested my Vitamin D level when knowledge about vitamin D deficiency was in its infancy.  My level was 19 with a normal range of 30 – 100 ng/ml and he put me on high doses of Vitamin D3.  Imagine my surprise when six months later, I didn’t need my daily asthma inhaler and I didn’t have a cold all year!

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