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Don't take calcium and thyroid meds together.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Calcium carbonate -
Scientists report that consuming calcium carbonate, the most recommended form of calcium supplements can interfere with your thyroid medication. According to a study done at UCLA, calcium can prevent the absorption of thyroxine. Now this just doesn't seem fair... as women are most likely to be hypothyroid AND at risk for osteoporosis. However, if you take your thyroid in the morning and your calcium supplements at night, you can prevent this problem.
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