Best supplements for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis of 2017

This video includes the best and strongest supplements for treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2017. This is the updated and revised 2016 version.

This list represents changes based on new patient outcomes and studies. As time changes so too do my recommendations.

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that includes not only hypothyroidism but a component of autoimmunity.

Treatment must be focused on improving thyroid function as well as optimizing immune regulation and function.

The list of supplements is targeted at systems to directly (or indirectly) increase thyroid function, reduce the symptoms of hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism or to boost immune function.

The top 9 Hashimoto’s supplements:

1. Zinc
– Helps to improve T4 to T3 conversion, decrease inflammation and improve immune function.

2. Selenium
– Improves T4 to T3 conversion, reduces inflammation and autoimmunity

3. Adrenal support
– Helps improve energy levels, balance cortisol levels and overall improve quality of life

4. Probiotics and prebiotics
– Helps to indirectly improve thyroid function and conversion, improve digestion and increase nutrient absorption

5. Vitamin D3 + K2
– Helps improve immune function and calcium regulation

6. Vitamin B12
– Helps improve energy levels, hair growth, reduces symptoms of depression and may improve quality of sleep

7. Supplements for sleep
– Helps reduce inflammation, improves thyroid function (lack of sleep leads to higher TSH level) and improves energy levels

8. Supplements for GI health
– Target supplements to GI conditions to help improve overall thyroid function and conversion and to reduce inflammatory levels

9. Iodine
– May improve thyroid hormone production & function

Find more info in the video above and check out the blog post below for all of the literary citations.

Please let me know if you have any further questions!

More information in the video and the full blog post can be found here:

The 9 Best Supplements for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis of 2017 (Updated): 9 Supplements Every Thyroid Patients Needs

You can read more on my website here:

This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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  1. Woohoo
    Woohoo 21 February, 2017, 16:29

    I had a bizarre symptom of constantly smelling exhaust. It happened a summer prior then went away. So when it began again, I realized that it was not from an outside source. I began investigaing, ran into info about zinc, and sure enough after supplementation it resolved. In fact when I pulled back on the zinc it returned, and vise versa.

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  2. Neal Kirsch
    Neal Kirsch 21 February, 2017, 16:29

    Hi Doc
    I am wondering what is your reasoning for adding in iodine supplement to a regime for hashimoto thyroiditis? I always thought and heard that I should stay away from Iodine if I have hashis (I heard from Dr. Christianson from integrative health and Mary Shoman as well) It is so confusing on knowing what to do? HELP! Also, do you think Ashwangha is good for hashi?

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  3. amal hamdan
    amal hamdan 21 February, 2017, 16:29

    Hi Doc, would I be able to send you an email for advice about my current blood work results indicating I have a high level of thyroid peroxidase?

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  4. Maly Cortes
    Maly Cortes 21 February, 2017, 16:29

    where is your practice I really need help.

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  5. Poonam D S
    Poonam D S 21 February, 2017, 16:29

    Hi Dr, could generic Liothyronine cause burning scalp/hair loss because of the fillers in it ? My doctor is giving me Levothyroxine and Liothyronine which makes me feel great..better than every actually. I even lost around 4 pounds in the first month. However, I have a burning scalp. I read a few comments on some other Youtube posts and decided to phase out the generic cytomel and within 2 days my scalp stopped burning. I want to know what are options out there that would give me the same results as taking the T4 and T3 without the side effect of burning scalp. I am almost certain that this side effect is due to the fillers in cytomel like calcium sulfate, gelatin, corn starch, stearic acid, sucrose and talc. I told my doctor to prescribe me 50 mcg of Levothyroxine coz I saw your video about other pills having fillers. Do you know if WP Thyroid would help? I just want the advantages of T3 without the burning scalp sensation.Please please advise something. I will be really grateful to you ! Thanks and a Happy New Year !

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