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Shakeology and Thyroid - Please Advise!
How does shakeology effect thyroid meds. I was using shakeology and I loved it, but my doctor told me that I should not use it as it would effect my thyroid. Can you give me any info on this subject.
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RE: Shakeology and Thyroid - Please Advise!
9/29/10 2:50 PM as a reply to pframe.
You should probably ask him exactly what in it could affect your medicine. There are a few ingredients that have been considered possibly helpful (if you read Mary Shomon's books or website) but it also has iodone which could worsen conditions for some people. It seems to be hit or miss with what helps people since people tend to have to figure it out themselves with little help from the endos.

Also, shakeology contains iron and calcium. Both of these can hinder the absorption of thyroid medicine. You should avoid taking either within 4 hours of taking your thyroid medicine. Many doctors do not bother to mention that and so the levels in your system can change depending on what you had for breakfast if you take your medicine first thing in the morning.
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RE: Shakeology and Thyroid - Please Advise!
12/14/10 3:59 AM as a reply to pframe.
Hi,did you ever find out anything? I am thyroid meds and DO NOT want to mess things up.It is so hard to get the levels back where they need to be when you do get them messed up.
Thanks,
Jenn
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RE: Shakeology and Thyroid - Please Advise!
12/27/12 3:50 PM as a reply to jenniferasher.
Hi! I'm not sure whatever happened with this post, but I wanted to let you know that I take levothyroxine and drink Shakeology. I do not have a thyroid and drinking Shakeology has never affected my medication. I am probably doing better than I was before I started drinking Shakeology. emoticon

Tammy
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RE: Shakeology and Thyroid - Please Advise!
1/2/13 1:31 AM as a reply to pframe.
Hello, I have hypothyroidism and am taking Levothyroxine. I also drink shakeology. I make sure that the shakeology and when I take my meds is at least 4hours apart. Which you should never take your levotyroxine or synthroid with vitamins,or with milk/milk products..you should let at least 4hrs past between the two. It has helped me. improved my energy levels. Plus my endo dr. was so impressed with the ingredients that are in shakeology.

Good Luck to you emoticon
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