Buyer, Beware of Over-the-Counter Thyroid Supplements: Study

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Buyer, Beware of Over-the-Counter Thyroid Supplements: Study
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Tue, 11-22-2011 - 8:37am

According to Health Day News:

Over-the-counter "thyroid support" supplements commonly used for weight loss and to fight fatigue are mostly ineffective and may pose a health threat, a new study warns.

The supplements contain widely varying amounts of two kinds of thyroid hormones -- triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) -- apparently derived largely from chopped up animal thyroid glands, according to senior investigator Dr. Victor Bernet, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. READ MORE

Do you take any over the counter supplements? Do they seem to help?

Karla
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It seems there is usually someone that tries to sell something that might endanger those with health problems.

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