Vitamins & Minerals in Hypothyroids – WHY do we need them?
Here are some links to the reasons why you need to have these levels of certain vitamins and minerals checked and their connection to your thyroid and metabolic status.
http://www.thewayup.com/newsletters/081504.htm and http://www.ithyroid.com/iron.htm.
I also used the following article in our last TPA Newsletter
Low vitamin B12:
Low vitamin D3:
http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/ffdbiyo/current4/07 Iham AM?R.pdf
It is essential that you have a correct level of Selenium and Zinc as both are needed for conversion of the mainly INACTIVE thyroid hormone thyroxine into the ACTIVE form of the thyroid hormone T3.