Most people know that a balanced thyroid is crucial for their body to work right but little is known about vitamin D.
Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for thyroid to work right.
Are you lately feeling a bit fat, fuzzy, or frazzled? Do you wish you had more energy, better digestion, sounder sleep, sharper memory, or greater vitality?
Amazingly, most of us are NOT ample in Vitamin D. That’s because the original RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) was mistakenly set way too low for Vitamin D.
This little 1940’s research boo-boo has had gigantic negative effects on our society.
We all now struggle with various degrees of diminished function, both in ourselves and in those around us, due to the silent epidemic of low levels of Vitamin D.
Just how important is Vitamin D? Imagine any tissue or organ in the body, be it your heart, brain, lungs, stomach, skin, or joints. In each cell’s nucleus, a thyroid molecule could be allowing DNA to direct tissue metabolism. A molecule of Vitamin-D must also be present.
So, what can you do about it? Sure, you could just start taking 2000 IU of Vitamin D, instead of the measly 400 of the mistaken past. Many of us, however, need much more Vitamin D. This is especially true if ANY genetic relative ever had trouble with thyroid, diabetes, migraine, or other auto-immune problem.
It’s best to get checked. Next time you have blood drawn for any reason, insist on including a Vitamin D level. Make sure it is the preferable OH-25 version that is measured. Your eventual goal is to be in the upper half of the 30-100 normal range.
Best of all would be to go to ThyroidPower.com and self-order a Home Test Kit from a top certified national lab. This entails a simple finger prick blood sample that is more accurate, less expensive, and less painful than the regular needle blood draw.
Richard L. Shames, M.D.
Dr. Richard Shames is a Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and NIH trained practicing physician who has specialized in hormone treatment for thirty years. This master practitioner has co-written several very popular books including Thyroid Power, followed by the ground-breaking release of Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled?. Dr. Shames is also an expert in the connection between thyroid and Vitamin D.