Thyroid Disease Treatment 101: Don’t be fooled by Thyroid Supplement Claims. Just Say No!
Typical thyroid Supplement with excess iodine ( 250 mcgs) including Kelp for the US market which does not need it with 300 mcg in the food we eat. Thyroid patients need to avoid excessive iodine intake in supplements. Some contain thyroid hormones and others very high amounts in the thousands mcgs of iodine in drop form.
Dr.Guttler’s comments on FDA Report:
- “Patients benefit from products that meet high standards for quality.” Thyroid patients get no benefits just dangers.
- Many of these so called thyroid support supplements have excess iodine, and many have actual thyroid hormone.
- Iodine in the USA can cause enlarging goiter, hypothyroid, hyperthyroid and thyroid cancer growth.
- 17 nutritional-supplement makers are selling more than 58 products with improper claims that they can prevent, treat or cure serious diseases, including hypothyroidism.
- 15 /17 companies are from the USA and are poisoning Americans with their products.
- The Illegal Ingredients in Your Dietary Supplements include physician prescribed thyroid hormones T4 and T3.
- If you are taking thyroid hormone treatment and hope supplements will help you, you are wrong and if there is T4 or T3 illegally in the supplement you are at risk for toxic hyperthyroidism.
- 80,000 kinds of supplements sold in 2016.
- U.S. supplement sales reached nearly $133 billion in 2016.
- Supplements, however, aren’t regulated like medicines and other products taken to improve health.
- The FDA doesn’t review whether a supplement works and is safe, as it does with prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines.
- The FDA has previously warned supplement makers that said their products can help patients suffering from cancer.
- Supplement companies, said it supported the recent actions by the FDA to root out “bad actors who put consumers at risk.”
- The Industry is full of “bad actors, makes billions at the expense of the public.
- A growing number of children are taking alternative supplements with no demonstrated health benefits. The rate of kids taking herbal and other supplements in the U.S. has nearly doubled, to 6.3%, a new analysis found.
- Pieter Cohen, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School who studies the safety of supplements, said one reason supplement companies tend to make assertions about thyroid diseases they can say supplements are good for your thyroid and you don’t need clinical data to support that, then you’ve got an environment that’s ripe for fraud.”
- Don’t spend your hard earned money on supplements and make those making supplements even richer.
- They win and you lose.
FDA Challenges Supplement Makers’ Marketing Claims
Agency accuses 17 companies of illegally selling products as treatments for diseases.