Thursday, February 10, 2011

Take thyroid meds in evening for better results

This is so interesting. I presumed you should take meds in the morning to get that thyroid energy all day, but here's what Mary Shomon,'s trusted thyroid guru says:

But two important studies -- a 2007 study published in the journalClinical Endocrinology, and a follow-up larger randomized trial reported in the December 2010 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine -- have found that taking the same dose of levothyroxine (i.e., Synthroid) at bedtime, as compared to first thing in the morning, may be better.
read more here.

It's always best to take the meds on an empty stomach, so nighttime dosing might not only be convenient it makes sense especially if you drink coffee....and or something with milk...or multivitamins as both coffee and calcium are shown to interfere with thyroid hormone absorption.  

Here's Mary's post on coffee/calcium. 

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