Since the discovery of Hashimoto’s and its treatment there are many research works which are done and most of them has directed towards the lack of nutrition which plays a great role in the promotion of this disorder. Some key lacking are Selenium, Ferretin, B vitamins, and Vitamin D.
Patients who are not sure about their deficiencies should totally go for a checkup and look if there is any sort of lacking in the vitamins or minerals and once this is found in the beginning, it plays a massive role in knowing and treating your disorder.
Importance of the nutrients:
Proper nutrient is always given importance and that is the reason that in childhood growth was shown as an incentive for eating properly but the need of proper diet is more rooted that this. As while growing up most of the people are not aware of what they are taking or what they are lacking then why does selenium and ferretin become so important all of a sudden? So following are the needed information which will show that why these minerals and vitamin which we rarely know are such a great treasure to the body.
The most common deficiency causing thyroid is selenium as this warrior here works as a catalyst and convert inactive T4 into active T3 and repair any oxidative damage in the body. So a right amount of selenium can bring down thyroid antibodies to a great level. Selenium also works as a neutralizer and helps us when there is abundance of iodine which creates hydrogen peroxide, an enemy to our body; selenium neutralizes the affect and hence, work as a barrier.
- Vitamin D:
A source of nutrient that works on thousand of genes in our body if start getting lower imagine the chaos it will create. Lack of vitamin D shows it affects on our mood and causes depression and other autoimmune disease. It is important to get as much Vitamin D as possible and if one can’t get it enough from the sun get the supplements but fulfill the requirement of your body.
- Vitamin B12:
Another important member in the list is Vitamin B12 and deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause inflammation, anemia and even digestive issue the fact that level of B12 is directly related with hydrochloric acid level it is important to maintain both. It is richly available in meat and there are supplements available as well.
Vitamin B1 or commonly known as Thiamine is another important need by the body and is linked with energy of our body as it converts carb into useful energy and helps in digestion of fat and protein. According to medical search lack of thiamine can even cause fatigue and a supplement of this nutrient can help recover from Hashimoto’s and patients would feel more energized. There is a vast range of food item which can provide thiamine.
Last but not the least is Ferritin and it is the protein which stores in iron, so if patient’s body is having iron but is showing symptoms like excessive hair fall then it is definitely the lack of ferritin in the body as the storage is ending the body is fulfilling the need through hair where iron is available. There are many reasons why ferritin can start lacking but the major reasons can be present in our diet and hence, it is important to have this knowledge. There are various iron supplements available in the market but can be received from food like liver, beef, turkey and chicken.