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Information on Hyperthyroidism

Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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When too much thyroid hormone is produced, hyperthyroidism occurs. When this condition is present, the body has a fast metabolism. Nervousness, irritability, insomnia, frequent bowel movements, etc. may accompany hyperthyroidism. Growths on the thyroid may be a cause of hyperthyroidism.


  • Diet is very important because digestion increases with this order.
  • Goiters can effect swallowing and breathing if this occurs you will need to have it removed.
  • The thyroid controls the pituitary, parathyroid glands, and sex glands if you have an issue in one area it could affect them all.
  • Thyroid conditions might be mistaken for menopause.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: High
Comments: High doses of vitamins and minerals are necessary for this disorder. Super-high-potency formula is recommended.

Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Beneficial for healthy thyroid function. Injections under a physician's care are available.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with formation of blood. Improves energy levels.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy functioning of cells, glands, and organs.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts enzymes. Promotes healthy immune system. Enhances production of antibodies.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

No Herbs Listed.

  • Avoid treatments with radioactive sodium iodine (iodine 131 or I-131) and surgery until you have tried to change this condition through diet.
  • Take a 3 month break from dairy products. Stay away from coffee, nicotine, stimulants, and soft drinks.
  • To curb the production of the thyroid hormone, the following foods can be helpful: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, mustard greens, pears, rutabagas, spinach, soybeans, peaches, and turnips.