"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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Thyroid Health – The Role of Vitamin C

Vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid or simply ascorbate, a water soluble vitamin helps thyroid function in several great ways, it:

  1. assists the production of thyroid hormones
  2. stimulates the adrenals which are key thyroid allies
  3. helps with the metabolism of the amino acid typtophan, which forms part of thyroid hormone.
  4. very good for the immune system
  5. and for the whole bodyand brain it’s a potent antioxidant

What else can high-vitamin C foods do for you?

  • Help protect cells from free radical damage
  • Lower your cancer risk
  • Regenerate your vitamin E supplies
  • Improve iron absorption

What events can indicate a need for more high-vitamin C foods?

  • Poor wound healing
  • Frequent colds or infections
  • Lung-related problems

Plus, when taking thyroid medicine

  • it improves levothyroxine absorption helping patients to reach the desired THS levels much faster.

If you have Hashimoto’s disease

  • it can help to reduce thyroid antibodies, and the symptoms associated with this condition.

So, eat your foods with vitamin C and take supplements too as it is water soluble, so it washes out of our body each day and needs replenishing.

Healthiest Foods rich in vitamin C

Food                           %Daily Value

Papaya                      313.1%

Bell Peppers           195.8%

Strawberries          141.1%

Broccoli                  135.2%

Pineapple               131.4%

Brussels Sprouts 124.6%

Kiwifruit                   120%

Oranges                  116.1%

Cantaloupe             97.8%

Kale                           88.8%



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