Is Magnesium Good for Hypothyroidism? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Magnesium is good for hypothyroidism. Because it has magnesium and it can support various bodily functions essential for those with hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects your thyroid gland.

In hypothyroidism, your body produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones.

This can lead to various health problems, such as fatigue, weight gain, increased blood cholesterol level, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, and muscle weakness.

One of the key factors in managing hypothyroidism is diet.

What you consume can affect your thyroid hormone levels, which can impact your hypothyroidism symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage hypothyroidism, you should consume selenium and tyrosine rich foods like sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, and meats, and avoid iodine-rich foods like iodized salt, cruciferous vegetables, caffeine, alcohol, and soy.

Now, magnesium is a mineral that is important for normal bone structure and nerve function.

People usually take magnesium supplements or consume magnesium-rich foods.

Magnesium is good for hypothyroidism because it contains magnesium which is essential for many bodily functions.

While there aren’t specific studies on magnesium for hypothyroidism, magnesium glycinate is often recommended for its high absorption and low risk of adverse effects.

The daily recommended intake of magnesium can give you 310-420 mg which is 100% of your daily needs.

Magnesium can positively affect hypothyroidism by supporting nerve and muscle function, as well as bone health.

Furthermore, magnesium is a mineral and minerals are good for hypothyroidism.

Because, they play a crucial role in maintaining normal body functions.

You can take 310-420 mg of magnesium per day safely.

More than that can cause diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramping.

That’s why I suggest you limit your magnesium intake to avoid potential side effects.

Stick to the recommended daily intake to minimize the risk of magnesium toxicity.

Also, you shouldn’t take magnesium supplements if you have kidney problems to prevent magnesium accumulation.

Because impaired kidney function can lead to magnesium toxicity.

You can buy magnesium supplements online as well as offline.

To buy it online, there are many brands and marketplaces to choose from.

But as a nutritionist, I recommend brands that provide third-party testing for quality assurance.

Because purity and accurate dosing are important for supplements.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and essential medical care is key to managing/dealing with hypothyroidism effectively.

I always recommend my hypothyroidism patients to follow a hypothyroidism-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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