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Armour Thryroid Safety


#1

Is Armour thyroid safe now? I keep finding articles, albeit dated articles, questioning the safety of this product.


#2

It is safe some people just say it is not as effective because of a new filler they are using that may be inhibiting absorption. I am using the generic version made by Acella that doesn't use the cellulose filler and I am fine...worst case scenario you could crush up the tablet and take it that way.


#3

Thank you, will crush up just in case.


#4

You can just chew 'em up... they don't taste too awful.


#5

Ideally, take on an empty stomach; at least 30 minutes before eating. If you crush it up and put it under your tongue you may speed up the absorption.


#6

Low thyroid and being over sixty is how I came to join this discussion. My doctor tried to punt me into specialist hell, and I refused to go.

I got myself some exo-USA non-USDA Levothyroxine, and read everything I could find on the subject. It turned out that just a small amount, 25 mcg/day, made a huge difference, and the cost was just pennies. My doc is happy with my labs and things are just fine.

Armour Thyroid--the OLD Armour Thyroid before it was reformulated--is for those who have T4-T3 problems. That's a whole different kettle of fish which should be discussed on a thyroid-specific forum.