Top 5 Reasons Your Thyroid Needs Vitamin C

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By Sarah Lawrence

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that clears damage from free radicals, supports the immune system and strengthens adrenal and, subsequently, thyroid function.

Living in a stressful world ripe with pollution and chemical toxins that are found in everything from our food containers to our toothpaste to our mattresses, we are inundated with oxidative stress that alters and actually kills cells.

Your thyroid is super sensitive to toxins. In fact, researchers from the University of Exeter in England did a study of 4,000 people and found that the people with the highest amounts of the toxic chemicals perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) were twice as likely to have thyroid problems than those with the lowest amounts.

Luckily, with Vitamin C on hand, you can cull the chemical damage and continue walking on the Yellow Brick Road.

Here Are 5 Reasons Why Your Thyroid Needs Vitamin C!

  • It helps with detoxification by clearing free radicals.
  • It supports bowel motility to promote gut health and good elimination of excess hormones and cellular waste.
  • It reduces cortisol levels, which impacts how the thyroid manages calcium.
  • It supports collagen production (collagen is a fibrous protein that supports and connects tissues in your body like muscle, bone, teeth, hair, skin, nails and organs – like the thyroid).
  • For people taking thyroid hormone replacement, research shows that vitamin C may enhance oral absorption of levothyroxine; taking vitamin C with levothyroxine may help people who have difficulties absorbing levothyroxine (be sure to talk with your MD about this one!).

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You can chomp, chew and chug your Vitamin C by experimenting with these colorful foods – papaya, red bell peppers, kiwi (which has 16 times more C than oranges), citrus (oranges contain a higher level of vitamin C than any other fruit, except kiwi), broccoli, brussel sprouts, pineapple, cantaloupe, apples, pears, berries and greens. Snag a full list of C foods here.

From tame to tart and tangy, try these tasty combos in your juicer or blender.  A scoop of acerola cherry powder will enhance your kitchen alchemy and ensure adequate levels of superstar C.

Combinations to either blend in your blender or process through your juicer:

  • kiwi, berries, orange
  • spinach, pepper, pineapple
  • greens, broccoli, pepper, lime, apple

About the Author

Sarah Lawrence

Sarah Lawrence is a Certified Holistic Health and Integrative Nutrition Coach, Speaker and Reiki Master based in Southern NH. Sarah creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to shift from their current habits into healthier ones. Her philosophy is that small changes, over time, can yield big results. By developing a technique that leverages the benefits of whole foods nutritionals, seasonal detoxification, reiki, aromatherapy, meditation and life coaching, Sarah artfully combines her knowledge from years of study in the fields of chemistry, nutrition and energy healing.  

Sarah leads clients from frustration due chronic health issues to elation by attaining and sustaining balanced health. Her intuitive style supports true healing on all levels. Sarah studied at Fairfield University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition; she is pursuing her Masters in Clinical Nutrition and is dedicated to continuing her studies so she can provide the best support for her clients.

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Image Credit: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, Complete Natural Remedies

More info can be found here:

Vitamin C – Whole Foods
Thyroid Power by Richard & Karilee H. Shames, Karilee H. Shames
Licht et. al. “Difficulties In The Absorption Of Levothyroxine: Improvement Using Vitamin C” Abstracts of the American Thyroid Association October 2008 Meeting

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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.

As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.

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