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Old 05-05-2015, 21:59   #1
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Can anyone share your thoughts about hypothyroidism and soy products? I've read a variety of articles that seem to indicate a difference of opinion on whether or not it is a good idea for people like myself who have low thyroid to avoid soy altogether. It is confusing especially when choosing supplements like Co-Q10 which seems to be mostly soy based, although some are olive oil based. I'm not big on supplements, but would like to know if Co-Q10 is one of those that I should consider?

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I can only speak from personal experience. I avoid soy when I can because it's not something our bodies are used to and some say it contains hormones that can interfere with things like thyroid. I don't cut it out completely, and if you need Co-Q10, a little bit of soy is probably fine. I tried Co-Q10 with my spouse, me for blood sugar and her for migraines. Neither of us noticed a difference. But everyone's body is different! It didn't cause any bad side effects either so might be worth a try. Good luck!

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My understanding about Co-Q10 is limited, but if someone is using a statin it is almost a must to take it to ensure heart health. Other than that, it's sort of a grey area on what it, if any, it offers

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I have stopped with the soy products mainly because of low thyroid issues. I have started up with Co-Q10 because I read that taking a beta blocker (which I do) depletes it in the body. The one I take is in powder form in a capsule - no mention of soy or any other kind of oil.

I should add that the Co-Q10 is supposed to counteract the fatigue caused by a beta blocker. Haven't noticed this effect yet. Still fight fatigue many days - but this is most likely because of the low thyroid function.

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