Originally Posted by drd1961
I cannot have any extra iodine because I have Graves Disease. The thyroid uses iodine to create T4 hormone and then T4 makes T3. With Graves, my body makes too much T4. Right now we are trying to keep me off anti-thyroid meds, so I am watching iodine. One symptom of Graves is rapid heart rate.
Be careful of the protein drinks, many of them contain added iodine. My partner has Graves and I know she can't use the EAS shakes. I'm not sure about the IP shakes because I am on alternatives.