Selenium and zinc deficiency raise reverse T3

“Selenium and zinc levels might be low causing an increase in rT3.” – from

Respectable Ron Swanson (of Hope Mills, NC – might have doctor recommendation!)  typed: “

Hackergirl is right about an iodine loading test,  but increased TSH is an indicator of the health of your pituitary gland more than your thyroid gland. The free test being low is what worries me and it might be the reason why your test is high. All your test is bounded up and your body is trying to increase test to make up for it.


I would suggest supplementing DIM, Fish Oil (Life Extension), and a good Zinc (L-Opti Zinc By: Jarrow). This should help increase your free test while lowering your total test.”


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