Green Tea, Hypothyroidism and Synthroid

by Melissa
(Frisco, TX)

Never take Synthroid (Hypothyroid Med) with green tea.

If you are gonna have green tea, make sure you wait hours after you've had your Synthroid med.

Personally, I take my Synthroid early in the morning and I'll have my tea around 6 or 7pm. I got so sick combining the two together once.

The tea completely stops the Synthroid from working. I got so sick I had to go to the ER.

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Feb 26, 2011
To Melissa
by: Nichalus

Dear oh dear, I wonder if doctors ever mention this as a containdication. People with hypo and hyperthyroidism(as I understand it) are usually especially sensitive to the effects of fluoride, because they are usually iodine deficient. If they take fluoride containing tea with their throid medication I could see that causing a conflict, because fluoride infiltrates and depresses thyroid action while at the same time synthroid is working to activate it.

Yes, we know iodine can actually depress thyroid function as well when taken while in a severely deficient state until the body has had the chance to balance out... However that effect is TEMPORARY, and there is a bell curve associated with that, however the thyroid cannot produce T3 hormone without adequate supplies of iodine as this is the integral component of the T3 molecule without which, active tyroid hormone cannot be produced.

Do not believe all the hype that mainstream medicine says about how iodine in any significant quantities is bad and that you CAN get enough from iodized salt. It's a lie. It's not true and beyond that, the outdated study("wolff-chaikoff effect") that the mainstream medical establishment bases their protocols on is flawed. This study is the lynchpin in a legitimate dispute between the new cutting edge holistic M.D.'s and those of the old order who are unaware/unaccepting of new research that undermines the foundation of... yes you guessed it, the corporate medical industrial complex. It's "reputation" and it's means to extract money from your wallet is on the line if they can't keep you dependent on their medications and hooked into their system.

I know if this could be a laughable concept to those have long been decieved and/or are ignorant of the facts that cannot be found through "mainstream" or "official" sources. If this is your first time hearing about these sorts of things you may be in denial, but I assure you, I have absolutely nothing standing to gain unlike the medical establishment does other than clearing my conscience. I am spreading the truth to help those who choose to live healthier happier lives in a freer more awakened and aware society.

Understanding this concept is not unlike understanding the dispute between those who say mercury containing fillings are safe, and those who relize they are not. Or for example the conflict between those who trust the medical establishment assertions that multiple shot doses of thimerisol(mercury) containing vaccines for newborn infants and adolescents are somehow "safe", and those who realize through research and due diligence that this is absolutely false. The vaccines in my humble opinion are absolutely the most corrupt medical form of "terrorism" perpetrated against the most innocent new members of our families in this so called civilized society.

Feb 26, 2011
Hope this helps
by: Nichalus


Of course all this just scratches the surface in a attempt to make you aware of the system that does not necessarily always have your best interest at heart. I wont even go into the other practices of "cut and burn medicine" that destroy peoples lives in the name of saving. Healing in the form of the most gentle methods should always come first. It is my personal belief that one should only take drastic measures when the simplest most holistic resources have been employed and exhausted first, or in the case of acute emergency; in immidiate life or death circumstances.

Choose sides. Continue to live in ignorance as a victim of circumstance or take the responsiblity of your life and health into your own hands. It is a great responsibility that is not to be taken lightly.

It is only logical to assume the diagnosed hypothyroid patient will be especially suceptible in the most common iodine deficient state to the goitrogenic effects of fluoride found in tea, antagonizing what finite stores of iodine they have left available at the same time as artificial T4 stimulation is applied. It could be compared to the effects of trying to drive a car across town while the parking brake is halfway applied; you can get the wheels to move and the car to go but it is not at all good for the engine and it will wear out your brakes faster than anything. Look up the work of Dr. Guy Abraham M.D. at See the iodine research section.

Hope this helps, God Bless.

Aug 03, 2012
Found out the hard way...
by: Anonymous

This is absolutely true. I took my Synthroid (100) and drank some strong green tea shortly afterwards and less than 30 minutes later was vomiting. Not fun.

Nov 04, 2012
Green tea
by: Anonymous

I read about taking this product with your meds,but does it do the same with all hypothyroidism meds? I take eltroxin.

Jul 04, 2015
black tea vs. green tea
by: Anonymous

I take black tea about 1 hour after I take my thyroid meds and had no problem.

I recently started taking green tea about 3-4 hours after my meds and my thyroid meds showed a major decrease in effectiveness.

Anyone else have the same experience?

Dec 21, 2016
Synthroid / thyroid and green tea
by: Anonymous

A few years ago I started drinking green tea for its health benefits. At first when I didn't feel well I thought my body was just cleansing. However after taking a break from the tea and drinking it again I felt really sick again. The last time I consumed green tea I ended up on the floor feeling such severe flu symptoms I could hardly move. The common denominator green tea has with other foods that are warned against eating when on Synthroid is fluoride. So I've become very careful about self educating myself regarding interactions of foods and medications.

Feb 02, 2021
No thyroid NEW
by: Anonymous

I had total thyroidectomy done and all my thyroid was removed. Now I am taking synthroid, will green tea affects my weight loss while taking synthroid.

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