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I have hypothyroidism. My TSH level is higher than the normal range. T3 and T4 are fine. I go to the gym regularly and like to lift heavy weights. I am taking pre-workout supplement - Nitrous Oxide. I heard that this is not good for me but I want to take some pre-workout supplement. What should I do? Should I take some other type of supplement for strength, energy, focus, endurance?
Welcome to icliniq.com. That is a very good question.
You are right. The supplements which you are taking are not good for you when you have hypothyroidism. It can have adverse effects in the long run.
I understand you require a pre-workout supplement for the strenuous exercise you do.
WHEY PROTEIN is a better alternative. In fact, there are studies that show that whey protein, when taken in moderate amounts, provides the protein necessary for normal hormone production. That applies to your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) also.
The best way to consume protein is in its natural form, as in meat, milk and sprouts. But that may not be sufficient to cater your needs when you do strenuous exercises like weight lifting.
Hence I suggest whey protein for you.
It is best taken as a pre-workout drink and as a post-workout drink too, within 15 minutes of completing your workout.
I am already taking whey protein but protein do not give me enough strength which I get from a pre-workout supplement. Without a pre-workout supplement, I am not able to increase the weights in gym. I keep using the same weights for 1-2 months.
If I should not take Nitrous oxide, then please suggest some other pre-workout supplement to get strength.
Welcome to icliniq.com.Low levels of both TSH and FT4 indicate that the problem is at Pituitary or Hypothalamus level and NOT Thyroid.
Also, your thyroid is NOT hyperactive and your thyroids are apparently functioning normally.
You will therefore require further evaluation to localize the site o...
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