Zinc is an important micronutrient that is essential not only for the thyroid gland to produce adequate amounts of thyroid hormone but also for thyroid hormone to work more efficiently in our body. Here are some of the top foods containing zinc, plus my recommendations for supplemental zinc amounts.
Selenium helps the immune system be less reactive in people who are already suffering from thyroid disease and is essential for clearing toxic chemicals from the thyroid cells. With well-balanced nutrition, you should be getting between 30 and 85 mcg of selenium daily, but Dr. Arem recommends you get at least 100 mcg to prevent thyroid cell damage and keep your immune system less reactive. Do not take supplemental selenium exceeding 300 mcg a day.