I have low Pregnenolone, iodine and thyroid.

by Bren
( California, USA)

I do have low energy, cold hands and feet, and like to sleep at least 8-9 hours a night. My blood work has shown all three of them are low, but have only been give naturThroid and DHEA.

I would love to hear your thoughts on adding iodine and Pregnenolone to my diet, how to’s, amounts, and where to get a clean and pure source for each?

Thank you!

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Apr 11, 2018
I have low Pregnenolone, iodine and thyroid.
by: Joy

Hi Bren

Pregnenolone is the precursor to progesterone, but it is also the precursor to DHEA. It should be avoided as it can cause cysts and cancer see here:

and here:

I feel that it is far better to use a good organic progesterone such as Natpro Cream. Between 100mg-200mg is needed.

I use Lugol's Iodine drops, 2 drops a day, but discuss this with your doctor. A vitamin D3 deficiency is also connected to thyroid problems, optimal range should be between 70-100ng/mL and nothing less than 5,000ius of D3 is needed per day.

Please read these pages:

How to use Progesterone Cream -

Estrogen Dominance -

Apr 11, 2018
Iodine and thyroid
by: Anonymous

I strongly recommend iodine! I personally take Lugol's 5% liquid, up to 8 drops which is 50mg. You could start out with 2 drops which is 12.35mg and see how you get on. Increase if you need to.
Read Dr. David Brownstein's books about iodine's importance. Most people are deficient in this mineral. Hypothyroidism is rampant in the world! You can also check out his video's on youtube.

I would not add DHEA personally or pregnenolone because they can increase more estrogens which is the last thing you need. There are over a 100 mimics of this hormone in the enviornment. Natural progesterone, such as Natpro I would strongly advise because progesterone supports thyroid, as well as a myriad of other things in the body.

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