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Can you take acai berry while on thyroid medication?

Updated July 19, 2017

Acai berry is very popular for weight loss and overall health. It is high in antioxidants and is considered cleansing. In general, acai berry is a safe and natural supplement made from a tropical fruit found in the Amazon rainforests.

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Considerations

Know what you are getting in your acai. It is better to consume pure acai as dried berries or juice, but if you take a supplement make sure it is not combined with other ingredients.

Hypothyroid

If you are hypothyroid, acai may just provide you with a healthy pick-me-up. It may help reduce mental and physical symptoms, but it cannot cure thyroid problems.

Hyperthyroid

Acai contains caffeine, which can raise your heart rate. This is a concern for those with hyperthyroid disorders such as Grave's disease. Be wary of combining acai berry with caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea.

Benefits

You may experience less insomnia and tiredness while taking acai berries. In general, your mood may improve and you may have better concentration.

Warning

Never stop or start any medication without consulting your doctor. Always discuss any supplements with your doctor.

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About the Author

Kathryn Keep is an eco consultant and full time mother. She is a graduate student studying ecology. Her favorite topics are environmental issues, alternative health, home decorating, green building and general sustainable living.

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