2 posts tagged “whole food supplement”

Are You Taking Cataplex F for Hypothyroidism?

Posted May 14th, 2011 by

Introduced in 1934 by Standard Process, Cataplex F is a whole food dietary supplement designed to support the thyroid as well as the body’s natural response to inflammation.  Containing iodine for thyroid support, Cataplex F promotes healthy skin and hair, the metabolism of fats and the formation of eicosanoids (signaling molecules that play a role in inflammation, immune responses and the central nervous system).  This supplement also contains flaxseed, a natural source of Omega-3 fatty acid precursors.

At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 125,000 patients are sharing their experiences with all types of treatments including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and supplements, two patients report taking Cataplex F for hypothyroidism.  Both report taking this supplement for 1-2 years or more. What can we learn from these patients’ experiences?  According to the one treatment evaluation submitted for Cataplex F, there were no reported side effects, but the effectiveness was unclear, as the patient selected the option, “Can’t tell.”  Cost was reported as $25 or less per month for a daily dosage.

This patient even goes on to share her doctor’s take:  “dubious.”  But what about you?  How would you evaluate your experience with Cataplex F?  Has it helped you or seemingly had no effect?  Help others decide whether to start – or continue – taking this supplement by sharing your experiences at PatientsLikeMe, where more than 2,300 patients with hypothyroidism (92% female; 8% male) would love to hear your thoughts.


Have you taken Cataplex F or another over-the-counter supplement for hypothyroidism?  Join PatientsLikeMe and add your experiences to our growing body of knowledge.  Then, stay to exchange advice and support, research common treatments and learn from other patients like you.

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Have you experienced Catalyn side effects?

Posted March 13th, 2011 by

Looking for a place to share and learn about Catalyn side effects – either the side effects you experienced while taking this supplement or the lack thereof?  You’ve come to the right place.

Catalyn is a multivitamin, mineral and trace mineral concentrate that contains Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and a proprietary blend of whole food ingredients.  Created by Dr. Royal Lee in 1929, Catalyn is the flagship product of Standard Process, which specializes in whole food supplements.   Using a high-vacuum, low-temperature drying process, the idea behind Catalyn is to provide nutrients and vitamins in their most potent and bioavailable form – the natural state.

At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, only one patient reports taking Catalyn as a daily supplement for general health.  Given the longevity of this 82-year-old product, which is designed to address vitamin deficiencies without “mega doses,” we know there are many others who may have used Catalyn as an over-the-counter treatment.  Did you find it effective?  Were there any side effects?   What dosage did you take?

If you’ve used Catalyn, we encourage you to share these types of experiences and more to help other patients.  PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform allows you to share detailed data about all types of treatments, interventions and lifestyle modifications that have helped you, harmed you or simply had no effect.


Join PatientsLikeMe and add your experiences with Catalyn side effects, effectiveness, cost, dosage and more to our growing body of knowledge.  Then, stay to exchange advice, research common treatments and learn from other patients like you.