Dessicated thyroid is t4 and t3, t3 is the stronger hormone, and as said before, women sometimes have issues converting t4 into the active thyroid hormone, t3.Hey, Derp, so is Cytomel better than one of those weird thyroid supplements made with the dessicated glands of actual animals? I'm thinking about taking a thyroid supp too just because...well, I want to know if it would make a difference, you know. Would my weight just "fall off" once I started supplementing my thyroid hormones?
What horrible side effects can I expect, other than increased appetite?
How well you react to t3 depends on protein intake and a pro-thyroid diet.
Probably no horrible side effects, just be safe about it, take small dosages throughout the day, exceeding no more than 25mcg. One could become hyperthyroid through supplementation, I guess, though Ray Peat says cynomel was taken for hyperthyroidism. There are a few scary reports from people megadosing on thyroid hormone, and having attacks, so yeah, but no one here is that retarded.
Oops, you're right, slipped up there.Agorism FTW!
ETA: I think it's mymexicandrugstore.org not .com, right?
Butter oil is probably good for vitamin a.Thanks for the additional tips. I was heavily supplementing vitamin a from a fish blend because it was the best retinol supplement I could find (up to 100,000 IUs/day). Any recommendations for vit a? I eat liver, but not as often as I should. Discouraging when I don't see any improvements with ANYTHING. Also, I'll have to look into t3. You are correct: I am estrogen dominant and my DHEA is almost nonexistent. It was 11 last I was tested.
Have you tested your thyroid? DHEA-s can be taken safely if you're supplementing thyroid. Are you getting a lot of protein and eating the carrot salad? Also, you could look into the adaptogens Zach is talking about, or take DIM.