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Old 09-23-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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Why don't they make T1, T2, and calcitonin Medication?

Ok so i guess it is still a mystery what T1 and T2 do for the body, and perhaps that is true for the calcitonin too (i'm not sure), BUT if a healthy thyroid makes these hormones, why don't the pharmaceuticals make synthetic equivalents of them like they have done with T4 and T3?

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Re: Why don't they make T1, T2, and calcitonin Medication?

Natural thyroid supplements like armour have the 1-2% T1 and T2 component. You can buy T2 supplements OTC as a weight loss and muscle toning supplement. There are 2 or 3 brands of it out there. I am not sure if you can buy T1. You can by thyrosine and a bunch of other supplements though. Once againt hese would be non-prescription and not regulated by the FDA. The market for T2 and T1 is so small that pharmacuetical companies are not willing to flip the bill for the necessary testing to make an FDA prescription supplement. Some theories out there state that everyone with hypothyroidism would benefit from some natural thyroid supplementation because it has all the thyroid hormone you would naturally produce. The studies into this theory are limited.

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The other realm of thought on the matter is that T3 is converted to T2 and T1 directly in the localized tissue through out your body that has a need for the hormone. Given that school of thought if you get enough T4 and T3 then you should be able to make T2 and T1 on your own. Now many MDs feel the same way about T4 being converted to T3 just fine by everyone... so we all know how sound a theory that is.. NOW convince your MDs that there is a need and get them to help you woo the big Pharm. Co's.. That would be harder than finding a thyroid savvy MD in a stadium full of MDs.
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Re: Why don't they make T1, T2, and calcitonin Medication?

At least my endo thinks that the calcitonin production somewhere else in the body (don't remember where...) will compensate for the lack of thyroid produced calcitonin. (Don't know how sound a theory this always is )

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