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Old 02-01-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Anybody tried dessicated supplements?

I have low T3 and T4 but doctor won't prescribe Armour. Does anybody have experience with the various thyroid supplements? Some contain the same ingredients as Armour.


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Re: Anybody tried dessicated supplements?

No, they are not the same thing.

Most are made of bovine tissue, not porcine. Bovine tissue carries a risk of mad cow infection.

If the product is for sale in the United States, it does not contain active thyroid hormone, only the "leftovers" of the thyroid tissue with the hormone removed. If by some chance you find a product that manages to skirt US law, it won't be a reliably potent source of hormone. The potency will be weaker to start with and unreliably consistent bottle to bottle.

I would search for a new doctor than try to self-treat with OTC stuff.
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