We’re all sick of hearing it by now.
TRT & YOUR THYROID
T3 & T4: JUDGEMENT DAY
Free T3 affects so many peripheral organ systems that it would be pointless for me to even list it here.
So many that the majority of Free T3 is actually produced outside the thyroid.
(Quiz your Doctor next visit on that and then just listen in awe.)
Obviously if you had to get on TRT to begin with, these peripheral organs were likely not working to their full optimal capacity. (Remember: Testosterone and HGH play a major role in Thyroid Receptor function)
In any event, you want your Free T3 to be like your GPA, 4.0 is best.
Mine were hovering around 3.5-3.6, which was sub-optimal for me.
Again, it’s based on symptoms not just labs.
For Free T4 above 1.0 is fine.
Free T4, while not as important as Free T3 in the broader concept, plays a very significant role as it is the only thyroid hormone to pass the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) and activates brain receptors.
Brain fatigue and brain fog is usually low T4.
PILL PUSHING ONE SMILE AT A TIME
One of the more crucial improvements in fixing these levels is the Major improvement in Depression, well-being and quality of life markers which was published in an American Family Physician Journal study.
Depression can simply be reversed with high doses of N-Acetyl Cysteine and fixing Free T4 & Free T3 levels – which we’ll get to in a minute.
Even psychiatrists, notorious for pumping out the latest pharmaceutical brews and turning their practices into “Medical Management Centers” for psych drug cocktails have been giving “patients” synthetic T3 for years off-label to help mania and depression..without even looking at lab values.
Look at the actions not the words.
WHAT ACTUALLY WORKS
The best form of thyroid hormone has every form of Thyroid – T1, T2, T3 & T4.
Why is this important?
Because different forms activate different parts of peripheral tissue.
This is why purely synthetic forms (Synthroid) are not effective, because it only works on T4.
The form you want is desiccated porcine thyroid (Armour Thyroid/Naturethroid).
Yes, porcine = pig, get over it.
The pig thyroid receptors are molecularly identical to human thyroid so they are much more effective than the synthetic forms.
In addition, the pharmaceutical company that made Synthroid faked much of their research showing that their version is less effective than Armour Thyroid/Naturethroid.=
The FDA has even officially told physicians that Armour Thyroid/Naturethroid is more effective – which most doctors likely on the pharma payrolls seem to keep forgetting.
FOR THE LADIES
If you and your partner are having a hard time getting pregnant, a thyroid check up (ALWAYS CHECK FREE T3) and a dose of 30mg Armour Thyroid/Naturethroid can help the lady in your life conceive, considerably.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will lose weight on thyroid medication.
You will lower cholesterol and lipids.
You will have more energy.
You will have stronger immunity, blood flow to your heart and nails/hair.
You will have better workouts, fertility for women and cognition.
A MAJOR KEY
In fact, some of the issues in zinc deficiencies are from lack of zinc activating the T3 receptors.
At least 10% of the population (and likely much higher) has thyroid illness of some kind.
If you’re currently on TRT and are still too tired to exercise, stuck in brain fog or have symptoms of depression you likely have sub-clinical hypothyroidism.