Thread: What is T3, T4, etc?
04-24-2003, 07:01 AM #1
What is T3, T4, etc?
Probably a bit of a lamer question but what the heck is T3 and T4?
Do you also get T1 and T2? If so, what are they.
I have done a few searches but I cannot find answers to my questions.
04-24-2003, 07:33 AM #2VET
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04-24-2003, 07:36 AM #3
T4 can also be another thyroid medication like T3. T2 is also an OTC supplement that ups your thyroid naturally.
04-24-2003, 07:42 AM #4
So T4 can mean two totally separate things and T2 can mean two totally separate things?
04-24-2003, 07:44 AM #5
04-24-2003, 07:54 AM #6
T3 and T4, also known as thyroxin are calergenic hormones produced by the thyroid gland. Thyroxin stimulates body cells to increase their metabolic rate. The significance of the 3 in T3 and the 4 in T4 Has to due with the amount of bonded iodine molecules to a thyroglobulin molecule.
04-24-2003, 08:52 AM #7
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04-24-2003, 08:05 PM #8AR-Hall of Famer / Retired
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docs used to give T4 now many give T3 or a mix of t4/t3 - thyroid hormones
T1 - nobody knows what its good for as far as I know
T2 - Diiodothyronine - Research has shown T2 hormone to increase BMR
T3 - Triiodothyronine - Cytomel - liothyronine sodium - The good stuff
T4 - Thyroxine - SYNTHROID - levothyroxine sodium (+ iodine converts into T3)
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