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    C27H40O3 is online now Associate Member
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    Any experience with Thyro-gold desiccated thyroid supplement?

    My last bloodwork had my thyroid numbers right at the low end of the range. i was looking for a supplement that might raise my number a bit.

    Does anyone have any experience with thyro-gold brand capsules? They use cow thyroid instead of the usual pig thyroid, but they say its healthy from New Zealand where alot of the livestock medication they use here to fatten up the cows are banned.

    thank for any advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by C27H40O3 View Post
    My last bloodwork had my thyroid numbers right at the low end of the range. i was looking for a supplement that might raise my number a bit.

    Does anyone have any experience with thyro-gold brand capsules? They use cow thyroid instead of the usual pig thyroid, but they say its healthy from New Zealand where alot of the livestock medication they use here to fatten up the cows are banned.

    thank for any advice

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    If you are a little low finding pharmaceutical grade t3 or t4 is not hard at all.

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    I agree with jstone. The product looks like a "test booster" equivalent but for thyroid. If those types of supplements ever worked to a significant degree, all the big pharma companies would squash it as it impacts their business.
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    Any experience with Thyro-gold desiccated thyroid supplement?

    What do you think about this story:


    https://www.thyroid.org/patient-thyr...-issue-10-p-3/

    “Thyroid support” supplements contain significant amounts of thyroid hormone”

    The studies show that the supplements have high levels of T3 and T4, and there are complaints about that from various health organizations and the FDA.

    From the article:

    SUMMARY OF THE STUDY
    The thyroid hormone content was measured in 10 thyroid health supplements purchased from stores or through the internet. The label of five herbal supplements did not disclose any thyroid hormone content; the other five orgindicated that they contained raw thyroid tissue or powder from a beef source. A total of 9/10 products contained triiodothyronine (T3) and 5 contained thyroxine (T4). A total of 4/5 with beef extract had T3 and 2 also had T4. Only one did not contain either. All of the herbal capsules contained T3 and 2 contained T4. The amounts of thyroid hormone in several of the products were sufficient to potentially cause elevated thyroid hormones in the blood and symptoms of hyperthyroidism. The herbal capsules also contained substantial amounts of iodine.

    WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STUDY?
    The majority of the dietary thyroid supplements tested contained clinically significant amounts of thyroid hormones. The use of these supplements could potentially increase thyroid function tests and thyrotoxicosis along with its risks for clinical symptoms, arrhythmias and bone loss.

    CONCLUSIONS: The majority of dietary thyroid supplements studied contained clinically relevant amounts of T4 and T3, some of which exceeded common treatment doses for hypothyroidism. These amounts of thyroid hormone, found in easily accessible dietary supplements, potentially expose patients to the risk of alterations in thyroid levels even to the point of developing iatrogenic thyrotoxicosis. The current study results emphasize the importance of patient and provider education regarding the use of dietary supplements and highlight the need for greater regulation of these products, which hold potential danger to public health.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    If you are a little low finding pharmaceutical grade t3 or t4 is not hard at all.
    In the case of low thyroid, which do you suggest getting, T3 or T4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    I agree with jstone. The product looks like a "test booster" equivalent but for thyroid. If those types of supplements ever worked to a significant degree, all the big pharma companies would squash it as it impacts their business.
    That's exactly what this product is a 'thyroid booster' at very best. If you use it do some blood work before and again a 6-8 weeks later to see if its doing as advertised.

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    Any experience with Thyro-gold desiccated thyroid supplement?

    Yeah. But my interest is in that study warning that those supplements have high levels of T3 or T4. I figured I might be able to get my bloodwork thyroid number up with the stuff.

    This was the warning they gave in the study:

    CONCLUSIONS: The majority of dietary thyroid supplements studied contained clinically relevant amounts of T4 and T3, some of which exceeded common treatment doses for hypothyroidism. These amounts of thyroid hormone, found in easily accessible dietary supplements, potentially expose patients to the risk of alterations in thyroid levels even to the point of developing iatrogenic thyrotoxicosis.”


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