Do I need thyroid meds?
Your thyroid gland controls your metabolic rate and thereby the energy production in each cell of your body. Low thyroid function has many negative consequences for the body.
The thyroid function can become underactive for example after a period of stress, illness, the wrong diet, pregnancy, and so forth. In cases where your body doesn’t resume its natural thyroid function on its own, you may need a thyroid supplement or medication.
To help you decide if you have low thyroid function, and need thyroid medication, you can use Biochemnordic’s Thyroid Test.
What is the best medication for hypothyroidism?
The best thyroid medication is one that contains both of the thyroid hormones that are naturally produced by the human thyroid gland, meaning a medication with both T4 and T3.
Most people diagnosed with low thyroid function/hypothyroidism are prescribed Levothyroxine (T4), However, it is important to remember that the active thyroid hormone is T3 and that T4 is the storage hormone, which is converted to T3 in the tissues.
If you have problems converting T4 to T3 (which is often the case if you have been hypothyroid for a long time) a medication with pure T4 will not help you fully, therefore the best thyroid medication contains both T4 and T3 in the same proportions as produced by the human thyroid gland.
Is there a natural replacement for thyroid hormone?
Natural desiccated thyroid (NDT) also called thyroid extract is a dried powdered thyroid gland from an animal, usually from a pig (porcine thyroid) but it can also be from a cow (bovine thyroid). Natural desiccated thyroid extracts provide a similar ratio of T4 and T3 to the one secreted by the human thyroid gland. Since natural desiccated thyroid contains a ratio of T4 to T3 similar to the human thyroid gland they are the ideal thyroid replacement therapy.
Can you buy desiccated thyroid over the counter?
Some of the natural desiccated thyroid products on the market are prescription drugs whereas others are over the counter supplements. It is important to know, that many natural desiccated thyroid supplements even if they are on prescription are not reliable, as they have no active thyroid hormone in them, making them completely inactive. This guide helps you purchase and use natural thyroid supplements that actually work!
What is the best natural thyroid medication?
When choosing an over the counter natural desiccated thyroid (NDT), it is very important that it contains the whole thyroid gland prepared freeze-dried so all of the naturally occurring factors including the thyroid hormones remain intact in the product. It is important that nothing is removed from the glandular material – that it is simply the whole gland. This guide contains thyroid supplements that comply with this manufacturing process.
This Guide Provides Information On:
- Reliable high potency natural desiccated thyroid (NDT) supplements that can be bought without a prescription.
- Discount codes for selected thyroid supplements.
- Practitioners only thyroid supplements, meaning they can only be bought through a practitioner such as BiochemNordic due to their high potency.
- Description of how to use thyroid supplements, in order to increase your thyroid function over time in a way that fits your body’s healing process.
When taking thyroid support supplements, it is recommended to investigate more material available on this website, especially our Hypothyroid Treatment Program and/or sign up for a private Online Thyroid Counseling session.
You can also take a look at our blog post on the thyroid medication.