What is Thyroid Replacement Therapy?
The right thyroid replacement therapy can be used together with Dr. Ray Peat’s diet to significantly increase thyroid function and treat symptoms of hypothyroidism.
The thyroid gland secretes two hormones two-thirds T4 and one-third T3.
T3 is the active thyroid hormone that acts directly on the body’s cells to increase energy production and metabolic rate. T4 is a storage hormone that is converted in the tissues to the active thyroid hormone T3 when it is needed.
The Problem with T4 medication?
Doctors most often treat hypothyroidism with a pure T4 medication. However, hypothyroid people often have an ineffective T4 to T3 conversion, and supplying a pure T4 medication can be ineffective in treating low thyroid symptoms and might even worsen the symptoms when T4 buildup in the tissues.
Best Types of Thyroid Replacement Therapy?
BiochemNordic recommends using a thyroid replacement therapy that contains both T4 and T3 in the same ratio as secreted by the human thyroid gland.
There are two types of thyroid replacement therapy natural desiccated thyroid and synthetic thyroid hormones.
Natural desiccated thyroid is the desiccated thyroid gland of a cow or pig and was the first thyroid therapy used before the synthetic thyroid hormones were synthesized. Some thyroid replacement therapy is prescription drugs whereas others are over-the-counter supplements.
BiochemNordic does not prescribe medication but in our Thyroid Medication Guide, we provide important information on which type of thyroid medication is best and how to use it correctly.
For people that do not have a prescription for thyroid hormone, our No-Prescription Thyroid Guide gives recommendations on good brands of over-the-counter thyroid supplements.
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This package contains both the thyroid Medication Guide and the No-Prescription Thyroid guide, when you purchase both guides together you will get a 20% discount.