I have hypothyroidism and take synthroid 75mg (t4) and my doctor will not even look into my t3 levels. I know taking T3 is risky but what if you already have thyroid issues would it be worth a try? I still have love handles and fat in my lower abdomen area that i can NEVER get rid of no matter how hard i try. I am also borderline diabetic so all these factors don't help but I know there is a way to help me get to where i want to be.
Currently I am taking Formasurge, Need 2 Slin (1 cap 20-30 prior to larger meals 2x a day) and Forged Burner.
wow...sounds like me. Hopefully some people will chime in with some good info
Just throwing this out there, but be careful w/ jumping to the "there must be something wrong with my hormones" card. Messing around with your thyroid hormones is nothing for an amateur to play around with. Unless you are MEDICALLY diagnosed w/ hypo, stay away from the T3 and focus on getting your cardio and diet in check.Originally Posted by threeFs
"When you hear hoof beats, think horses. . .not zebras"
Maybe you just need to burn more & consume less
My t4 is .9 and the bottom of the range is .8
i do have hypothyroidism but my doctor won't even bother looking at t3 and despite all my efforts i can't lose the love handles and spare tire. It has been improving greatly but If i can supplement t3 and lose this fat it would be a god send. I have worked so hard over the past 14 months and I feel that I should look much better shirtless now. I do cardio 4x a week after every workout
what t3 supplement would you suggest? i plan on researching it but there is a lot of supps out there
Well everything I've read said that supplanting with t3 does not have permanent effects on the thyroid. That said, mine should arrive tomorrow and I will start it Wednesday (with clen)
Ironic Freudian slip here. "Supplanting" = to replace. Thinking that introducing exogenous T3 into your body somehow will not affect your thyroid ignores basic biological processes (homeostasis) and is just plain naive.Originally Posted by threeFs
I wish you the best of luck.
And I didn't say it wouldn't have effects on the thyroid. I said short term use will not yield permanent change in thyroid output. But thanks for the well wishes. I need some. Calling me naive is not necessary in this case.
But if you look like your picture, and looking at your stats, I'm wondering why someone who is 6'3 and 180 is in the weight loss forums in the first place.
hey what brand/product did you purchase? I was thinking of getting Raw Thyroid but I have no clue on what to get
Is it true that after stopping T3 your thyroid slows down for about two weeks but then goes back to normal, or am I off base?
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Ad hominem attacks are hardly called for. Ever consider that I may have figured out how to stay lean and active? Not interested in losing weight, just in helping others avoid f'ing up their bodies.Originally Posted by threeFs
And while I would actually like to put on a bit more size, I am perfectly happy being an elite level half marathon runner and a top level ultra distance runnerOriginally Posted by threeFs
I think that you need to re-read my post, especially the "perfectly happy" part. I wish you would heed my caution concerning f'ing with your hormones, but if it makes you better to hate on me b/c I have different fitness goals, go ahead.Originally Posted by threeFs
sooo.. any recommended brand of t3 or is raw thyroid the way to go? note i am on 75mg of synthroid (t4)
flarestar We are not allowed to source it is against the rules of this forum. According to many T4 is more dangerous than T3. T3 can eat your muscle very quickly. Please do not mess with T3&T4 if you are new to this. IMO at the weight and height of both of you, T3 or T4 is not recommended, and suggest alternative methods. HIIT, diet, ECA and Ostarine would be a better alternative.
I've considered ostarine as well but never pulled the trigger
I love Ostarine, besides helping BF, also helped heal my partially torn rotator cuff.