Cytomel is a brand name commonly associated with the synthetic thyroid hormone liothyronine sodium. It is a perfect copy of the natural thyroid hormone triiodothyronine, or what is commonly known as the T3 hormone. While synthetic cytomel has been available since the 1950s, thyroid hormones, including T3, have been used in medicine since the 1890s. Early thyroid treatment plans consisted of pure animal extracts and contained forms pure of T3 and T4 hormones. Extracted thyroid hormones have proven to be very useful in therapeutic treatment plans, especially in the treatment of hypothyroidism. This is a condition in which the thyroid no longer produces enough thyroid hormone, which can lead to weight gain, loss of energy, hair loss, and changes in appearance and skin texture.
Functions and Features of Cytomel T3
Cytomel T3 is a thyroid hormone that greatly influences the metabolic rate of basil in a stimulating sense. This hormone is involved in many cellular functions, including the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. When a person no longer produces enough of this hormone on their own, such as when they have hypothyroidism, the metabolism does not work properly. In hypothyroidism, a person finds that weight gain is common and weight loss becomes extremely difficult. The person also often experiences loss of energy and even hair loss in some cases. The Cytomel supplement provides the body with the necessary thyroid hormone and the problem is solved.
Effects of Cytomel T3
The effects of Cytomel are generally the same whether used to treat hypothyroidism or to enhance fat loss in performance settings. In either case, the hormone acts in the same way as a direct copy of the T3 hormone. Regardless of the original reason for use, both people should be able to burn fat. The hypothyroid patient should now have a better functioning metabolism to help them lose fat. This is often welcome because the person has probably gained a fair amount of fat due to a thyroid problem. For performance enhancement, fat loss is simply accelerated.
Whatever the specific reason for using Cytomel, even though it will increase your metabolic rate, you should still follow the diet. To lose fat, you must burn more calories than you consume. If you consume more than you burn all the Cytomel in the world, nothing will help you. However, under performance conditions with someone who is already producing enough T3, you may now be able to keep your total calorie intake slightly higher than without it and still lose weight.
Side effects of Cytomel
Cytomel is generally considered a very well tolerated hormone by most healthy adults; healthy, except for hypothyroidism. Cytomel side effects are most often associated with high doses or overdoses of the hormone, but it cannot be ruled out that a person’s individualistic nature plays a role.
Possible side effects of Cytomel include:
- increased intestinal peristalsis
- menstrual irregularities
Extremely high doses or overexposure to the T3 hormone can also lead to potential complications. Cytomel side effects in this category include:
- angina pectoris
- chronic heart failure
Generally speaking, Cytomel is a very safe thyroid medication, but abuse, especially prolonged exposure to high doses, can be life threatening.
The last Cytomel side effect that needs to be discussed is the development of hypothyroidism. Many fear the use of this hormone due to the idea of possible conditional hypothyroidism after discontinuation. The idea is that once consumption is over, the body will no longer produce enough of its own T3 and fat gain will occur. Although it is possible to become addicted, it is unlikely to be used correctly. The correct use depends not only on the dosage and the duration of use, but also on how we stop using. Use should not be abruptly discontinued. Instead, the person should reduce the maintenance dose for a short time to allow the thyroid to recover.