Liothyronine is a synthetic thyroid hormone, available by prescription. It consists of the L isomers of the natural thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormones stimulate basal metabolism and play an important role in cellular functioning, including the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Lyotyronin sodium is used in medicine for the treatment of hypothyroidism, a disease in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones.
In 1891, the first drug was created that included T3-Max-100 – thyroid extract. This extract has been used to treat patients with myxedema (a skin disease associated with hypothyroidism). Natural thyroid extract contains therapeutically active levels of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Since its inception and its Liothyronine (T3) for over 60 years, the substance has been widely used in medical practice. In the 1950s, however, these drugs are gradually starting to give way to new synthetic thyroid gland drugs, i.e. drugs of sodium lyotyronine and levothyroxine sodium, with similar dosage and efficacy, and more satisfying to consumers than extracts extracted from animals. Although sodium lithotronine and sodium levothyroxine are still widely available in the United States and abroad, lithotronine maintains a much smaller share of the global thyroid drug market. However, given the more powerful and fast-acting effect, lyotyronin sodium remains a popular thyroid drug among bodybuilders and athletes. Cytomel is the best known brand in the United States, where it is currently manufactured by King Pharmaceuticals.
T3: Bodybuilding Fat Burner – Thyroid Hormone: My Experience and Side Effects
Side effects of T3-Max-100
Side effects are usually associated with overdose and can include headache, irritability, nervousness, excessive sweating, irregular heartbeat, increased bowel motility, or menstrual irregularities. Overdose can also cause shock and aggravate or cause angina pectoris or congestive heart failure. Chronic overdose of lyoteronine sodium is accompanied by symptoms, usually associated with hyperthyroidism or overproduction of natural thyroid hormones in the body. If side effects of an overdose occur, the dose should be immediately reduced or the use of sodium lyrotonin completely stopped. A severe overdose can be life threatening. Within the package of all thyroid hormones, the following warning is given: "Drugs with thyroid hormonal activity, alone or in combination with other therapeutic drugs, have been used in the past to treat obesity. For patients with euthyroid syndrome, doses in the range of daily hormonal needs are ineffective in reducing weight. Higher doses can cause severe or even fatal manifestations of toxicity, especially in combination with sympathomimetic amines, which have an anorexic effect.
Application of T3-Max-100
For the treatment of mild hypothyroidism, the typical recommended starting dose is 25 mcg per day. So the daily dosage can be increased by no more than 25 micrograms every 1-2 weeks. The established maintenance dose is usually 25-75 μg per day. It is recommended to use the drug once a day. Although lyotyronine sodium acts quickly, the effects of its use can be observed in the human body for several days after discontinuing use. Among bodybuilders and athletes, lyotyronin sodium is used to accelerate fat loss at doses of 25 mcg per day. This dose can be increased by 25 mcg every 4-7 days, but not more than 75 mcg per day. The purpose of this application is to slowly accumulate the drug, allowing the body to adapt to an increase in the level of thyroid hormones, avoiding sudden changes that can cause side effects. Lytryronin sodium is usually taken no longer than 6 weeks and treatment cannot be stopped abruptly. The discontinuation of the use of the drug should be as gradual as its initiation. It is usually recommended to reduce the dose by 25 mcg every 4-7 days. This is necessary for the body to rebuild the production of its endogenous hormones after the end of therapy and also to avoid the occurrence of side effects.