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T2 and Traxatone

Can I use traxatone for getting rid of any water retention under the skin when I am also using T2?

One question first, Dan: how often do you plan on using the Taraxatone? I have a good reason for asking this, so please humor me.

Sure, the only things to watch out for are use with other thyroid hormone, or if you have a an abnormal medical condition (most of which
would not be affected but some may and it is beyond my expertise to be able to say definitely that certain diseases cannot be
affected by increased thryoid hormone levels so I can only say to ask your doctor if you do have a disease condition, and ask the question in terms of, if my thyroid levels were moderately elevated, could this adversely affect my disease condition, or are you sure thyroid levels have no effect on it?)

Also I would watch out for use with extreme
thermogenics like DNP, that should not be done. The thing to do is not to use the DNP, but
if you do use it, don’t compound it with thyroid hormone. Ordinary safe thermogenics,
e.g. ephedrine, MD-6, are perfectly OK.

Bob, I was planning on using Traxatone for a week or 2, so can I do that with T2? Bill, I was confused by your post as you initially said yes it was OK to use Traxatone with T2 at the beginning of your post but then you went on to say don’t use it with other thyroid supplements, so please clarify. Can you mix t2, traxatone, and other fat burners like your other products, such as MD6?

I was just curious because I see a lot of people post questions about OTC diuretics and I get the impression that they intend to stay on them long-term (i.e., more than three or four days). Unfortunately, such use is self-defeating because the body is incredibly efficient at retaining water, and after a few days it will simply “adjust” itself back to the initial amount of retention. It’s best to use this type of product for one or two days only, say for a photo shoot, going to the beach, etc. (Very simply put, the body increases water retention by increasing the availability of an enzyme known as carbonic anhydrase, which catalyzes the disassociation of carbonic acid into water and carbon dioxide. That disassociation in turn reduces the amount of bicarbonate ions in the renal tubular fluid, and, since those ions effectively act as an osmotic diuretic, their reduction results in less water excretion in the urine.) Also, before considering use of an OTC diuretic, one should first try to reduce water retention through a reduction in sodium intake and an increase in water intake. Though it seems counterintuitive, water is a remarkably effective diuretic.

Dan, unless the formulation has changed since I used the product, Taraxatone doesn’t contain any thyroid hormones.

Bill and Bob, thanks for the info, it was helpful. You said that the last time you checked/used Taraxatone, it did not have any of the Thyroid properties. Does T2 have any diuretic properties?

T2 does not have diuretic properties.