So am I using the T3 16.7mcg per tab number or 67mcg of T4 Or 83mcg total of T3/T4
I would assume then
- If run Like Cytomel I would ramp up to about 50-75 then back down
- If run like T3 1 per day fits the bill
- T4 T3 is approximately 4 times as potent as T4 ( wtf ) but start with 25
I can just not wrap my head around this. …4.22 to 1, same as natural human body …line doesn’t help either
Bonzz, you’re making things more complicated than necessary.
T3 is the relevant thyroid hormone for fat burning purposes, so you just need to focus on total T3 intake. Cytomel is just a synthetic T3 medicine, so no need to muddy things up with options 1 vs 2 above.
T4 is just a storage form of T3 in the body. Hypothyroid patients often prefer a mix of thyroid hormones that approximates the body’s own ratio; that isn’t necessarily a big deal for you, taking it as a supp to raise thyroid activity, but that’s somewhat beside the point.
Bill wrote that you can roughly assume a 4 to 1 ratio of T4 to T3 yield in the body. (I believe that he wrote “roughly” because it can vary depending on your diet and various other factors. Hopefully he’ll correct me if I’m wrong.) So anyway, for every 4 mcg or so of T4, you ultimately end up with 1 mcg of T3. And as Bill pointed out again, your total T3 intake per tab is going to be roughly 16 mcg (T3) + 67/4 mcg (T4 that is being converted to T3), which comes out to about 33 mcg.
Personally, I’d just start with a single tab and see how things work. I wouldn’t automatically ramp up… I’d give it some time and adjust up fractionally if necessary.
Hope that helps.