50-100 mcg/day is pretty standard from what I have seen actually. 25 is a replacement dose, so it doesn’t make sense to take any less than that. [/quote]
It’s not uncommon, but many prep coaches and even digging way back to Schwarz, “The Drug Dragon”, Bill Roberts and Cy Wilson articles/posts in the past, it seems results can be excellent starting at 12.5mcg/ed (which broscience alert does not seem to hinder endo production), and few recommend doses >50mcg/day, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend that kind of dose for the casual dieter.
Yeah I’ve seen those recommendations too, and I will be the first to admit Bill Roberts is really fucking smart, but I disagree with the 12.5 mg recommendation. I have no reason to think that “topping off” your hormones will do anything but trigger your body to make less of that hormone to achieve balance, resulting in a net gain of 0 and partially suppressing your natural production to boot.
Obvioulsy though I haven’t tried this, but I would be very surprised to see it work. I would love to see blood tests from someone using this method actually, both before, during, and after the cycle with TSH and T3 measured.
I have no bloods for either of my T3 cycles, just tape measures, pictures and a significant visible decrease in bodyfat starting at doses as low as 12.5mcg. I understand this is anecdotal (hence the bro-science alert in my previous post lol), but from what I’ve seen and heard a replacement dose of 25mcg almost always nets excellent results when combined with a suitable dose of AAS. I normally run 12.5>25>50>25>12.5mcg/day over 5-6 weeks. At this point it is semantic, and I don’t much care to argue over the minutia of thyroid feedback and stimulation mechanics.
I want to say ‘trust me on this’ but I really don’t want to be on the wrong end of a ‘science vs. anecdote’ argument. The only way is to try T3 and see for yourself. I still insist it is far more effective and safer than Clenbuterol, and that T3 is also more effective in Endomorph body types.