Friday, December 09, 2011
Would you buy medicine from this guy?
Connie Midey, AZ Republic, and HealthDay recently come forth on “thyroid support” supplements to “fight fatigue” and “lose weight.”
These contain the hormones T3 and T4, from chopped up animal glands.
These two hormones are supposed to be only in prescription drugs. They actually do something to ya!
Also risky are the herbs guggul, which can screw up your prescription thyroid medicine, and ashwagandha, which has not been tested much.
Also in this stuff: selenium. This can increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
The prescription thyroid meds or bio-identical stuff mixed by a compounding pharmacist are better if you have deficiencies.
As for losing weight, you would have to take a dangerous level of thyroid hormone.
Especially of some crap mixed in a basement in Mexico or someplace.
Come on—people—wise up.