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6 Problems with Natural Desiccated Thyroid Hormone

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6 Problems with Natural Desiccated Thyroid Hormone
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Are you currently taking Natural Desiccated thyroid hormone? Maybe you are considering using this medication. Either way, there are some things you should know BEFORE you start using it.

Like any medication, NDT is not a perfect medication and it does have some problems.

I’m actually a big fan of NDT as a medication and I use it on a lot of my patients, but I am also aware that it isn’t perfect and it doesn’t work for everyone.

Some of these problems include:

#1. The formula keeps changing.
The inactive ingredients in Armour thyroid, for instance, have changed several times throughout the last decade. Each time they have been changed there have been a number of people in which the medication seems to not be working as well.

#2. It isn’t always easy to get.
Doctors have a bias towards T4 only thyroid medications compared to NDT formulations. NDT, while helpful, can be very difficult to get.

#3. The amount of T4 and T3 in each dose is static.
The dosing of NDT in each grain is always the same. What if you need more T3 relative to T4? What if your TSH is suppressed while taking NDT but your free thyroid hormones are low? There’s no way to increase each component unless you take a new medication.

#4. Not everyone responds well to T3.
Certain people respond to anxiety, panic attacks, and heart palpitations when taking T3.

#5. It may flare up your immune system.
Because NDT is animal sourced and contains animal proteins and enzymes there is a small chance that it can flare up your immune system and worsen thyroid function in people with Hashimoto’s.

#6. Doctors tend to underdose NDT.
Most doctors tend to underdose NDT, especially when transitioning patients from T4 to NDT. This is a big problem because many patients who try it aren’t taking enough and they never feel “better”.

Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
– For thyroid hormone production and conversion: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-adrenal-reset-complex/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/t3-conversion-booster/
– For hair loss: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-hair-regrowth-complex/
– For weight management: https://www.restartmed.com/product/gut-bomb-350-billion/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/functional-fuel-complete/
– For gut health: https://www.restartmed.com/product/ultra-biotic-x100/
– For energy and adrenal health: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-adrenal-reset-complex/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/power-b-complex/

I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.

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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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