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ARMOUR THYROID (Desiccated Thyroid Gland)

Reported Characteristics
  • Drug Class: Natural Thyroid Hormone complex (Prescription Only) Oral
  • Average Reported Dosage: 1.0-4.0 grains daily
  • Noted Comments: Significant suppression of thyroid function during use.
Armour thyroid is a brand of desiccated porcine thyroid gland. The product provides the following active thyroid hormones:
  • T-4 (L-Thyroxine) 19 MCG
  • T-3 (L-Triiodothyronine) 4.3 MCG
*Trace levels of T-2 (L-diiodothyronine) and Triacana (Triiodothyroacetic Acid)
Most readers would assume that the low percentage of T-4 and T-3 provided by Armour was ineffective. In fact, the combination was often considered more effective than either drug alone and is at the correct human ratio. The trace levels of T-2 and Triacana create a complete synergystic and effective thyroid hormone drug. Most athletes realized an increased metabolic rate with only 1.5-2.0 grains daily.