Reported Characteristics
  • Drug Class: Thyroid Hormone Metabolite. (Oral)
  • Average Reported Dosage: 1 MG per 50 LBS of bodyweight daily.
Noted Comments: Significant stimulator of thyroid activity / suppression of thyroid function during use.
Triacana is a trade or brand name for the thyroid drug Tiratricol. The body naturally (endogenously) produces T-4/L-thyroxine, T-3/L-triiodothyronine, and T-2 /Ldiiodothyronine.
Triacana is simply a synthetic form of these three thyroid hormones natural metabolite product, Triiodothyroacetic acid, or tiratricol for short. This means the body naturally produces Triacana as a metabolic by-product of other thyroid hormones.
Triacana is sold in Europe as a prescription synthetic thyroid drug intended to restore natural metabolic rate. And of course it did not take long before bodybuilders began importing the drug with anabolic/androgenic steroids into Canada and the United States. This lead to custom agents adding Triacana to drug alert list and confiscation. Interesting since the chemical itself is not a controlled substance in most of the U.S. at this time. Have no fear though, the FDA and DEA are actively pursuing reclassifying
Triacana /Tiratricol/Triiodothyroacetic acid as a controlled substance there.
Triacana reaches maximum effects at a daily dosage of about 1 MG per 50 LBS of bodyweight. (Daily, meaning "total") Since the chemical possesses a 6 hour half-life, this "daily dosage" was reported to be divided into 4 equal dosages. So a 200 pound athlete required 1 MG 4 times daily. Beyond this dosage no subsequent increase in metabolic rate occurs. What many, including the FDA, fail to realize is that Triacana administration will not induce a true replacement metabolic rate like other thyroid hormones. This means any polled athlete was able to increase their metabolic rate only equivalent to the upper range considered normal and acceptable through administration.
So an individual whom employed this chemical realized a metabolic rate about equal to a so-called ectomorph only. Which is, in truth, a very significant increase and considered highly effective by all but a few users. This would make Triacana one of the safer thyroid drugs.
*I have not found post administration thyroid function suppression from Triacana as of yet. But it is possible if use were prolonged. Obviously someone, somewhere, will somehow find a way to be the one exception who sues and does T.V. talk shows decrying the evils of this drug. No doubt while smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. (Another case of a day without the lifeguard monitoring the gene pool)
Reported Characteristics