Anyone taking Thyro Gold? Gathering my research to face Doc next week. What about Lugols iodine?

Got Docs appointment next Tuesday. Already been told TSH normal etc. I feel worn out before I start, but doing loads of research to present to the Doc. Basal temperatures (3 so far) all below 36 degrees. Planning what I will do if (and we all know it is likely) that he tells me I am imagining it, so looking at Thyro Gold option. Any advice? Thanks for being there xx

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  • If your basal temp is normal but thyroid levels all over the place, what does that mean?

    Sorry cant help on thyro gold. Am on thyroxine myself but have a normal basal temp.

  • Even though you've done research, I doubt your GP will take notice, particularly of the Basal Temp. If you haven't already got a copy of your recent blood test results, with the ranges, ask for one for your records and you can post here if you haven't already done so and always get a copy. These are a couple of good links if you haven't already seen them:-

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/diagno...

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

    If she gives you a new blood test, get it as early as possible in the morning as your TSH is higher then.

    stopthethyroidmadness.com/2...

    Excerpt

    THYROGOLD, called a “supplement” , was created by the now-deceased John C. Lowe, and his wife currently sells it. Comes in 150 mg and 300 mg tablets. The mgs is NOT equivalent to the same mgs in prescription NDT tablets. i.e. 150 mg may be “similar in effect” to 1 1/4 grains, but that’s a subjective opinion by some. The thyroid powder in the tablets are from New Zealand pasture-fed cows, plus there is 25 mg of Coleus forskohlii, which is said to promote thyroid function. It is a popular OTC product!

    *More information on the use of BOVINE for religious reasons here.

    stopthethyroidmadness.com/a...

  • There doesnt seem to be 'Nutri Thryroid' on the list......any idea why? Si

  • It doesn't contain thyroid hormones. It is a supplement to support your thyroid gland.

    nutri-online1.co.uk/Patient...

  • So why does it say 'Thyroid Glandular - hormone free' as the ingredient? ('Bovine source from NZ') ??...surely that'd contain hormones?

  • ...possibly a grey area as they are not selling it as a hormone product - but a supplement. Rules and regulations often get in the way of many things in life ? I have no specific knowledge or inside information - just a hunch. If you are grinding something up it's difficult to separate everything out neatly....

  • Hi Marz, see my comment below.

  • It does say 'hormone free' but I have had a search and came up with this link. Theoretically, it is a supplement and doesn't require a prescription, whereas replacement thyroid gland hormones do require a prescription.

    This link surprised me but sometimes people are taking both Nutri thyroid as well as levo and sometimes don't feel too good. Maybe this is the reason:-

    thyroid.about.com/b/2012/02...

  • Afraid I am not at all surprised.

    I suspect that knowingly selling product that contain thyroid hormones within the UK would be illegal.

    USA seems to have more of a division between medicines and supplements on the basis of makers' claims (rather than hormone content).

    Even then, lack of T4 and T3 is no guarantee that they contain no active hormones - I have long wondered if they might contain the less-well known hormones like Triac. That could, possibly, account for biological effects without having measurable T4/T3 content.

    Quite how they square the claim of it being pure, unadulterated bovine thyroid extract but miraculously not having any hormones in it, I have never understood. Some suggestions this is due to defatting are, I think, garbage - because defatting is one of the early steps in making all the desiccated thyroid products.

    Rod

  • will take a look at that link laters as working..many thanks.....nutri adrenal extra i'm OK with 2 or sometimes 3 tabs but n thyroid made me very ill when i built up to 3 or 4 a day....i wasnt happy with the response i had off the people who'd prescribed it / them. not touch em since but keen to find out why it made me so unwell.

  • Thanks shaws - have sent you a PM....

  • Thankyou for that. Yes I bought the book STTM, extremely informative and helpful. If I asked the Doc for NDT and he actually gave me it (which I know is extremely unlikely) what do they prescribe in the UK? Also could you tell me how to do a PM? I go to the Docs on Tues am next week.

    Thanks Sheenah

  • Some doctor (rare) will prescribe, especially if an Endo has suggested. You can get in the UK, exactly as in the USA. This is info if he does prescribe. You take your prescription to Chemist and he should source it. If not go to one who does, maybe a chain of pharmacists:

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/treatm...

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/treatm...

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  • Thryo-gold does contain T3 and T4. I spoke with Tammy Lowe herself and she says the 300mg capsule has 100mcg of T4, and 25mcg of T3. And if you look on the FAQ section of the website, it says "Thyro-Gold contains all the natural contents of the bovine thyroid gland." And "Dietary desiccated thyroid either contains the full array of thyroid hormones, or it contains none at all. Thyro-Gold contains them all."

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