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Sam75
Sam75

Having recently purchased Nutri advanced thyroid from Amazon, it says on the tub that its hormone free,thyroid glandular.....and to take with food as a supplement.?

There I was paying £23 for it on the understanding that it could replace thyroxine ?

Please can anyone help me here ?

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Hidden
Hidden

No, it won't replace thyroxine. Some people (myself included) can find that it helps or, in my case, it eventually stopped working.

Are you not getting on with thyroxine then?

Sam75
Sam75 in reply to Hidden

Thanks for replying , yes I have been on thyroxine going from 50mg 100mg down again then up tp 150mg, currently on 100mg but have no energy, hot/cold aches & pains in my legs.....ok Im 76, so doc smiles and says well .....your body is aging...DAH !! well thanks for that I never realized.....age or not, my old body isn't happy and neither am I.

Not happy to self experiment as I don't know if I need more or less thyroxine.

Meybe a month on a carrabean beach might help...

helvella
helvellaAdministrator

This is the problem with all products made from animal thyroids other than the prescription-quality ones such as Nature-Throid, Westhroid P, Erfa and NP. The companies will never unambiguously state how much hormone is present. Some effectively say that their products contain no hormones but never actually explain how that could be - they usually also say that they are made from thyroid, de-fatted, and dried with nothing else done to them. So where does the hormone content disappear to?

As far as I am concerned, it is a deeply unsatisfactory state of affairs.

If they contain any thyroid hormones, tell us how much and make sure it is consistent. (If they don't say how much, they could be very inconsistent and we would not know.) If they do not contain any thyroid hormones, tell us how that can be. In both cases produce some form of independent analysis/assay that will explain it all to us.

In fact I positively invite any sellers/manufacturers of these products to explain - either directly here or by contacting Thyroid UK. (Please don't make anything you post an advertisement. A simple statement is what we need.)

Rod

Armour thyroid declare the content

Here's the figures

"Armour® Thyroid (thyroid tablets, USP) for oral use is a natural preparation derived from porcine thyroid glands and has a strong, characteristic odor. (T3 liothyronine is approximately four times as potent as T4 levothyroxine on a microgram for microgram basis.) They provide 38 mcg levothyroxine (T4) and 9 mcg liothyronine (T3) per grain of thyroid. "

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Ruthi

Details of most of the available prescription-quality desiccated thyroid products can be found here:

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

Including ingredients.

Rod

Its a blend of vitamins and minerals to support your thyroid, you can check on the website, it states there are NO thyroid hormones in it.

Oh well that's £23 of my pension down the swanea, I already take so many vitamins I rattle when I walk.....but thanks for the info X

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Sam75

May be an idea to start a new thread and post up any recent test results if you have any? Your GP sounds as useless as most of them!

Sam75
Sam75 in reply to Hidden

My doctor is a fine and understanding lady, but like so many others not as clued up on thyroid probs as she might be....I would never describe her as useless....

Hi Sam75, you can not buy NDT in this Country, you have to buy it from abroad. So yes you have wasted your money.

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to vanessa2

Not quite true - you can buy some prescription-quality desiccated thyroid products if you have a prescription (private or NHS).

Rod

vanessa2
vanessa2 in reply to helvella

I think you are missing the point, the Lady did not have a prescription, she thought she could just buy it from Amazon. And that's the question I answered. We are all well aware you can get it with prescription, that was not the question.

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