Since there has been excitement recently about the gluten status of Cytomel, I wanted to find out what is in the Uni-Pharma T3. I had to ask their website for an ingredient list, since that is not readable from the product photos on their web. The results received from them:
>T3 Uni Pharma ingredients:
>Liothyronine Sodium 25 mcg
>Excipients: Lactose Monohydrate, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Magnesium Strearate, Talc >Purified, Gelatine, Starch Maize, Silicon Dioxide Colloidal and as coloring - Egg Yellow >Lake.
>T3 Uni Pharma is gluten free since Starch Maize is corn based and Sodium Starch Glycolate is derived from potatoes.
So it appears that the product is free of gluten from wheat/barley/rye. However, the presence of corn and lactose in the product could cause problems for some patients with multiple sensitivities. There was a post here from a patient who used the product and said she felt like she had been gluten-ed; my conclusion about that is that she is likely lactose-sensitive, since the gut degradation caused by gluten can also cause lactose sensitivity.