Natural Sources Raw Thyroid

Does anyone know how much T3 and T4 there are in these tablets? I have read somewhere that the suppliers are not allowed to put it in their literature because that would classify it as a medicine and then they wouldn't be allowed to sell it.

My doctor has flatly refused to prescribe me NDT (Natural Dessicated Thyroid) so am going to give this a try.


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  • Hi tyronecvc, you'll find the T3 and T4 content of various brands listed on this page:

  • But of none of the "Over the Counter" variety

  • I wasn't aware that "Natural Sources Raw Thyroid" was a branded product. I've only just made this realisation.

  • Tyronecvc,

    There's no way of knowing how much active ingredient is in Raw Thyroid. Have you considered buying NDT online without prescription?

  • Hi Clutter,

    Have been looking to find somewhere to buy NDT without prescription but cannot find anywhere (UK Chemists will not sell), can you suggest anywhere ?


  • That's right what you say about not being allowed to state the amount of T4/T3 in this kind of product, due to classification from being a food supplement to a medicine.

    From what I've learned is that this kind of product will have generally a lower amount of T4 and T3 than a prescription NDT, so you may find you need to take a higher quantity of capsules/tablets than NDT. The potency can vary too from batch to batch, so a bit of a gamble but better than nothing if you can't get a prescription. There are other brands of this type to try if this particular brand doesn't work for you: Thyrovanz, Nutri-meds and Metavive.

  • surely ns rt has no thyroid hormone in it all ? it is a dietary supplement.

  • I think it was on STTM pages: Ten OTC supplements tested and one of them (bovine) had no hormones at all.

    "Thyroid Energy" is another discussed here in Finland. Somebody claimed that "Raw Thyroid" has too much iodine.

  • Hi folks,

    Thanks for all the replies. I can't see Natural Sources Raw Thyroid listed on the page so think info on T3/T4 is not going to be available otherwise it would be a medicine and they would not be allowed to sell it.

    I have not been able to find any way to buy NDT in the UK, either through pharmacies (will not sell without a prescription) or on the internet from abroad. If anyone does have a source please let me know.


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