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Thyroid drugs

Cytomel (sodium liothyronine)

Cytomel is a trademark of sodium liothyronine. It is not a steroid, but a thyroid hormone. It is used medicinally to combat thyroid insufficiency, obesity, metabolic disorders, and fatigue. It is a synthetically produced thyroid hormone T3 (triiodothyronine). When taken, Cytomel enhances the patient’s metabolism.

The result is a faster absorption of proteins, fats and carbohydrates by the cells of the body.

Bodybuilders resort to this drug when it is necessary to burn excess fat. It is most often used in pre-competition training, since when it is taken, you can not monitor the amount of calories consumed. A bunch of clenbuterol + cytomel is used quite often and often has a positive result. It was also noticed that if Cytomel is used on a powerful AAS course, then the course brings better results than a course without Cytomel. This is most likely due to the faster absorption of proteins by the body.

In any case, one must remember to be careful when using this drug. Side effects include cardiovascular disorders, agitation, shortness of breath, increased sweating, nausea, headaches, mental and metabolic disorders.

When taking Cytomel, it is important to remember about a very gradual increase in dosage. On the first day of admission, it is not recommended to take more than 25 μg of the drug, and on the following days, do not increase it to more than 100 μg. This will help the body adjust to the drug.

The daily dose should be divided into several doses, at regular intervals. Women are more sensitive to side effects and are not advised to cross the 50mcg limit per day. The withdrawal of cytomel from the intake should also be smooth, so as not to create a hormonal hole. The cycle should not last more than 6 weeks. Too long use \ too high doses can lead to permanent thyroid deficiency. It is also necessary to be examined by a doctor for hyperfunction of the thyroid gland, since in this case, when taking the drug, there is a real danger to life.

Also, the athlete should not touch the injectable version of the drug, as this is an excessively powerful version of the drug. In general, t3 is not a drug for beginners in sports.

It is better for them to start their acquaintance with thyroid drugs with Triacan, then switch to levothyroxine, and if a desire arises, to Cytomel.

Cytomel is quite affordable on the black market. One hundred 50mcg tablets will sell for about $ 50, although there are many options where you can get the drug at a much lower cost.

Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium, T4). is a trademark of the drug levothyroxine sodium. It is a chemically produced T4 thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones primarily control metabolism in the human body. When thyroids are taken, metabolism is accelerated, the conversion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates is faster, and the body uses more calories throughout the day. Thyroids are used in medical practice to treat thyroid dysfunction and obesity. The action of the synthroid is very similar to that of the cytomel. In a healthy person, the levels of endogenous T3 and T4 are at a sufficient level for the body to function. In comparison, T3 has 4 times the effect of T4 at the same dose.

Cytomel is a stronger drug than synthroid, that is, if you have access to both drugs, Cytomel is more often chosen.

Thyroid hormones are some of the most effective fat burners in a bodybuilder’s arsenal. Taking thyroids destroys fat deposits, showing a muscular picture. And since the body requires more calories, there is no need for hard dieting. This is an obvious benefit, since many athletes are dieting and losing lean muscle mass. Also, together with thyroids, AAS is used, which enhances the effect of AAS, since protein metabolism in the body is accelerated due to thyroids.

The dosage, as with any thyroid, should be gradually increased from minimum to working, that is, from 25-100 mcg per day at the beginning, and gradually increase the intake by 25-50 mcg, every 1-2 days, but the dosage should not exceed 200-400mkg per day. If you use the drug for too long or in too high dosages, you run the risk of getting thyroid problems. When getting off the course, it is necessary to gradually reduce the dose, as well as increase it, in the reverse order. Reception should not last more than 6-8 weeks.

There are also many side effects to keep in mind.

Among them: tremors, excessive sweating, insomnia, diarrhea, nausea, excessive weight loss, and problems with the cardiovascular and nervous systems. If side effects appear, it is necessary to gradually get off the drug according to the above described scheme. For greater confidence, before taking the drug, you need to visit a doctor to identify an overactive thyroid gland in order to avoid serious enough problems.

L-thyroxine is a very affordable drug, the main area of ​​its distribution is pharmacies, it rarely appears on the black market.

Triacana (tiratricol)

Triacana is a trademark of the drug Tiratricol. Thiratricol is a natural metabolite of the endogenous thyroid hormone T3 (triiodothyronine). The thyroid gland actually produces two primary hormones: T3 and T4. Together, these hormones regulate the metabolic rate in the human body. Both of these hormones are produced and sold under the names Cytomel (T3) and Syntroid (T4).

Triacana is a rapidly absorbed form of the T3 hormone, and its effect is much weaker than pure T3 and T4. All these drugs enhance metabolism, increase the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the body. This means that the body uses nutrients at a higher rate due to the accelerated intracellular activity. Medical use of Triacan – treatment of thyroid dysfunction and obesity. In addition, Triacana is effective in combating hyperthyrodism (overproduction of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland).

Athletes, however, find this drug effective in burning fat. Even without a careful diet, Triacana can lower body fat and improve the appearance of muscles. Without the use of thyroid hormones, the athlete must definitely follow a very strict diet to achieve the same results, which often leads to a loss of muscle mass, since the body is limited in nutrients.

Competitive bodybuilders find thyroid hormones invaluable for pre-competition training. Triacana is the most popular drug because it is considered safer than other thyroid drugs. But we must take into account a whole range of side effects: tremors, increased sweating, diarrhea, insomnia, nausea, excessive weight loss, and the most undesirable side effect is the possibility of permanent thyroid dysfunction.

Triacana gives the user slightly more latitude than Cytomel. For beginners, it is less likely to get serious problems with Triacan than with other drugs.

Taking Triacan is similar to taking other thyroids. The dosage should gradually increase from very low to working. The usual starting dosage is 0.70mg per day (two 0.35mg tablets), with a further increase of two tablets per day up to 14 tablets per day. The period of drug life in the blood is very short, therefore it is necessary to divide the daily dose into several doses in order to constantly maintain the level of the drug in the blood. In addition, athletes use thyroids in conjunction with AAS to enhance the action of AAS to convert protein into muscle more quickly.

You can also use Triacan in conjunction with other fat burners such as clenbuterol. In any case, athletes should not take the drug for more than three months in a row, and do long intervals before reusing it. It must be remembered that the dosage should be reduced in the same way as it was increased – we reduce the dose by 2 tablets every day or two days, since a sudden cessation of taking the drug will bring multiple metabolic disorders.

On the black market, the drug costs about $ 75 for 100 tablets. This drug is not in the legal circulation, and in the USA this drug is banned by the FDA.

Fat burners of other groups

Adipex (as phentermine hydrochloride)

Phentermine is a very popular drug in the United States prescribed to treat excess weight. Recently, the drug Fen-Phen, which contained phentermine and fenfluramine, was removed from the market. Fenfluramine has been recognized as an unsafe drug with a high number of side effects, while phentermine is still marketed.

Phentermine is an amphetamine-like sympathomimetic that causes loss of appetite. It is prescribed for 3-4 weeks, for especially obese patients, during which there is a sharp decrease in weight due to lack of appetite. The usual dosage is 37.5 mg per day, in the morning before meals, and for greater effectiveness without breakfast at all.

In some cases, it is better to divide the reception into two parts, the second part should be taken 4-6 hours after waking up in the morning.

Since it is an amphetamine drug, it is very quickly addictive and addictive. It has the characteristic side effects of overexcitement, restlessness, hypertension, insomnia, dizziness, increased blood pressure, tachycardia, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, decreased libido, and impotence. The dosage should never exceed 37.5mg, you cannot use this drug to get a high. Phentermine is usually sold as 15.30 and 37.5 mg tablets per tablet. Its price in American pharmacies is about 50 cents per pill. The turnover of this drug is subject to US federal law. For his postage, possession, purchase, or illegal production, the same punishment threatens as for narcotic drugs.

Capoten (captopril)

Capoten is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II, used in medical practice to treat high blood pressure. Although it is not known exactly how kapoten works, preliminary data indicate that it suppresses the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, which leads to a decrease in the concentration of angiotensin II and aldosterone in the blood serum. It is used in cases where less powerful drugs could not cope with high blood pressure. Athletes do not use it as a blood pressure lowering drug, but as a potential fat burner and diuretic. It is important to note that if you do not have high blood pressure from taking steroids, you should refrain from taking it as it can lower your blood pressure dangerously.

Most athletes expect to lose fat when taking this drug. This use of kapoten came about following an article by Dharham in Dan Duchein’s weekly. He hypothesized that the mechanism of action of capoten is associated with a reduction in the number of alpha-2 adrenergic receptors, receptors that block lipolysis in fat cells. In fact, this is not the case. Many who used it spoke well of it that the loss of excess mass was significant, while others practically did not feel the effect.

But one study showed that 2 weeks of supplementation did not bring any changes in either alpha or beta receptors. However, when the drug was used for 16 weeks, there was indeed a decrease in alpha-2 receptors. Just taking the drug for a long time is quite inconvenient. Even if it doesn’t burn fat very well, athletes love it for its mild diuretic effect. Another interesting piece of information about hood is its ability to increase insulin sensitivity. However, it must be remembered that insulin is an extremely potent anabolic in the human body. This hormone is responsible for the transport of nutrients and for protein synthesis in muscle tissues. Athletes have found that taking insulin can produce extreme mass. A 1994 Japanese study reported that kapoten increased the release of glucose transporters in skeletal muscle, improving muscle metabolism.

You can use kapoten in conjunction with insulin to enhance the effects of the latter, however, it is important to be very careful with the dosage of insulin, as the effect can increase dramatically. The recommended dose is 25mg per day. Because of its tendency to increase fatigue, it is best to take it at night. The dosage can be increased, but not more than up to 100 mg per day. You also need to be very careful with this drug, as it greatly lowers blood pressure, so you need to constantly monitor it. Dizziness and weakness are signs of low blood pressure. Also, side effects can include nausea, headaches, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, and severe disability.

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