Cytomel is not an anabolic/androgenic steroid but a thyroid hormone. As a substance it contains synthetically manufactured liothyronine sodium which resembles the natural thyroid hormone tricodide-thyronine (L-T3). The thyroid of a healthy person usually produces two hormones, the better known L-thyroxine (L-T4) and the aforementioned L-trilodine~thyronine (L-T3). Since Cytomel is the synthetic equivalent of the latter hormone, it causes the same processes in the body as if the thyroid were to produce more of the hormone. It is interesting to note that L-T3 is clearly the stronger and more effective of these two hormones. This makes Cytomel more effective than the commercially available L-T4 compounds such as L-thyroxine or Synthroid. The manufacturer of the German L-T3 compound, Hoechst AG, ascribes the following characteristics to its Thybon drug, making it clear that L-T3 is superior to L-T4: “The synthetically manufactured thyroid hormone, L-trilodine-thyronine (L-T3), included in Thybon, in experimental and clinical testing has proven to be 4-5 times more biologically active and to take effect more quickly than L-thyroxine (L-T4).”
Until recently, Cytomel was used by bodybuilders and female bodybuilders, in particular-on a daily basis over several months to remain “hard” and in good shape all year round. Believe us when we tell you that to a great extent several bodybuilders who are pictured in “muscle magazines” and display a hard and defined look in photos, eat fast food and iron this out by taking Cytomel. The over stimulated thyroid burns calories like a blast furnace.
As for the dosage, one should be very careful since Cytomel is a very strong and highly effective thyroid hormone. It is extremely important that one begins with a low dosage, increasing it slowly and evenly over the course of several days. Most athletes begin by taking one 20 mcg tablet per day and increasing this dosage every three to four days by one additional tablet. A dose higher than 100 mcg/ day is not necessary and not advisable.
Possible side effects such as medication are described in the package insert by the German pharmaceutical group Hoechst AG for their compound Thybon: “Exceeding the individual limits of compatibil?ity for liothyronine or taking an overdose, especially, if the dose is increased too quickly at the beginning of the treatment, can cause the following clinical symptoms for a thyroid hyperfunction): heart palpitation, trembling, irregular heartbeat, heart oppression, agita?tion, shortness of breath, excretion of sugar through the urine, ex?cessive perspiration, diarrhea, weight loss, psychic disorders, etc., as well as symptoms of hypersensitivity.”
Name: T3 + T4
Other Names: Cytomel, T3 Cytomel, T3, T4, Liothyronine, Levothyroxine
Substance: Liothyronine + Levothyroxine
Content: 30mg Liothyronine + 120mg Levothyroxine x 100 tablets