How To Know If Your T3 Is Real
A lot of guys seem to have no idea what they're supposed to “feel” on T3, and the truth is, if you aren't very in tune with your body it can be near impossible to tell if your T3 is legit.
I know my body fairly well and can tell when T3 is working or not, but I thought I'd get blood work done to show you guys what it looks like when your T3 is 100% legit.
I also had bloods done several months back on another batch of this T3 brand and had the exact same results.
First, let's take a look at the blood work I had done on 50mcg of T3 back in March 2017.
One thing that should be noted is that here in Canada, they will only test your TSH and T4 levels unless more extensive testing is needed.
In other words, you will never get your T3 levels unless you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism typically as most doctors are stuck in their ignorant ways of just looking at TSH.
Luckily for us, all we need in order to know if our T3 is legit is our TSH and T4 levels.
You'll notice here that the reference range for TSH is 0.32-5.04 mU/L, and my levels were far under the reference range (where they should be), landing at 0.07 mU/L.
The reference range for T4 is 10.6-19.7 pmol/L, and my levels were far below the reference range, landing at less than 5.1 pmol/L (they don't even measure it when it's below this point as it is basically just considered tanked).
How To Interpret Thyroid Function Blood Work
The pituitary gland controls the thyroid gland, which is a small gland at the base of the brain.
When the level of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) drop to levels that are too low, the pituitary gland produces Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) which stimulates the thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormones.
The thyroid gland then produces T4 and T3.
The thyroid produces T4 in significantly greater quantities than T3, and T4 is essentially just inactive thyroid hormone.
T4 then converts to T3 which is the active thyroid hormone, which plays a direct and majorly influential role on your body's metabolism and nutrient partitioning.
Basically, the value we care about having a good amount of is T3, as having sky high T4 means nothing if it is not converting to T3, but that's another article topic entirely.
In regards to this blood work and verifying a T3 product's potency, by looking at my bloodwork you can see that my TSH and T4 levels are tanked.
The reason for this is that my T3 levels are sky high from exogenously administering T3, so we can conclude via my bloodwork that the T3 is indeed very potent, as 50mcg has completely crushed my TSH and T4.
Now, many guys are probably thinking, well isn't having no T4 bad because then you won't have any T3 being converted?
How the thyroid works is that when exogenous T3 is administered, the body recognizes there is an adequate amount (or supraphysiological amount in this case) of active thyroid hormone circulating in the blood, therefore there is no need to produce any more thyroid hormones.
As a response, the body stops producing TSH, which means there is no T4 or T3 production being stimulated, and your thyroid gland essentially goes to sleep for the duration of time you are on exogenous T3.
So, as you can see via my blood work, my body has recognized an exogenous source of T3, and has halted the production TSH, and consequently T4 entirely.
We can definitively conclude that my TSH and T4 levls are shut down due to a supraphysiological amount of T3 being in my system.
Upon cessation of T3 use, your body will recognize that there is now an absence of thyroid hormones in your body, and then TSH will spike back up to stimulate your natural endogenous T4 and T3 production.
There have been studies done where users of T3 stopped cold turkey and their thryoid levels returned to baseline very quickly.
This is because the thyroid basically just goes to sleep whenever you are using exogenous thyroid hormones, and if you had a naturally healthy/properly functioning thyroid to begin with, it should fully recover fairly quickly upon discontinuing your use of exogenous thyroid hormones.
This was the bloodwork results I had recently on a different batch of the same brand's T3.
As you can see, I had the exact same result essentially, with TSH and T4 in the gutter, so we can conclude that this batch of T3 is also very potent as well.
Disclaimer: The information included in this article is intended for entertainment and informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.