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Starting point for supplementing thyroid

I just need a good baseline starting point for supplementing thyroid. I understand how person specific supplementing thyroid is, but I just need a starting point. I have both Cynomel and Cynoplus. Dosage, frequency, etc?

asked Sep 8, 2013 by Ryan

If you go here there is a section on thyroid with some quotes from RP. I take NDT so I don't have any experience with Cynomel or Cynoplus.

1 Answer

start with 1 quarter of a tablet ( Cynoplus ) daily. after a week or so increase it it 2 quarters. It's better to cut the tablet into small pieces and distribute them throughout the day.

answered Sep 9, 2013 by Nemesis

After reading a bit some say that supplementing a little bit of Cynomel with the Cynoplus is optimal, would it be better to supplement a little bit of the Cynomel with the Cynoplus to increase the ratio of T3 to T4?

I don't know, I used to use only Cynoplus. but I think that might be ok.

He specifically told me that most people feel best on a 4:1 ratio of T4 to T3, or even 3:1. I have experienced this to be true.

Cynoplus has 120:30 ratio T4: T3.

120:30 = 4:1 :)

For sure I didn't want to say that the ratio is hundred and twenty to thirty, haha! I meant 120 mcg of T4 to 30 mcg of T3. lapsus linguae:) Anyway, Cynoplus is exactly 4:1 ratio what Ilovethesea mentioned and I was not feeling that good on it.

So you needed more T3 or what?