Liquid T3 Cytomel 30mL 200mcg/mL
Cytomel (T3) 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 and the aforementioned L-triiodine-thyronine. 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.
Bodybuilders take advantage of these characteristics and stimulate their metabolism by taking Cytomel, which causes a faster conversion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Body builders, of course, are especially interested in an increased lipolysis, which means increased fat burning. Competing body builders, in particular, use Cytomel during the weeks before a championship since it helps to maintain an extremely low fat content, without necessitating a hunger diet. Athletes who use low dosages of Cytomel report that by the simultaneous intake of steroids, the steroids become mote effective, most likely as the result of the faster conversion of protein.
What Is T3?
In layman’s terms, T3 is the hormone in your body that regulates how fast your metabolism is.
The higher your T3 level is, the more calories you will burn, and the more fat loss potential you will have.
T3 is a drug that is prescribed to those with hypothyroidism, but it is commonly used by bodybuilders and recreational lifters who want to reach a level of body fat that would be difficult to achieve without drug assistance.
That isn’t to say that it is easy to get shredded on T3, it helps though.
Typical T3 Dosages
The dosage of T3 you choose will be based upon several factors.
Typically, T3 for bodybuilding/fat loss purposes though is purposely ingesting a supraphysiological amount of T3 in order to increase your metabolism to a level that would otherwise be impossible.
This can be achieved with as little as 25 mcg, however, not all T3 is created with equal quality.
Depsite T3 being an inexpensive drug, for some reason, the quality varies wildly between different sources.
Ideally, you’d want to get your T3 from a pharmacy, as that’s the only way to absolutely ensure it is dosed accurately, however, obviously that isn’t always an option for many individuals.
The standard dose for fat loss purposes ranges between 25 mcg – 75 mcg of T3.
Personally, I never go above 50 mcg because T3 can be very catabolic at higher dosages, as it doesn’t discriminate between muscle and stored fat, so the higher your T3 dose is, the more muscle it will rip off your body.
50 mcg – 75 mcg should be more than sufficient for anyone to reap the benefits of a supraphysiological dose of T3.
Once you get to the 100 mcg + range, you put yourself at a much higher risk of side effects like Tachycardia, muscle loss, anxiety, and feeling weak.
Side effects that will be notable at any dose, but will be more pronounced the higher you dose T3 will be increased body temperature, increased hunger, and in some cases (I get this) constant muscle flatness.
By muscle flatness I mean it is a lot harder to get a pump, and your muscles lack that pop that they have when they are properly glycogen loaded and hydrated.
That is one of the first things I look for when I am determining if my T3 is legit or not.
I get a notable increase in body temperature, and I notice I am much flatter at the gym and it’s a lot harder to get a pump.
My appetite starts getting a lot more ravenous once I go above 50 mcg as well.
At 75 mcg I am hungry pretty much all day long.
Offsetting The Muscle Loss From T3
The only way you can offset the catabolism from a high dose of T3 is with anabolic assistance.
Whether that assistance is via Steroids or SARMs, you need a supraphysiological amount of Anabolics in your system to maintain your hard earned muscle tissue if you are going to venture into the higher dosage range of T3.
Obviously it isn’t mandatory, but you will lose A LOT more muscle on T3 without any anabolic assistance than you would with it.
How Much Fat Loss Can You Expect From T3
I’m going to be completely honest with you, T3 isn’t some magical compound like some portray it to be that lets you eat whatever you want all day long and stay shredded.
Usually the individuals who perpetuate this myth about T3 consider “lean” as hardly visible abs.
For me though, being lean is being shredded at a single digit body fat %.
You CANNOT get to single digit body fat % by eating like crap on T3 just because you are on T3.
You still need to diet hard in a calorie deficit, keep training hard, and do your cardio; T3 will simply magnify how much body fat your body burns up during your cut.
I honestly think I could reach very close to the same body fat % I do during my cutting phases without T3 at all (I’d probably end my cut at 1-2% higher than I usually would), it would probably take me a month longer or so though.
Basically, T3 speeds everything up and makes things a bit easier.
It IS NOT an excuse to eat like crap though.
You can get fatter even on T3 + DNP if you overeat.
Trust me, I have.
Does T3 Suppress Your Natural Thyroid Production?
Yes, taking exogenous thyroid hormone will absolutely stop your natural production.
Basically how your thyroid gland works is it has a stimulating hormone called TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) that is present at a certain level to signal your thyroid gland how much T4 it needs to produce, which then will get converted to the active form of thyroid hormone (the one we want) T3.
When you take exogenous Cytomel, your TSH plummets to near 0 because your body will recognize that there is already so much Cytomel in your system, that it has no need to produce any on its’ own.
So your thyroid essentially goes to sleep for the duration of time you are taking Cytomel.
However, once you stop taking Cytomel, your body will recognize there is no longer an excess amount of Cytomel in your system, and your TSH will skyrocket back up to signal your thyroid gland to start producing thyroid hormone again.
There is NO SUCH THING as complete thyroid shutdown.
Your thyroid will never be permanently destroyed from taking Cytomel, and once you come off of Cytomel, if you had a healthy thyroid to begin with, you will eventually recover to healthy natural thyroid function again.
Typically, this recovery process takes a few weeks, but for others it can take substantially longer.
It is all individually dependent.
Personally, I have never had my thyroid suppressed for more than a couple weeks, even after staying on 50 mcg T3 for nearly a year straight.
Should You Take Cytomel
This is a personal decision, and I honestly use it almost every single time I cut because it is one of the few things that works really great, and isn’t a stimulant.
I honestly prefer it to DNP simply because DNP makes me feel like I’m dragging so much ass I can barely get myself to the gym to train, and I’m actually twice as flat and my workouts are complete garbage on DNP.
Bottom line, Cytomel works, but it isn’t a magic pill that will get you shredded overnight.
Have realistic expectations for it.
200mcg/ml 30 ml
Dosage and administration
- Week 1 25mcg a day
- Week 2 50 mcg a day
- Week 3 75 mcg a day
- Week 4 100 mcg a day
- Week 5,6,7 125 mcg a day
- Week 8 100 mcg a day
- Week 9 75 mcg a day
- Week 10 50 mcg a day
- Week 11 25 mcg a day
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