Dr. Dean recommends whole-natural
thyroid over synthetic because they cover a fuller spectrum of thyroid hormones,
including T1, T2, T3 and T4. (We choose Bio-Throid® over Armour® because
the former doesn't contain the excipients of corn starch or titanium dioxide.
In fact Bio-Throid® only contains natural thyroid and cellulose). Whole thyroid
supplements are of USA porcine origin. Whole thyroid is measured in grains, 60mg
= 1 grain. One grain or higher dosages are potent and usually require temperature
monitoring and occasional blood tests. Persons with more serious thyroid conditions
are often be prescribed it and dosages under a physician's guidance can often
reach 3 to 5 grains daily. However dosages of more than one grain are usually
increased by a grain over one to two weeks. Quarter grain whole thyroid supplements
(15mg) provide a lesser potency and as such provide a general support
to an aging thyroid condition. However long-term use of quarter-grain whole thyroid
extracts may also require occasional breaks and monitoring. Dosages of whole thyroid
extracts depend on your age and thyroid condition. As a rough guide they are 15mg
to 30mg daily increasing to 60mg daily after a couple of weeks if necessary. Your
physician MUST direct higher dosages. Whenever necessary, increase or decrease
your thyroid dosage as slowly as possible over days and weeks. Reduce or stop
thyroid supplementation if any of the following occur: you feel unwell, your rising-from-bed-in-the-morning
temperature is over 98.2 degrees Celsius, your resting pulse is more than 75 beats
a minute, your thyroid function blood tests are abnormal. Do not use any thyroid
supplementation if you suffer from hyperthyroidism (an over-active thyroid).
All Prices are subject to change based on the latest prices from IAS.
"The dramatic improvements that many of my
patients have achieved on thyroid therapy often appear miraculous!" Ward
Dean M.D. Florida
"There's no question that many of my problems
were thyroid related, within days of taking the supplements my symptoms were either
gone or being alleviated!" B.D., California.