Sodium levothyroxine (T4) is the most frequently prescibed hormone for treating hypothyroidism.
Sodium levothyroxine (T4) is activated in the organs (it changes to T3) and the patient’s loss of hair, dry skin, depression, chronic fatigue, overweight, retention of liquids, etc. are corrected.
However, this doesn’t apply to people with hypothyroidism.
One group takes sodium levothyroxine and although the TSH result is corrected, their hair continues to fall and they suffer from depression.
They fail to lose weight or recover their facial factions.
Or worse still…
They take levothyroxine but their metabolism slows down even more. (1)
You take a tablet to speed up your metabolism but it has the exact opposite effect by slowing it down?
These are people who don’t activate levothyroxine.
Instead of converting T4 into T3, they do exactly the opposite by converting it into reverse T3, which blocks the action of the thyroid hormone.
They correct the alteration in the blood test but actually make their metabolism worse.
They slow it down.
They lose more hair.
They become more miserable.
They retain more liquid.
They get even more tired.
They correct their TSH but feel worse, and end up becoming distracted from finding a real solution to the problem.