What is Cytomel?
We have discussed various times the effects of over the counter drugs as a substitute for it’s off the chart purposes. Various drugs have side benefits that are utilized by healthy(er?) men and women. Today we are going to be looking at another such drug that is usually prescribed for hypothyroidism but has various other uses that are regularly explored by people. Hypothyroidism is a disorder that changes lifestyles and creates trivial issues in people’s daily lives. It can lead up to various other disorders and can severely affect one’s life quality. Therefore it is necessary that it be treated. There are various drugs on the market that treat hypothyroidism in various manners. One such drum is Cytomel.
Cytomel is the brand name of the hormone Liothyronine. When we say hormone, Liothyronine is not a natural hormone but a synthetic hormone that is used to replace the deficiency of the natural hormone triiodothyronine. Cytomel works by replacing the function of the original hormone and regulating the body’s metabolism as well as energy consumption. In order to understand the working of this hormone, let us understand what Hypothyroidism is. Hypothyroidism is a disorder in which the body does not create enough thyroid hormone such as triiodothyronine. The deficiency of which causes the body to create all sorts of functional issues. Cytomel steps in as a replacement for the hormone and undertakes its functions.
Functions and Alternative Uses
Hypothyroidism affects the body’s metabolism primarily as the thyroid hormones are no longer functional. Therefore, Cytomel’s job is to stimulate the body’s metabolism and ensure it is regulated enough to work functionally. Due to its metabolic stimulation properties, various athletes and professional bodybuilders have repeatedly been attracted to the usage of the product for fat loss. Cytomel results in metabolic stimulation, which naturally results in a stimulated appetite. Alongside a calories specific diet, it has shown fat loss results in various users. Although experts have repeatedly urged users to not use it for alternative uses apart from Hypothyroidism treatment, Cytomel is used regularly alongside steroids to control the fat levels in their bodies. If taken alongside an anabolic steroid, it can prove to be very effective in fat reduction and achieving a leaner body.
Effects of Cytomel
Cytomel, whether used to treat Hypothyroidism or used to improve performance, should work exactly the same. In case of the Hypothyroidism patient, Cytomel will regulate the metabolic function and hence the patients will start losing some weight which they must have gained as an effect of Hypothyroidism. It will not overly accelerate weight loss, but merely regulate the metabolic function to its normal condition. In the case of the performance improvement user, Cytomel will accelerate the process of weight loss by aiding whatever weight loss procedure is being used by the user already. It means that metabolic stimulating can’t result in weight loss by itself, however, if the user ensures that they are consuming lower dosages of calories than they are burning, they will naturally start losing weight at a fast pace. This is the reason why various athletes and bodybuilders use Cytomel in addition to certain steroids and drugs.
It is speculated that the product works very well when taken with HGH drugs. It may be due to the fact that HGH lowers the production of thyroid hormone in the body but the combination of the two drugs does seem to have worked for various users.
Like any other drug, Cytomel too has various side effects. However, the substance is usually well tolerated among healthy adults. Therefore, the occurrence of side effects is not very common. In a few cases users have reported the following side effects due to the usage:
- A headache
- Menstrual irregularities
- Bowel movement issues
- Irregular Heartbeat etc
In rare cases overdose patients can have the following side effects:
- Heart failure
Due to its properties, it is quite widely used and yet the number of reported side effects is comparatively low. The extreme cases, however, make us do a double take when considering the usage of the product as a weight loss drug.
When it comes to Hypothyroidism, it is one of the assured ways to treat the disorder. However, in cases where cytomel is being used as a weight loss supplement, the reviews are a little mixed up. Regular usage of it can lead to induced hypothyroidism but if it is used in appropriate dosages, it is not very likely. On the other hand, due to its probable side effects, a lot of users are afraid of using the drug for weight loss purposes. Studies have proven Cytomel to be one of the safest drugs to be used. However, the studies were conducted on Hypothyroidism patients. Again, when it comes to reviews, they are pretty mixed up. There are no proven studies but due to the way Cytomel functions, it has provided results to its users in form of weight loss.
Cytomel is a safe drug even if it is used for the long term. However, the primary usage of Cytomel is to treat hypothyroidism and its side benefits are not to be explored without proper scrutiny. This product is one of the easiest available drugs on the market. You can order the product online as well. And for its availability, it has definitely earned a few brownie points. Even if we consider its probable extreme side effects, the reports of side effects are very few and in terms of ratios, Cytomel does seem to be a safe option.
The usage of Cytomel is, however, an issue that still bothers us due to its prescription reasons. Cytomel is not meant to be an obesity treatment. The product does not cut fat but creates a thyroid hormone, which can lead to all sorts of issues to bodily functions. Therefore, our verdict is that if you are absolutely sure about the usage of, there is not much harm in trying. However, if you can, you should absolutely avoid Cytomel for the reason that it is a treatment for the patients with Hypothyroidism and not for weight loss.