This is a new piece of research. One of the researchers is a previous president of the American Thyroid Association. So, this paper ought to be taken on board by sceptical doctors and endocrinologists.
The research study compares T4, with T4/T3 and NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid extract, also referred to as DTE) treatments.
It definitely concludes that some patients do need T3 in their treatment in order to feel well and recover from hypothyroidism. This is a clear result! We need more of these types of research papers, as we know this already!
This result and this conclusion may help some readers in their discussions with their doctors and endocrinologists to get on better thyroid treatment.
If only researchers would actually sit down with those people that need a lot of T3 in order to feel well that might really open their eyes to the reality of the situation. I did suggest myself as a candidate for study many years ago to an eminent endocrinologist but I had no reply.
I still hope for more open-minded thyroid treatment within my lifetime. In the meantime, my books are a great resource that any reader can use – they are the real deal! The books are practical and will give you the tools you need in order to find your own way back to good health.
Here are the details on the paper:
“Comparative Effectiveness of Levothyroxine, Desiccated Thyroid Extract, and Levothyroxine+Liothyronine in Hypothyroidism”
Mohamed K M Shakir, Daniel I Brooks, Elizabeth A McAninch, Tatiana L Fonseca, Vinh Q Mai, Antonio C Bianco, Thanh D Hoang
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, dgab478,
Published: 29 June 2021
Here is the link to the paper: