Research Shows The Importance of T3 Thyroid Hormone to Cortisol Production

Here is another new piece of research that provides more scientific support for what I have been saying for many years.

T3 is critical to the way that the the pituitary gland functions.

Without adequate T3, the pituitary is susceptible to dysfunction, and the anterior pituitary hormones may be affected. These hormones include adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) that drives both cortisol and Dhea production in the adrenal glands. 
This is another piece of data that supports the protocol I developed in the Recovering with T3 book, i.e. CT3M:

“Disruption of the Pituitary Circadian Clock Induced by Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: Consequences on Daily Pituitary Hormone Expression Profiles.”
Bargi-Souza P, Peliciari-Garcia RA, Nunes MT.
Thyroid. 2019 Apr;29(4):502-512.
doi: 10.1089/thy.2018.0578. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

I wrote more about the T3 and pituitary connection in The CT3M Handbook.

Best wishes,


Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson is a British author and thyroid patient advocate. The focus of his books and work is on helping patients recover from hypothyroidism. Paul has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on thyroid and adrenal dysfunction and their treatment. His three books cover all of this.

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