Cytomel T3 Dosage
The human body naturally endogenously manufactures a T3 dosage of approximately 30mcg per day. Hence, this is why many users who wish to ‘play it safe’ by starting off at a Cytomel dosage of 25mcg per day are actually taking a step backwards in progress rather than moving forwards. T3 doses of 25mcg per day are actually less than is normally manufactured by the human body. This attempt at ‘playing it safe’ by utilizing a very small T3 dosage at the beginning is the result of the fear that has been propagated by individuals among the performance enhancing drug using community that T3 is a very dangerous drug, when in reality it is no more dangerous than most other hormonal drugs, such as anabolic steroids.
What also needs to be addressed in this profile is the concept of a slow titration upwards (a slow ramping upwards) of T3 doses, which has become an extremely popular practice that is for the most part unnecessary. The claims made by individuals among the performance enhancing drug using community concerning the ramping up of the Cytomel dosage is that the thyroid gland is a very sensitive gland that can potentially become permanently shut down if Cytomel doses are raised either too fast, or too high. These claims, once again, are wrong and are not supported by clinical evidence. For over 2 decades, one of the myths that has persisted in regards to T3 has been the myth of permanent thyroid gland damage.
Medical Cytomel T3 Dosage
For the treatment of hypothyroidism, the normal medical Cytomel dosage is that of a starting dose of 25mcg per day. Following this, the patient assesses his or her reactions and tolerance to the drug and adjusts their Cytomel dosage by no more than 25mcg per day. The average maintenance T3 doses lie between 25 – 75mcg per day. Once the patient’s desired optimal dose is achieved, this dose remains steadily administered for the remainder of therapy.
Cytomel T3 Dosage For Fat Loss
Bodybuilders and athletes who wish to use T3 for its weight loss and fat loss effects normally begins with a T3 dosage of 25 – 50mcg per day, and tolerance is assessed. Tolerance relates to the experience of metabolism and fat burning effects, as well as the temperature increase associated with it. Every individual will respond in a different manner and a different intensity to any one given Cytomel dosage, so it must be understood that a T3 dose of 50mcg for one individual might elicit steady fat loss, but that same 50mcg dose might not do very much for another.
Once tolerance is assessed after remaining at a 50mcg dose for a day or two, the individual should then increase their Cytomel dosage by an additional 25mcg every day (or every other day, depending on the individual’s experience) until a peak optimal dose is achieved. The typical peak dose for most male bodybuilders and athletes tends to lie in the range of 75 – 100mcg per day. Some have even ventured as high as 125mcg per day, though this is on the high end and is not normally recommended.
Female Cytomel T3 Dosage
For the most part, the female response to the effects of Cytomel T3 is the exact same as the male response. The only major difference in Cytomel dosage for females is that of the difference in body weight and mass. Females tend to be of a lower total size, weight, and body mass than men and therefore may tend to be more sensitive to a given T3 dosage.
The peak effective dose for most females should be in the range of approximately 50 – 75mcg per day, with 75mcg being at the uppermost high end.
Expectations and Results from Cytomel (T3) Dosage
T3 is a potent stimulator of the body’s metabolism at the cellular level that does not discriminate between the different substrates being utilized for energy (protein, carbohydrates, and fats). Therefore, it is important to understand that the fat loss can sometimes be dramatic, and if T3 is utilized without anabolic steroids beyond a certain dose (approximately more than 50mcg of T3), muscle loss can occur. The greater the T3 dosage, the greater and quicker the muscle loss can occur.
It is also important for the reader to know and understand that excessive doses of anabolic steroids are absolutely unnecessary for the preservation of muscle during T3 use. A total weekly anabolic steroid use of 300 – 500mg per week (any anabolic steroid) should be more than sufficient for the preservation of muscle and the retention of nitrogen during the use of higher T3 doses. Stronger anabolic steroids such as Trenbolone or Winstrol will stave off muscle loss from T3 at only 200mg per week. The use of excessive anabolic steroid doses merely for the purpose of muscle preservation during T3 use is completely unnecessary.