T3 Cytomel is not a steroid but a synthetic form of a thyroid hormone called T3, or triiodothyronine, which is produced naturally by the body. The synthetic form is known as Liothyronine Sodium. Cytomel or T3 Cytomel is the brand name recognized worlwide. T3 Cytomel is not a drug for weight loss, but a drug that improves metabolism. Another similar man-made hormone is T4, which is less powerful. T3 Cytomel is used to treat such conditions as enlarged thyroid glands as well as thyroid cancer. The FDA approved T3 in 1956 and since then it has been available both as a pharmaceutical product and on the black market. It is mostly sold in oral form.
How is T3 Cytomel used for in bodybuilding?
T3 Cytomel works by making metabolism faster. An increase in metabolism causes a faster conversion of carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Professional athletes use T3 Cytomel previous to competitions pairing it with a low fat diet. T3 Cytomel can also be taken regularly by both men and women to remain hard and lean without harsh dieting, as faster metabolism can destroy the negative effects of fatty food. However, Clenbuterol works in a better way and many experienced bodybuilders stack the two to destroy any amounts of unwanted fat.
T3 Cytomel side effects
T3 Cytomel has side effects associated with regular consumption. Not surprisingly, regular users of T3 Cytomel feel hungry all the time, as the over-heated metabolism destroys calories much faster than the body’s natural function. When the use of T3 Cytomel is discontinued, the thyroid will slow down to a point of not working at all. This is not a permanent effect and lasts only a a few weeks. Other common side effects include headaches, increased sweating, anxiety and difficulty in sleeping. Calories deficit may also cause lethargy and fatigue.
T3 Cytomel cycle for beginners
Fat loss is the main reason for using T3 Cytomel. Cycles usually last 6 to 12 weeks. Beginners start low at 25mcg daily, even though this can be increased to 50mcg to 75mcg daily according to side effects tolerance.
An typical beginner T3 Cytomel would look as this:
Week 1-2 25mcg everyday
Week 3-7 37.5 – 75mcg daily increased by 12.5-25mcg every week
Week 8-10 25mcg everyday
T3 Cytomel cycle for experienced users
A dosage of 50mcg boosts metabolism to a point where some muscle loss will happen. Therefore, experienced bodybuilders stack T3 Cytomel with Testosterone Enanthate and Trenbolone Enanthate, as in the example below.
Week 1-8 T3 Cytomel 75-100mcg everyday
Week 1-12 Testosterone Enanthate 300mg per week
Week 1-12 Trenbolone Enanthate 400mg per week