Navigating Thyroid Hormone Replacement Solutions

Aging can create a variety of changes in the body, and the thyroid is one of the areas that sometimes require additional support. When it comes to thyroid hormone replacement, the right combination of products is an essential element in achieving optimal results. But how do you choose without causing further harm? This article looks at the various thyroid hormone replacement products and provides information to help you make an educated decision.

Understanding Thyroid Hormone Replacement Options

At its simplest, healthy production of hormones depends on having the right balance of the two hormones T3 and T4. An understanding of the options for hormone replacement is essential for finding a well-balanced solution that works for you.

Synthetic T3 With Synthetic T4

In many cases, the combination of synthetic T3 with synthetic T4 can be suitable for achieving optimal results. However, it is necessary to get the correct dosage— even smaller doses of T3 (like 5 mcg) prescribed by many doctors may not be enough. It is important to ensure that both the FT3 and FT4 levels are assessed, and the best way to do this is through retesting after a few weeks. It is also useful to find out what kind of T3 dosages have been successful for others by asking in health groups.


Armour remains the only naturally-derived product which is proving successful for some people. It should be noted that others have reported difficulty when using Armour, and adding a small dose of T3 may be necessary to achieve optimal results. Prices of Armour have been increasing in some areas.

Natural Thyroid Supplements

NutriMeds, Thyrogold, Thyrovanz, and other over-the-counter natural thyroid supports, can be useful, but need to be taken with care. In some cases, even these supplement alternatives do not work correctly, requiring additional T3 supplements.

Tru Thyroid (UK)

Tru Thyroid is a new Thai version of NDT, which appears to be a potential option for many. It should be noted that Thyroid-S, Thiroyd, and T-man are not currently being made. Currently, feedback on Tru Thyroid is limited.


T3-only is another viable option, but it will require multiple daily doses of the hormone— attempting to space them out every three to four hours to maintain a consistent level throughout the day. For some, a small dose of T3 at night can also be beneficial.

Compounded Thyroid Solutions

Compounding pharmacies can provide a blend of porcine powder. However, care should be taken to make sure it is coming from reliable sources, with reports that PCCA-sourced porcine powder has caused problems similar to that of pharmaceutical-made NDT.

Finding the Right Balance

Thyroid hormone replacement can be a difficult challenge. It is important to understand the various options available and do your research to create a balance of products that work for you and keep you healthy. Keeping track of feedback from other users is a great way to ensure your choice will be effective.