The Best Thyroid Medication for Weight Loss is...

The Best Thyroid Medication for Weight Loss is...

Want to know which thyroid medication is best for weight loss? The short answer is pretty much anything that contains T3 thyroid hormone but some of my favorites include cytomel and liothyronine. Other thyroid medications that contain T4 thyroid hormone can be used but they rarely ever help with weight loss. Here's why:

Thyroid patients struggle with losing weight, there's no disputing this. If you are listening to this right now let me know if weight is one of your primary issues.

The question is: how can thyroid patients lose weight? One answer is through their medication.

Some thyroid medications are just flat out better than others at helping with weight loss and you want to make sure you are using the RIGHT one if that is important for you.

Any thyroid medication that contains T3 thyroid hormone is typically going to be better at helping with weight loss and we have studies that prove it.

Some of my favorite T3 medications include: Cytomel, liothyronine, and SR T3.

Other medications contain T3, such as NDT, but also contain T4 so they aren't necessarily as powerful but many patients report weight loss while using them as well.

Can you lose weight while taking levothyroxine? Yes, but it doesn't work well for MOST people.

How long will it take you to see weight loss results while taking thyroid medication? You should see some results within around 6 weeks of starting your medication.

How much weight will you lose? Probably not more than 5-10 pounds and the video explains why.

Let me know if weight loss is something you are struggling with!

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