The thyroid gland is rarely talked about with bodybuilding, but when it comes to controlling the metabolism, this small butterfly shaped organ located in the base of the neck is super important when considering fat loss.
If your thyroid isn’t functioning, your metabolic rate can be off by over 50%
If it is below: hypothyroidism, Above: hyperthyroidism.
The thyroid essentially regulates how quickly fuels (such as body fats) are used for basic bodily functions and overall health maintenance.
Without getting technical, the thyroid is part of the endocrine system and is the ‘storage unit’ that releases hormones which in turn affect metabolism.
The thyroid gland uses iodine from foods to make these hormones.
Thyroid issues tend to be genetic and affect females more than males.
Studies have shown that problems with the thyroid worsen for smokers.
Further issues with the thyroid can cause goiter, which enlarges the thyroid – most of these issues are not malignant.
However even benign swelling of the thyroid can make breathing and other issues immensely difficult.
T2, clinically known as 3,5-diiodo-L-thyronine, can play a significant role in regulating the thyroid.
It is something to be supplemented carefully, for high doses can elevate the body temperature and cause cardiac hypertrophy.
However most supplements contain small doses and are just one part of other ingredient profiles.
T2 is a supplement, as opposed to T3 (L-triiodothyronine) and T4 (L-thyroxine) which are considered phamaceuticals.
3,5-diiodo-L-thyronine is highly regarded as a metabolism enhancer while it has positive influence on insulin resistance.
Not only that, unlike T3 and T4, T2 can accumulate in the liver which means it’s transportation to critical cells can be beneficial over an extended amount of time.
It’s effect on enhancing the metabolism lead to reduced fat mass thanks to a strong ability to act on a mitochondrial level.
It is not widely available in supplements, but often is found combined with other high quality ingredients.
The highly awarded redcon1 Silencer is one fat burner (non-stim) that Supplement City stocks that contains 3,5-diiodo-L-thyronine.