Average Dose: 25-100 mcg/day
Tiromel is a thyroid hormone. As a substance it contains synthetically manufactured liothyronine sodium which resembles the natural thyroid hormone tricodide-thyronine. The thyroid of a healthy person usually produces two hormones, the better known L-thyroxine and the aforementioned L-triiodine-thyronine. Since Tiromel is the synthetic equivalent of the latter hormone, it causes the same processes in the body as if the thyroid were to produce more of the hormone. It is interesting to note that L-Tiromel is clearly the stronger and more effective of these two hormones. This makes Tiromel more effective than the commercially available L-T4 compounds such as L-thyroxine or T4.
Bodybuilders take advantage of these characteristics and stimulate their metabolism by taking Tiromel, which causes a faster conversion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Bodybuilders, of course, are especially interested in an increased lipolysis, which means increased fat burning. Competing bodybuilders, in particular, use Tiromel during the weeks before a championship since it helps to maintain an extremely low fat content, without necessitating a hunger diet. Athletes who use low dosages of Tiromel report that by the simultaneous intake of steroids, the steroids become more effective, most likely as the result of the faster conversion of protein.
Replacement therapy in hypothyroidism, Severe and chronic hypothyroidism, TSH suppression, Myxoedema coma
Untreated hyperthyroidism; uncorrected adrenal failure; recent MI.