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What is desiccated thyroid? Is it comprised of T4 only, or a combination of T4 and T3? Is this supplement natural thyroid or synthetic? For those suffering from hypothyroidism, these questions may come up often.

Desiccated, meaning dried and often misspelled as desiccated, is a thyroid hormone found in pigs. This contains four types of thyroid hormones including T4, T3, T2, and T1. In the late 1800s people began to dry and powder it for therapeutic uses. Desiccated thyroid extract is a form of thyroid replacement therapy, used to treat hypothyroidism.

How Desiccated Thyroid helps in Hypothyroidism

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