A 47-year-old male asked:
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is a natural hormone like "armour" better to use than sythetics like levoxyl (thyroxine) or synthroid?

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Dr. Lori Poling
16 years experience Pharmacology
Thyroid: It depends on the individual. Armour thyroid is different from the other two because it has T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in a 1:4 ratio. The other 2 only have t4. Your prescriber will look at your blood test and determine which medicine based on your levels are a best fit.
Answered on Aug 29, 2015
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Dr. Mary Arden-Cordone
32 years experience Endocrinology
Although the ratio of T3/T4in Armour is not what normal human physiology requires, many patients feel better on this preparation in terms of mood and concentration. It's not always about the numbers on the lab tests
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