Cytomel - a medicinal product used to treat thyroid diseases. In sports practice, the use of Cytomel is resorted to to activate metabolism and effective burning of adipose tissue.
Medical definition of the active substancePreparation Cytomel instruction defines as a thyroid hormone of synthetic origin. The drug covers the deficiency of its own hormones, increases the oxygen demand of body tissues, accelerates metabolism.
Cytomel affects the plastic metabolism - in small doses causes an increase in the volume of muscle tissue, in large - the breakdown of fat.
Cytomel. Characteristics of the active substance
The main active component of the drug Cytomel is synthetic thyroid hormone lyotironine. The action of this substance is aimed at:
- increased oxygen uptake by tissues;
- stimulation and differentiation of tissues;
- acceleration of metabolism of basic nutrients - proteins, fats, carbohydrates;
- suppression of thyroid hormone production (THP).
The active substance after intake quickly enters the bloodstream and forms a strong bond with proteins. The maximum concentration of lyothyronine in plasma (95%) is observed 4 hours after intake.
The drug is metabolized in the liver and is excreted through the intestines with faeces. Half-eating time is 24-48 hours.
For medicinal purposes, Cytomel is prescribed for thyroid diseases:
- primary and secondary hypothyroidism;
- pathologies of the pituitary gland, provoking hypothyroidism;
- hypothyroid obesity;
- endemic and sporadic goiter;
- in the program of suppressive therapy for thyroid cancer;
- in order to diagnose hypothyroidism.
The drug is used for short course therapy. People taking indirect anticoagulants, as well as oral medications to reduce blood glucose in parallel with Cytomel, need to monitor clotting time and glucose levels.
Cytomel's use in sports
Knowing that the drug speeds up the metabolism, bobbilders use Cytomel for weight loss. In the forefront of intensive training and preparation for competitions for athletes comes the ability of the drug to break down fats. This allows you to achieve a good form of sportsmanship in a high-calorie diet.
Athletes who take Cytomel give feedback as a drug that, in low doses, combined with steroids, gives very rapid muscle mass gain. Taking Cytomel in high doses of short courses allows you to "dry" your muscles very quickly and show excellent results in competitions.
The preparation based on lyothyronine is especially popular among women athletes. For physiological reasons, their metabolic processes are often slowed down, so it is very difficult to achieve perfect fitness forms. Taking Cytomel allows you to give up exhausting diets and counting of each calorie in order to successfully perform at competitions.
Not everyone can take the medicine based on lyotiroxin or Cytomel fat burner. Among the conditions in which the drug is contraindicated, hypersensitivity to the components in the composition, as well as:
- thyrotoxicosis (untreated);
- coronary heart disease;
- insufficient adrenal function;
- physical fatigue;
- therapy of thyroid hyperfunction during pregnancy.
Extremely carefully, under the strict control of an endocrinologist should take Cytomel in case of heart rhythm disorders, heart failure, diabetes mellitus.
According to the reviews, Cytomel can be tolerated well, but with the exact observance of the recommended dosage and intake scheme. Side effects occur against the background of individual intolerance to the active substance and additional components of the drug. Unwanted reactions may occur:
- increased irritability and nervousness;
- increased sweating;
- arrhythmia attacks;
- failure of the menstrual cycle, sudden bleeding;
- increased gassing, drilling, cutting in the intestine.
Sporadic excess of the recommended dose of Cytomel causes shock and exacerbates or provokes angina, heart failure.