Cytomel (Liothyronine Sodium) is a thyroid hormone. It is used for medical purposes for controlling thyroid insufficiency, obesity, metabolic disturbances, and fatigue. Bodybuilders use this drug if they want to burn excess fat. It is most commonly used during the precompetitive stage.
This is not an anabolic steroid. Liothyronine Sodium is often used in bodybuilding to stimulate metabolism and burn fat. If it comes to burning subcutaneous fat in athletes, then Cytomel is one of the most potent and fast-acting drugs. Liothyronine is chemically equivalent to the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine. This substance helps stimulate the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, but also accelerate the lipolytic process. It affects the metabolism and improves the normal functioning of all organs. Liothyronine slows down the formation of fat and strengthens bones and teeth. Thus, Cytomel is a potent agent for the cutting phase. When used before competitions or championships, this drug helps achieve a sharp and significant decrease in body fat.
As practice shows, the majority of bodybuilders (both men and women) take Cytomel for months or even years to improve muscle mass and burn more calories.
Cytomel has the following effects:
The drug may decrease the need for rest and sleep;
Cytomel improves the body’s physical abilities;
The drug speeds up the body’s metabolism;
Cytomel helps burn fat and reduces appetite,
It stimulates the central nervous system.
Many bodybuilders (including women) use Cytomel as an important fat-burning agent, because it significantly speeds up metabolism and lowers obesity rates.
Cytomel is quite often used with Clenbuterol. Such combinations bring better results than without Cytomel. In any case, you must be careful when using this drug. Cytomel side effects include cardiovascular disorders, agitation, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, headaches, and mental disorders.
If we talk about the dosage, it goes to show you should be very careful, because Liothyronine is a very potent hormone. While taking Cytomel, it is important to increase the doses gradually. Patients should not take more than 25 mcg during the first day, and more than 100 mcg in the following days.
How should I take Cytomel?
Before you start taking Cytomel, you should take into account the fact that the dosage of the drug is set individually. Therefore, it is necessary to consult a specialist. Otherwise, there is a high risk of side effects such as sudden weight loss.
Since Liothyronine Sodium is a hormone, it is necessary to strictly follow the dosage regimen in order to avoid disturbances of the thyroid gland. It is also important to start slowly and stop the therapy gradually. Just at the beginning of therapy, professionals recommend taking no more than 25 mcg per day and gradually increase the dosage by 25 mcg every 4 days. It is necessary to divide the daily dose into 3 equal parts (take in the morning, afternoon and evening).
Do not exceed the dosage of 100 mcg or do not use the drug for more than one and a half months. Long-term therapy can lead to hypothyroidism. Too high daily dose in athletes may result in side effects such as heart palpitations, pain in the chest, hand tremor, migraine headaches, excessive sweating, nausea, diarrhea, and even mental disorders. You should gradually reduce the daily dose of the drug in case if you notice at least one of the above symptoms.
The following dosages are recommended for the cutting phase:
Start with a dose of 50 mcg per day (preferably in the morning);
Increase the dose to 150-300 mcg per day in 3 doses;
The dosage is reduced in case of severe side effects;
The course lasts from 1 to 2 months;
Do not stop the therapy abruptly.
Combination with other drugs
Cytomel is often combined with Clenbuterol, which is essential for the cutting phase. Combination of Cytomel and Testosterone Propionate (50 mcg daily of Cytomel and 250-350 mcg per week of Testosterone Propionate) will help avoid loss of muscle mass. If you want to get rid of body fat without loss of muscle mass, then choose the ideal combination of four drugs: Cytomel, Testosterone Propionate, Oxandrolone and Clenbuterol.
Cytomel for Women
Cytomel is especially popular in female athletes. Many women suffer from decreased metabolism. Therefore, it is difficult for female athletes to achieve the levels necessary for competitions. Horrible restriction in diet, calorie count – all this can be avoided by taking Cytomel. Although women are more susceptible to a variety of side effects, the drug is well tolerated at a dose of 50 mcg per day. Reasonable amount of drug is less harmful to health than your low-fat diet.
As for the dosage, it is very important to start with low dosages, which can be increased within several days slowly and gradually. It should be noted that Cytomel should not be taken for more than 6 weeks followed by a two-month break (to avoid hypothyroidism).
If you are going to take Cytomel, you should first consult a doctor and find out whether you don’t have hyperthyroidism. Possible side effects (especially at the beginning of treatment) are associated with hyperthyroidism (palpitations, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, asthma, excessive sweating, diarrhea, weight loss, mental disorders, discomfort in the center of the chest, and others. These phenomena are often eliminated by reducing the daily dose.
And yet, women should be extremely careful when taking Cytomel. Those who take Cytomel for a few weeks may lose muscle mass.
Positive effects of Cytomel
Cytomel will help burn fat more efficiently. Therefore, it is highly popular among professional athletes trying to lose weight during intense workouts. It is used by both men and women.
Positive effects of Cytomel:
Effect of marked weight loss;
Increase in number of muscle fibers;
Excellent for therapy and rehabilitation (after hard workouts).
Side effects of Cytomel
Everyone should know that hormonal drugs should be taken after consulting a doctor. Failure to comply with these instructions could result in thyroid gland malfunction, weakness, anxiety, tremor, sweating, etc.
In general, Cytomel is a very powerful hormone, which helps speed up the metabolism without following a low calorie diet. A significant anabolic effect is possible in combination with steroids. Bodybuilders note that the drug provides rapid physical recovery, which is extremely important when preparing for a competition.