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Reverse T3 Is a Key Trigger for Suboptimal Thyroid Function

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reverse T3 is a key trigger for suboptimal thyroid functionWhen out of balance reverse T3 is a key trigger for suboptimal thyroid function.

WHY is that?

‘Reverse triiodothyronine (RT3)’, or reverse T3 as it’s termed, has a similar structure to triiodothyronine (T3) your most active thyroid hormone. But reverse T3 has the opposite effects, and this is why this inactive form of T3 slows metabolism.

What Does It Mean When Reverse T3 Is Elevated?

Under normal circumstances your body converts thyroxine (T4) to both T3 and reverse T3. This is an ongoing process as the body strives to maintain an ideal ratio of T3 and reverse T3.

When balanced, these two hormones helps regulate the metabolic rate. Not too fast, and not too slow is the goal. This is due to the fact that body processes work best at a moderate pace.

When the body wants to fire up energy metabolism it naturally produces more T3. On the flip side, if the body wants to conserve fuel, or slow metabolism it creates more reverse T3.

Normally, when reverse T3 is not required it’s quickly eliminated. However, problems arise when excess reverse T3 is produced and pools in the blood. Elevated reverse T3 triggers many of the symptoms normally associated with hypothyroidism.

Like to learn more?

Due to my personal interest in excess reverse T3 I have written a range of blog posts on this important topic. I list the three most popular posts on The Natural Thyroid Diet blog here…

Top 3 Blog Posts: Reverse T3 Is a Key Trigger for Suboptimal Thyroid Function

# Do You Suspect You Suffer High Reverse T3 Symptoms?

Excess reverse T3 may not be widely understood by mainstream medicine but it has an enormous impact on thyroid health. This article discusses the symptoms associated with excess reverse T3.

> > Click here to read this popular reverse T3 blog post.

# What Causes High Reverse T3 (RT3)? {There Are 5 Key Reasons}

Have you been told you have high reverse T3? Once you have this diagnosis the next question is WHY. I discuss the main reasons why the body produces an oversupply of reverse T3 here.

> >  Click here to read this popular reverse T3 blog post.

# Learn How to Calculate Your Reverse T3 Ratio

If you are experiencing hypothyroid symptoms, have a chronic illness, or have been under enormous stress you may want to learn more about reverse T3. This article also explains how to calculate your reverse T3 ratio.

> > Click here to read this popular reverse T3 blog post.


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