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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 the problem is, reverse T3 has the opposite effects.

That’s WHY this inactive form of T3 has a powerful influence on slowing metabolism.

What Does It Mean When Reverse T3 Is Elevated?

So you may be wondering what’s the deal with reverse T3 and WHY is an excess such a problem?

The best way to explain this is by looking at what happens when the thyroid hormones are in balance.

When things are going well the body converts thyroxine (T4) to both T3, and reverse T3.

It’s perfectly normal for the body to produce both T4 and T3 as this is an ongoing process that helps maintain an ideal ratio of T3 and reverse T3.

So you see, 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. Under normal circumstances when this 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.

The three most popular posts are listed here below. I think these posts could really help YOU.

Let’s take a look…

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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