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"He [my doctor] also said that Armour is not as good as the artificial [brand name censored] since there is not a uniform amount of hormone in each pill, since all animals are different.

He said that endocrinologists like the artificial thyroid better since it is uniform between companies etc."

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How many times have you had someone say that to you?? 

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That just makes me chuckle.. 'not all animals have the same amount of hormone'.. duh.. now, please.. explain to me what this has to do with anything? Do they think that one gland is taken and processed all by its little lonesome and those pills are put in one bottle and this process continues for a couple of hundred bottles, with no two being the same???

Geez... 

No.. they do them by the hundreds.. the desiccated powder is put in 55 gallon drums... mixed and mixed and mixed and made to be uniform... once its proportion of hormones is determined through testing they are able to determine how much of the powder is added to the fillers to make the right distribution of hormone.. then its made into pills.. that's why each different dose of natural thyroid is a different size... 

When they make the synthetic they add a bit of this and a bit of that and a bit of something else into the processor, each ingredient with a different expiration date, each from a different source.. the machine does its thing to make the synthetic hormone through some chemical catalyst... then the sodium molecule is added to try to hold the synthetic hormone molecule together so that it doesn't fall apart into its inert parts... they then test the end result for potency and based on that add the die color that is closest and make the tablets... all of the same size.. you have to know the color codes to know the dose.

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Countless Recalls on Synthetic T4 thyroid hormone replacements

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A SINGLE recall on Armour, the natural thyroid hormone replacement

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Armour... In use for over 100 years... and only ONE recall. Voluntarily.. cuz during a routine check of potency in storage there was a batch that was found to be sub-potent AFTER its expiration date. 

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I'm sorry.. but I just don't see it...

A personal view of all of this, by Topper

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I think I have a better understanding of the chemistry involved than some of the docs do ... 

One is, across the board, proven to be unreliable, but continues to be pushed cuz it has the greatest profit margin for all those involved in its sales.. it doesn't matter that it is a PROVEN inferior product.

Could you imagine if condoms had that track record?

Or fire extinguishers?

Or, for heaven's sake a garden hose.... 

None of those companies would even be in business!!!!!

While the other has been in use for generations, over a hundred years, with proven consistency, quality and reliability.... and it WORKS!

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Utilizing the 'mud slinging' style
for their Marketing Plan

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Here we see a marketing format in which the only thing that they think of to say is put down all other forms of hormone replacement by proclaiming them unreliable and inferior.. and they can fund this marketing plan because this proven unreliable and inferior product is such a cash-cow for them....

ThyroGeek   aka   Topper (Linda)
January, 2008

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