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How to take t3 for weight loss, and everything else you need to know about Cytomel (T3).

Apart from anabolic steroids and selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), bodybuilders and other athletes also use a compound known as ”Cytomel” to enhance their bodies.

Unlike anabolic steroids and SARMs, which synthetically increase the levels of testosterone in the body, Cytomel has the effect of increasing your thyroid hormones.

The rest of this article provides an overview of Cytomel, also known as T3.

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What is T3 (Cytomel)?

Cytomel is the brand name of a prescription medication used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism) in the body. Cytomel has the effect of increasing the synthetic form of triiodothyronine (T3) hormone in the body.

This synthetic form also goes by the name ”Liothyronine Sodium”.

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T3 Benefits (Cytomel Effects)

The deficiency of thyroid hormones in the body results in slow metabolism, which then in turn causes weight gains and fatigue.

Fat Loss

Using Cytomel increases the synthetic thyroid hormones in the body, and subsequently: increases the rate of metabolism.

Ultimately, T3 has the main effect of improving the body’s ability to burn and lose fat.

Cytomel (T3) Dosage

When using Cytomel medically, the standard accepted daily dosage is 25mcg. For lifters, this dosage is enough to enhance energy levels and ultimately: your performance.


Outside of treating hypothyroidism, people also use Cytomel specifically for the purpose of accelerating fat loss. While its a good idea to start your standard dosage out at 25mcg., more advanced weightlifters may up the dosage to between 50mcg and 75mcg per day.

The most advanced muscle-builders can even increase the dosage to 100mcg, albeit with more risks.

Female Cytomel (T3) Dosage

For female athletes, a dosage of 25mcg to 75mcg per day is enough to experience visible benefits. However, it is not advisable for female bodybuilders to surpass a dosage of 75mcg per day.

Proper Cytomel (T3) Timing & Administration

Generally, it is advisable not to use T3 for more than 10 consecutive weeks. In fact, a cycle of between 6 and 8 weeks is enough to produce good outcomes.

Although some lifters use the medication for up to 12 weeks, it puts the body at risk of being dependent on the medication for thyroid hormone production.

Some also recommend reducing the dosage of T3 to 25mcg in the last week of the cycle.

Typical T3 Cycles

Typically athletes using T3 should start with a low dosage, then a relatively high dosage, and end with a low dosage. However, ending with low dosages is not mandatory.

However, in the first cycle, the pyramid strategy of using Liothyronine is advisable. An example of daily dosages in the first cycle is:

  • 25 mcg. (Week’s 1-2)
  • 37.5 to 75 mcg. (Week’s 3-7)
  • 25 mcg. (Week 8-10)

It is okay to take daily dosages in a single administration.

Since dosages above 50mcg. per day increase the risk of muscle loss, including other anabolic steroids in the Cytomel cycle reduces this risk. An example of a cycle combining T3 with an anabolic steroid is:

  • 75mcg. of Cytomel (Week’s 1-8).

Cytomel Results, What Should I Expect?

Using high doses of Cytomel with anabolic steroids will increase metabolism and fat loss, while at the same time eliminating the risk of losing muscle mass.

Nonetheless, the outcome of using T3 depends on the two contextual factors of diet and workout regime. Remember, Cytomel only makes it easier for your body to burn fat. It assists you with it (like all other compounds), it doesn’t just do all the work for you.

It is important to work out and reduce calories in your diet to maximize its effectiveness.

Cytomel Side Effects:

The risk of experiencing reactions to Cytomel increases with the dosage.

Some reported negative side effects of using T3 can sometimes include:

  • Headaches
  • Reduced tolerance to heat
  • Increased sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Bowel movement changes
  • Sleeping problems
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Higher body temperatures
  • Higher doses of Cytomel may lead to more serious complexities including:
  • Chest pains
  • Heart failure
  • Hyperthyroidism (excessive levels of thyroid hormones)

To avoid such unpleasantries, the daily dosage of T3 should NEVER go over 125mcg.


One of the primary concerns on taking T3, is whether or not it can cause the body to over-rely on externally sourced thyroid hormones.

While there is a shortage of scientific studies investigating this issue, the existing evidence suggests this is only an issue for people with pre-existing thyroid deficiency problems. People taking it should never stop taking Cytomel abruptly. Rather, they should reduce the dose slowly and gradually.

Even then…there is no evidence to suggest that using Cytomel can cause hypothyroidism in users who do not have pre-existing thyroid deficiency problems.

Common FAQ Related to Cytomel (T3)

What is Cytomel T3 used for?

Medically, Cytomel treats the deficiency of natural thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) in the body. Among weightlifters and other athletes, Cytomel is used to increase metabolism rates and boost fat loss.

How long does it take for t3 to work?

It varies from one person to another. People with hypothyroidism will usually see outcomes after about 6 weeks.

Athletes using T3 to enhance their performance can reduce the time it takes to see results by working out and controlling their caloric intake.

What are the side effects of taking cytomel?

Side effects of T3 vary based on dosage, cycle length and individual characteristics. Higher doses and long cycles come with an increased risk of serious complexities like heart failure and overdependence on synthetic T3.

Less severe side effects of using T3 include: headaches, sleeping problems, anxiety, and sweating among others.

Does T3 help me lose weight?

T3 has the effect of increasing the body’s metabolism rate which in turn boosts the body’s ability to burn fat. When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercises, T3 will vastly increase the likelihood of successfully shredding weight.

will Cytomel give me more energy?

Scientific evidence suggests that Cytomel can increase the energy levels of people suffering from natural thyroid hormone deficiency.

However, there is no evidence suggesting that T3 can increase the energy levels of people with healthy natural thyroid production.

Can t3 be taken at night?

Medically, it is advisable to take Cytomel in the morning, and around the same time every day. Nonetheless, timing is not very critical when taking Cytomel so it is possible to take it at night.

Why do bodybuilders use t3?

They use Cytomel to boost their metabolism rates and subsequently, burn body fat more effectively.


Cytomel does not directly lead to weight loss. Instead, using Cytomel boosts the body’s metabolism rate which in turn improves the body’s ability to burn fat. T3 is most effective when combined with a healthy diet and regular workouts. Remember, Cytomel cycles should not exceed 10 weeks.

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