I just stumbled across this in the link, while googling NP thyroid.
Summary-This just works better than other thyroid meds for some people and they need it to function properly. It might possibly go away or be so expensive they can’t afford it. This is what the FDA wants.
Natural desiccated thyroid medicine goes back further than 100 years ago in the USA. That was before the FDA was overlooking prescript
NDT was grandfathered in (so everyone thought) for years until the FDA started testing it in 2008. Which resulted in four other brands in the USA dropping the product.
Two manufacturers remained after that, one of which made two similar but different offerings. Their brands being dropped made the two remaining products very hard to get. So many people purchased Erfa thyroid from Canada during this time.
eight years ago NP thyroid made by a Acella came into the market.
For those who don’t know- the most popular name Armour Thyroid is from armour meat Company.
The FDA wants to classify the main ingredients as some type of a “ biologic “ med which apparently makes drugs that fall into that classification extremely expensive.
This main ingredient is also what’s used in compounded natural thyroid medicine. There are still a few compounding pharmacies in many medium size cities.
As far as compounding anything goes, the FDA wants to slowly illegalize that as well, or pressure individual states to do this.
This is pure insanity. And from googling I see it’s not very well-known yet.
Some people need this type of thyroid medicine to be optimal in their thyroid treatment. We need to be optimal to function in our daily personal lives and in society.
It’s not always our first choice to take this, we take this because this is what works best for us. I have taken the synthetic combination of T4 and T3, some do well on this, some do not.
Unfortunately there is not an awesome thyroid forum on the Internet anymore. The two leading advocates are Mary Shamon, who is interviewed in the link above, and then the angry lady-from stop the thyroid madness website. The STTM website itself is kind of a mess to maneuver I tried looking at it on my phone and did not see any of this information there yet, I was surprised. Maybe there are some thyroid Facebook groups exchanging this information I don’t know I haven’t looked there yet.
Post Edited (astroman) : 3/18/2023 7:13:54 AM (GMT-8)