Natural Thyroid Drug Update from RLC ...

Natural Thyroid Drug Update from RLC Labs -- Maker of Nature-Throid and Westhroid

There are 6 comments on the About.com story from Jul 9, 2009, titled Natural Thyroid Drug Update from RLC Labs -- Maker of Nature-Throid and Westhroid. In it, About.com reports that:

I had an opportunity talk at length this week with both Rick Cox, the CEO of RLC Labs -- the company that makes natural desiccated thyroid drugs Nature-Throid and Westhroid -- and RLC's Chief Science Officer, Dai Jinn.

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shauna

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#1 Jul 17, 2009
can i get this with out prescription and pay for it my self

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#2 Jul 19, 2009
shauna wrote:
can i get this with out prescription and pay for it my self
No - these are available by prescription only.
Erica

Fall River, MA

#3 Dec 23, 2010
Since this is from 2009, are these thyroid pills still on the market? Was going to ask my doctor next week about natural thyroid supplements.
Have tried Synthyroid and Levothyroxine, but my hair loss has gotten even more unbelievably worse on both of these pills.
Sharon

Waterford, Ireland

#4 Dec 24, 2010
Naturethroid and westhroid are the same thing by the same manufacturer sold under 2 names. They are not "supplements" - they are "desiccated thyroid", a natural alternative to synthetic thyroid meds. They were around before synthroid/levothyroxine for years and were what was used to treat hypothyroidism before the introduction of levothyroxine/synthroid (which by the way are the basically the same thing... levothyroxine is the generic and synthroid is the brand name).

Desiccated thyroid is made from pigs thyroid glands and contains t3 and t4. Levothyroxine is synthetic t4. For whatever reason, many people do better after switching to natutal thyroid. It is not to be confused with scam products thyroid support vitamins etc

Naturethroid and westhroid are still available. Armour thyroid is the most well known brand name of desiccated thyroid so if you want to research it you'll find more info using that name. However, a year or 2 ago all 3 meds above were reformulated (fillers) and many people started feeling unwell again. Many switched to the canadian desiccated thyroid called "erfa thyroid" and found it was like the old armour.

Research these meds.. some drs clain they're old fashioned (which is unfounded) and don't like to prescribe them so you may or may not have a battle on your hands to get them. Read up lots!
Erica

Fall River, MA

#5 Dec 24, 2010
How is someone on US soil able to get a prescription, and get it filled, for a product in Canada?:/
Sharon

Waterford, Ireland

#6 Dec 24, 2010
I am not from the US so I don't know the exact system there but people do it all the time. I'm in Europe and do it without a problem. Your doctor writes you a prescription.. you place the order with Erfa/online canadian pharmacies through the website or by phone and fax/scan/post through your prescription, pay by credit card etc...

This is erfas own website where you can order http://www.pharmasourcing.com/

It tends to be cheaper to buy it through other online pharmacies but the first order I made was through them I guess for peace of mind and so it would look better to my dr when asking for a prescription to switch to it.

Take a look at this website about desiccated thyroid (the views are pretty strong but you can make up your own mind on them): http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com

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