Too many patients, as documented in an on-line study of 12,000 individuals conducted by the American Thyroid Association published in June 2018, (https://doi.org/10.1089/thy.2017.0681) , complain of persistent symptoms of hypothyroidism despite what their doctors believe is successful treatment with levothyroxine (brands include Synthroid, Unithroid, Tirosent, Levoxl). We believe something needs to be done to resolve this conflict between patients and their doctors.
10 men were given 300 mg of androstenedione for 8 weeks while strength training. During that time period, they gained no more muscle than 10 men who were taking a placebo. However, the men taking androstenedione supplements experienced a decrease in HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol).
Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, 281: 2020, 1999.