Natural desiccated thyroid products

Here are the non-prescription desiccated thyroid sources I'm aware of, sorted alphabetically. I'd be curious to hear people's experiences with different brands (potency seems to vary a lot even within the same brand) so please leave a comment if you've tried any.

Allergy Research Group Thyroid Natural Glandular
Available on allergyresearchgroup.com
Notes:
  • Ingredients: Thyroid (40mg, bovine, lyophilized/freeze-dried from New Zealand / Australia), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, L-leucine.
  • Works out to about $4.44 per gram of NDT.
Ancestral Supplements Grassfed Beef Thyroid
Available on ancestralsupplements.com
Notes:
  • Ingredients: freeze-dried New Zealand grassfed desiccated beef thyroid with liver (30mg thyroid, 470mg liver), collagen (bovine gelatin) capsules.
  • Works out to about $8.52 per gram of NDT.
Dr. Ron's Ulta-Pure Thyroid With Liver
Available on drrons.com
Notes:
  • Ingredients: freeze-dried New Zealand thyroid (bovine, 30mg per capsule), freeze dried New Zealand liver (bovine), New Zealand bovine gelatin capsules.
IdeaLabs TyroMax
Available on idealabsdc.com
Notes:
  • Ingredients: Bovine or porcine desiccated thyroid USP, tocopherols/MCT oil.
  • This is intended as a research product.
  • I've noticed some problems with the desiccated thyroid settling out of, it's probably important to shake it frequently.
  • Forum discussion / product announcement. Disregard the first few pages discussing the "serving" size and the DMSO ingredient, they're referring to an old formulation of the product. The first post has been updated with the current formulation.
  • Works out to about $8.55 per gram of NDT.
Nutri-Meds Desiccated Thyroid
Available on nutri-meds.com
Notes:
  • Available in bovine or porcine. The remaining ingredients in the capsule version are gelatin from free-range sources, L-Leucine, L-Lysine, and silica.
  • They say, "tissue processed by the Low Temperature Method to preserve natural constituents."
Natural Sources Raw Thyroid
Notes:
  • Ingredients: thyroid tissue (50mg, freeze dried), adrenal tissue (20mg), pituitary tissue (10mg), thymus tissue (5mg), spleen tissue (4mg), capsule (gelatin), magnesium stearate (vegetable source), kelp (probably included to add iodine), flogard (a precipitated silica flow/anti-caking agent).
  • Works out to about $3.03 per gram of NDT.
Natural Thyroid Solutions Thyro-Gold
Available on naturalthyroidsolutions.com
Notes:
  • Ingredients: whole gland thyroid powder from pasture-fed New Zealand cattle, L-aspartic acid, Coleus Forskohlii, vegetable capsules (probably hydroxypropyl methylcellulose), silica, certified organic coconut oil powder.
  • Works out to about $2.35 per gram of NDT.
  • Two dosages available, 150mg and 300mg. They say they designed the 300mg only for people whose thyroid has been removed, and suggest avoiding more than two 300mg capsules without "the guidance and care of a qualified clinician."
NuMedica Thyrodex T-150
Notes:
  • Ingredients: vitamin A (as beta carotene), riboflavin (vitamin B2), calcium (as calcium citrate and calcium bisglycinate chelate), iodine (from kelp, 400mcg), magnesium (as magnesium oxide), zinc (as zinc citrate and zinc bisglycinate chelate), manganese (as manganese citrate and manganese bisglycinate chelate), potassium (as potassium gluconate hydrochloride), thyroid tissue (bovine, 150mg), L-tyrosine, Irish moss seaweed (Chondrus crispus), parsley (Petroselinum crispum, leaf), adrenal gland (tissue, bovine), pituitary (tissue, bovine), horsetail (Equisetum arvense), spleen (tissue, bovine), rice flour, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (vegetable capsule), magnesium stearate.
Ultra Glandular Enterprises Raw Thyroid
Available on ultraent.com
Notes:
  • Advertised as "thyroxine-free"
  • Ingredients: Thyroid substance (200mg, thyroxin-free, vacuum dried, defatted, uncut BSE-free New Zealand bovine glands), microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, hydroxypropyl cellulose.
  • Works out to about $1.20 per gram of NDT.

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