T4 is a peptide that is tyrosine based, which means it is linked to one of the 22 amino acids that are used by cells in order to synthesize proteins. It sometimes goes by the name of Thyroxine.
Mechanics of T4
According to scientific studies that has been conducted on animal test subjects, T4 is produced by the thyroid gland; the large endocrine gland found in the neck that controls and regulates several processes relating to the use of energy and protein synthesis. Specifically, the peptide is chiefly responsible for the regulation of metabolism, which is the set of chemical transformations that must occur on a cellular level in order to sustain life. When too little T4 is produced by an animal test subject, it could result in hypothyroidism; a condition that could transform into the root cause of several physiological ailments and disorders. Some of these disorders may include:
- Neuromuscular deficiencies – These can range from depressed reflexes and muscle cramps to joint pain and bilateral parasthesia.
- Constitutional issues – These can range from cold intolerance to low basal body temperature.
- Cardiovascular problems – These can range from elevated serum cholesterol to hypotension.
Conversely, excessive amounts of T4 could result in hyperthyroidism; a condition that is marked by the functions of the bodies of animal test subjects accelerating. This could result in various issues including:
- Unintended weight loss
- Heat intolerance
The expression of the T4 peptide is such that it works with the secretions released by the thyroid to regulate and control the amount of T4 that is produced by the thyroid gland. This, in turn, promotes a state of homeostasis to the processes relating to the thyroid in animal test subjects.
Theoretical Benefits of T4
Scientific research that has been conducted on animal test subjects in relation to T4 has determined that the peptide could provide several theoretical benefits.
The primary theoretical benefit that has been derived through scientific study on animal test subjects is in relation to the regulation and control of thyroid function. Because T4’s overall mechanics and functionality can bring about a more regulated level of expressions tied to thyroidal functionality, it is believed that it could be effective in prohibiting the development of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. This by extension could be effective in prohibiting the various physiological disorders and ailments that may otherwise be caused by hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
These secondary ailments that are typically associated with hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism is another area of research focus via scientific study on animal test subjects. Because of the peptide’s relation to the potential regulation and control of certain metabolic processes tied to the thyroid gland, studies have led to the theory that it could have theoretical benefits in relation to the regulation of the several metabolic malfunctions, such as chronic fatigue or extreme weight fluctuations.
Potential Negative Side Effects of T4
Even though scientific research that has been conducted on animal test subjects has determined several theoretical benefits in relation to T4, it should be noted that there have also been a few potential negative side effects that have been associated with the peptide.
Specifically, it has been determined that unregulated expressions of the peptide could potentially lead to negative side effects that are commonly associated with overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism. For example, if an animal test subject that has hypothyroidism expresses an excess of the peptide, the side effects may include the following:
- Increased levels of appetite
- Palpitations of the heart
- Intolerance to heat
- Weight loss
- Heart palpitations
- An increase in bowel movements
- Angina (that is, a lack of oxygen to the heart)
- Hypertension (that is, an increase in blood pressure)
- Tachycardia (that is, a heart rate that is in excess of normal range)
For Scientific Use Only
Even though there have been a host of scientific studies conducted on animal test subjects in order to determine T4’s range of mechanics, theoretical benefits, and negative side effects, it should be noted that any and all findings that are associated with the peptide are still considered to be the product of current laboratory research. Because T4 l is currently in the research phase, any study or usage liked to the mechanics, operations, benefits, and side effects of the peptide should solely be contained to the restrictions of a strictly controlled environment such as a medical research facility or a laboratory.