Thyrin ATC is discontinued. The original review remains below, however, for your convenience.
A lot of people have been asking me lately what I think of Thyrin. Thyrin, (or Thyrin ATC) if you haven’t heard, is simply another in a long list of “As seen on TV” fat burners that promise the world, and deliver a heckuva lot less.
In the case of Thyrin, however, it’s actually difficult to determine how much or how little the product will realistically deliver in the way of results. Why? Because I haven’t found a single Web site that includes a list of its ingredients in its promotional material. Sure, there’s the usual hype…
“Thyrin-ATC is by far the most powerful diet pill with guaranteed results. Don’t be fooled by cheap imitation diet pills, Thyrin-ATC is the original and is unsurpassed in quality. There have been numerous scientific studies that back our claims and Thyrin-ATC has been granted a patent for weight loss.”
… but no ingredients, no referenced clinical studies, (despite what they indicate), and no proof this stuff does anything at all!
The fact that there are no posted ingredients is very disturbing. It’s a serious red flag of warning. Any ethical company that stands behind its formulation will be happy to tell you what’s in their product. I am always immediately trustful of any manufacturer that does not post its ingredients… I wonder — what they are hiding?
Thanks to everyone who sent in a list of ingredients. It seems that the retailers of Thyrin have decided to become a little more forthright with their product. A full list is available here…
This isn’t a very exciting compilation — a vitamin blend, a few good ingredients which may contribute to elevated thyroid function — guggul (labeled as Commiphora mukul), l-tyrosine, and kelp (for its iodine content), plus a few miscellaneous ingredients that don’t do much. Certainly nothing to validate the hype.
Here’s the bottom line on Thyrin…
In my opinion (formed in large part by the feedback I receive from you) products promoted in this manner are best to be avoided. Similar companies are guilty of deceptive billing practices (adding the customer to monthly recurring billing, and then refusing to cancel the subscription) and shoddy customer service.
The overly-hyped “As seen on TV” product Cortislim practiced such shoddy billing services. They are currently named in a class action lawsuit, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is after them for making false and unsubstantiated claims.
I’ve received dozens of e-mails outlining the horror stories of dealing with these people.
Anyhow, back to Thyrin. First of all…
If you suspect you have a thyroid issue, the first thing to do is go to your doctor. Get your blood work done, and have him check your T3 and T4 levels. If your levels are low, you may need to examine a prescription drug solution, monitored by your doctor.
If your thyroid levels are normal, you don’t need thyrin, or any of the other natural supplements claiming to boost your metabolism. It may be that your overweight is simply a result of an overconsumption of calories, perhaps coupled with a sedentary lifestyle.
The solution to this is probably not going to come as a surprise… a solid diet and exercise program. If you need a recommendation, click here to read my review of Tom Venuto’s superb “Burn the Fat”.
Similar products to Thyrin include…
Thyromel, Thyrotril, Thyrovarin, Thyroid Assist, Thyrostart, Thyroidbovine, Thyroid Energy, ThyroVitax, Thyrotril and Thyrox T-3.
So skip Thyrin.
Save your money. Buy your spouse, kids, or colleague a little treat instead. You won’t lose any weight, but it’ll make you feel darn good!