The thymus gland plays an important role in our immune system. The rationale behind the use of thymus extract is that this will stimulate the immune system. Possibly effective for treatment of asthma, hay fever, food allergies, and upper respiratory infection.
Attention for Liver Disease: There is no evidence supporting the use of thymus extract for treatment of HCV or HBV. Thymus extract may lower platelets.
Safety Information: There are a number of safety concerns about the use of thymus extract. The most major of these is that since thymus extract is a cow product, there is risk of contamination, particularly Mad Cow disease. If you use thymus extract, choose a brand that is certified as free from infection.
Interactions: May interact with immunosuppressants.
Lab Notes: May lower platelets.