aloe vera restores normal thyroid functionin women with subclinical hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto's disease

Hypothyroidism is very common: it affects about 2% of people. One of the most common causes is Hashimoto’s disease, a condition in which antibodies prevent the thyroid from producing sufficient hormones. Safe, inexpensive, effective herbal help would be very welcome. So, welcome this common, versatile herb.

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease which can, eventually, destroy the thyroid gland. It is more common in women than in men and is most common in people between thirty and sixty. The  goal of treatment is to increase T4 and decrease thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

A new study tried giving 50mL of 100% aloe vera juice to thirty women between the ages of 30 and 55 who had Hashimoto’s disease resulting in subclinical hypothyroidism. They drank the aloe vera juice every morning on an empty stomach for nine months. They were compared to 15 women with Hashimoto’s disease who were not being treated with aloe vera.

At the end of nine months, their thyroperoxidase auto-antibodies had decreased by a significant 56%: this is important because, remember, Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease. T4 was up by a significant 26% and TSH was down by 62%. By the end of the study—and here’s the remarkable part—between 83% and 100% of the women had normal thyroid function. All of the women in the control group still had subclinical hypothyroidism. As well as being effective, the aloe was also perfectly safe.

This study suggests that simply drinking 50mL of aloe vera juice a day can restore normal thyroid function in women with subclinical hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto’s disease.

 Clin Transl Endocrinol 2018;11:18-25

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