Friday, June 14, 2024

Gamma Oryzanol – A Natural Antioxidant effective in Treating Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones. The thyroid is responsible for providing energy to nearly every organ in your body. It controls functions like how your heart beats and how your digestive system works. Without the right amount of thyroid hormones, our body’s natural functions begin to slow down. Most treatments rely on supplementing your low hormone levels with artificial varieties. Constant research is going on in India and abroad to find natural alternatives. 

A natural alternative for thyroid management,which is gaining popularity in India, is a unique natural antioxidant called “Gamma oryzanol” which is also approved as a nutraceutical by the Government of India. 

Dr. S.P. Byotra,Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi said “ Diet plays a crucial role in managing thyroid conditions and patients often see remarkable improvements in issues related to thyroid hormones. Natural antioxidants like Gamma Oryzanol which is extracted from Rice Bran is also found effective in treating Hypothyroidism. Different studies conducted across  the globe suggest Gamma Oryzanol could be used as a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of hypothyroidism”.

Gamma oryzanol is a mixture of ferulic acid esters and is an important bioactive compound which is found mainly in germinated brown rice and rice bran. It is known to exhibit many benefits to human health if it is taken in supplement form. Various studies indicate that gamma oryzanol could be used as a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of hypothyroidism. These studies suggest that gamma-oryzanol helps in inhibiting high Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels in primary hypothyroidism patients by its direct action at the hypothalamus (region in brain) rather than on (pituitary) gland secreting TSH. By looking at the mechanism of treatment of gamma oryzanol, one can say that “Hypothyroidism is NOT a disease for life.” Yes, it can be cured permanently, without the need of drugs with the help of nature.

An oral dosage of 300mg of gamma-oryzanol per day produces a significant reduction on the elevated serum TSH levels in hypothyroid patients.

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