When I started looking into wheatgrass I was looking for a way to get more energy, sleep better and lose weight…

I was not much of a vegetable eater back in 2012.

… but when you feel tired all the time, toss & turn all night, and feel miserable all the time, then you’re open to trying just about anything…

Since I couldn’t lose weight no matter what I started looking into my diet…

One of the first improvements I made to my diet was to look into adding more greens (which is how I heard about wheatgrass.)

I started looking into wheatgrass as a way to nourish my body and address nutrient deficiencies and I came across something that completely changed everything for me…

I used to be so focused on “fixing” my thyroid thinking that was the key to getting more energy, but then found that what produces energy for you is your mitochondria…

This was such a breakthrough because I’d never heard of this before and it opened up an entire new topic to research that actually helped me get more energy…

Two things that helped me get more energy were hydration and vitamin D which I cover in more detail in our Facebook group

By following the hydration, vitamin D and mitochondria function protocols I was able to get more energy, sleep better and got into the best shape of my life…

Staying lean and toned is almost effortless when you learn how the body functions and how foods like wheatgrass can help…

Wheatgrass has chlorophyll which is important for vitamin D absorption… Most people who are tired all the time and have a hard time falling or staying asleep tend to have low vitamin D levels…

Vitamin D is technically a hormone which affects overall hormone production…

Fixing hormone production is not the end all be all…

After the thyroid produces thyroid hormone, the next step is to make sure that the liver can convert the thyroid hormone T4 into the active form T3 so the body can use it.

This is why so many people are confused about low thyroid function because they think it can only happen if your thyroid doesn’t produce hormones…

That’s not the case because even if your thyroid is producing enough T4, if the liver can’t convert it into T3 then it’s almost as if the thyroid hadn’t made the hormone to begin with.

That’s why some people who take T4 only feel like crap regardless. If you feel better when you take T4 and T3 then that’s a huge indicator that you need to look into your liver. This is another great benefit of wheatgrass. It’s a natural liver cleanser.

If the liver is too toxic, it may be sluggish and unable to convert T4 into T3 so it’s important to clean it regularly.

Now even if the liver is clean, you need to make sure that you give the liver the right nutrients so it can do its job. One of these nutrients is protein, but it must be bioavailable protein.

Wheatgrass is an amazing source of amino acids and it also helps explain what I mean by bioavailable protein.

See, wheatgrass is made by sprouting wheat and letting it grow into grass. So you know how wheat is demonized for having gluten (a very hard to digest protein?)… well gluten is a protein, and yes, modern day gluten is very hard to break down. Think of it like a long chain. Every link represents an amino acid and the longer the chain, the more it takes to break it down into single links which are amino acids.

Think of wheat as a very hard to break and very long chain of amino acids… now think of wheatgrass as the single links, just the amino acids which is the already digested and broken down protein for you. That’s what makes it bioavailable, it’s already been digested so your body can use it.

Your body struggles with proteins that are hard to digest, but it NEEDS amino acids or bioavailable protein that it can use so it can function.

That’s why they say one of the benefits of wheatgrass is the amino acids it provides. It’s bioavailable protein. This is protein that the liver can use to convert the thyroid hormone T4 into T3.

This is why, if you are going to eat grains, or nuts (like Brazil nuts for selenium), it’s important to soak them and activate the enzymes so they can sprout. In fact another benefit of wheatgrass is that it provides enzymes needed for digestion.

If you have hypothyroidism, especially Hashimoto’s, you probably have a lot of inflammation. Inflammation happens when you have undigested proteins in the body. If the body can’t break down protein, it builds mucus around it to protect itself. That’s why gluten tends to cause mucus build up in your gut. It’s an undigested protein.

Wheatgrass provides good enzymes to help digest these proteins. That’s why to reduce inflammation and give my body more bioavailable protein, I used wheatgrass in addition to a pineapple papaya orange smoothie.

The main reason why I use wheatgrass is to help with vitamin D in the summer…

Vitamin D took me a while to learn.

I don’t take supplements for vitamin D… this is one of the biggest mistakes I see people make through no fault of their own because they are often given a vitamin D supplement…

I see people taking anywhere from the normal 3,000 to 5,000 IU’s all the way up to 50,000 IU’s and no matter how much they supplement their numbers don’t go up… or they get toxicity from the supplements…

I personally rely on natural sources of vitamin D which is through diet and safe sun exposure…

To safely get vitamin D from the sun you need two things… clean skin and chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is a nutrient found in wheatgrass and it’s what basically turns your skin into a solar panel. It allows your skin to absorb nutrients from the sun to be able to make Vitamin D, but only if your skin is clean. Your skin doesn’t burn, it’s the toxins in your skin that burn. Chlorophyll actually helps clean those toxins as well.

So to me wheatgrass has been a food staple to help with my hypothyroidism.

Let me summarize the benefits of wheatgrass I covered above:

  • Chlorophyll for Vitamin D
  • Natural liver cleanser
  • Amino acids (bioavailable protein)
  • Enzymes for digestion
  • Selenium
  • and electrolytes like magnesium and calcium

There’s many more benefits, but these are the most important that apply to hypothyroidism.

That’s how you can use wheatgrass to boost your metabolism, restore fertility and balance your hormones, improve digestion and boost your immune system.

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    10 replies to "Wheatgrass for Hypothyroidism"

    • Barbara McKinley

      Such great info on wheatgrass and hypothyroidism! Not to mention all the other great benefits from wheatgrass! I think I need to get started on some 🙂 Thanks for sharing! ♥

      • Hip Hip Jorge

        Thank you 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

    • Sue

      I can’t hack the taste of wheatgrass, it actually makes me want to vomit. Can I take it in the form of a capsule, and then how many should I take?

      • Hip Hip Jorge

        I don’t know of a capsule form although I’m sure it’s fine… 

        Usually when I do Wheatgrass it’s mixed in with other greens so I don’t really taste it… 

        Fresh pressed is going to be better… But I can’t always do fresh pressed. 

        During the week when I have to go to work, I don’t have time to juice so I use a green powder… 

        I think juicing in general is more powerful than just Wheatgrass by itself… 

        Here’s a video where I talk about juicing

        https://hypothyroidismsuccessstory.com/green-juice/

    • Sara

      I have just started drinking wheatgrass from organic powder form I hope to see an improvement.

      What improvements have you seen from using it? Has it lowered your thyroid blood results? Do you still take thyroid meds?

      • Hip Hip Jorge

        Wheatgrass helped me address nutrient deficiencies…
        I consider it to be a great tool for detox as well…

    • Olebogeng

      This is truly useful, o have recently been diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency and an underperforming thyroid which is now being attacked by antibodies.. Will definitely start taking wheat grass and hope for change, i suffer chronic dry skin, constipation and always feeling tired

    • Lea

      Hi hello, do you take any thyroid medicine with your diet. I’m asking because I would like to get off mine soon.

      • Hip Hip Jorge

        I don’t… I use food 🙂

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