PCOS Supplements

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Below are some PCOS supplement names and their potential effects, as always check with your Dr. about what supplements work for your particular needs:

D-chiro-inositol and Myo- Inositol– Shown to help regulate insulin, help with ovulation and menstruation. I’ve read a bunch of posts about women finally getting their aunt flow and losing weight almost instantly. I take 3 caps a day, but will eventually increase to 4 caps a day. Jarrow Formulas Inositol Caps on Amazon

B Vitamins incl. Folic Acid -The vitamin B family offers a multitude of benefits! We’re talking weight control, cancer prevention, regulate glucose levels, and thyroid and hormone regulation. Natural vitamin B is found in poultry, eggs, fruits & veggies, leafy greens, beans, and whole grains.

Folic acid (folate) helps your brain function, helps prevent cancer, reduce risk of high blood pressure,  and helps aide in healthy reproduction. You can get these via supplement or eating leafy greens, lentils, and beans.

Omega 3-6-9– Omegas are extremely important for brain functionality and overall health. If you eat Walnuts and other natural forms of omegas then you can get away with taking only an Omega 3. I have allergies and cannot eat nuts or seeds, and therefore have to take an Omega 3-6-9. Omegas and Walnuts are currently being tested and have been successful in alleviating PCOS symptoms. Read about the PCOS Walnut Study.

Chelated Chromium– Helps control insulin levels! PCOS sufferers usually have crazy insulin levels which wreak havoc on our weight, appetite and fertility.

DHEA– Our natural DHEA declines as we age and a supplement to replenish this natural decline can help with weight loss, hormone regulation, fertility and moods. Read DHEA for PCOS post here.

Maca Root– Helps relieve the symptoms of PCOS like fatigue, low sex drive, and mood swings. You can take in pill form or use powder in a smoothie. Organic Maca Powder on Amazon

Cinnamon (Ceylon)– Helps regulate blood sugar levels, which in turn helps with other PCOS symptoms.

DIM– Helps balance hormones, reduces acne, break down Estrogen, and helps with weight loss. You can get this naturally through eating about 2 pounds of leafy greens a day! I think the supplement version is much easier.

Vitex– If you don’t have a regular period, then this might do the trick! It helps with progesterone levels. Many PCOS gals use Vitex to help them ovulate!

Resveratrol– Enhances ovarian health, helps prevent cancer, and helps prevent insulin resistance. Naturally found in the skin of red grapes.

Probiotics– The higher the CFU the better, aim for a supplement that has at least 5 billion CFU. This is the Probiotic I personally use – Healthy Origins Probiotic 30 Billion CFU’s

Magnesium– Magnesium helps fight brain fog and fatigue! It also helps keep you regular- if you suffer from constipation. There are a few variations of magnesium- I opt for a multi-magnesium supplement.

Alpha Lipoic Acid– Helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels! If you are on Metformin then you need to consult with your doctor before taking this! Alpha Lipoic Acid on Amazon

Iodine– See my post on Iodine for the importance of this supplement. Optimox Iodoral Iodine Supplement on Amazon

L-Arginine– This is one of the newer supplements I’m researching. L-Arginine helps our blood flow. It’s an amino acid that helps with female and male fertility. L-Arginine is also said to help with acne and decreasing inflammation.

There are tons of other supplements, some have mixed reviews and some are not recommended by Dr’s. I have omitted those supplements. Let me know of what supplements & herbs work for you!

Read More on these Sites:

PCOS Omega 3 Case Study

 PCOS and Vitamins

Natural Solutions for PCOS

D-chiro for PCOS Case Study

 

 

14 comments

    • PCOS Girl says:

      Hi Stephanie! Take the DIM according to the instructions on the bottle or your physician’s instruction. Let us know if it helps you out!!

  1. A. says:

    I purchased DIM, vitex and both inositols… Which one should I start with and how much? Or should I do all three? Or should I start with one and add other if it’s not working? How do I know if they’re working?…

    OMG so many questions…………………!

    • PCOS Girl says:

      Definitely talk to your doc! I had bloodwork done and then talked to my GP and my ob-gyn to get their opinion. I see a huge difference though when taking supplements and multi-vitamins- so for me they work! Hopefully they work for you too!!!!

    • A hults says:

      You can take all three together dim you take 120mg daily and vitax typical dose 225-500mg of extract standard to 0.5 percent agnuside take 2 times daily take vitex for six weeks and then a break for a week and then start 6 weeks and give a week break and so on(it’ll take for a minimum of 18 mos to see full effects of vitex but 3 months to see noticable effect..also take a multi-vitamin make sure all elements are high…and a B vitamin complex is very important to correct symptoms of pcos take a total of 50mg each day of the B complex vitamin…also probiotics are important as the play a part in pcos as they control your weight take a 22 billion bacteria supplement daily…I have also been suffering from pcos for year and after no luck with anything I did this and it changed my life and naturally diminished all my pcos…I also forgot to mention if you can also drink two cups of spearmint tea it does wonders for pcos women…I hope this was helpful and good luck I know it’ll do wonders for it did for me

    • PCOS Girl says:

      You can buy them from Amazon or any vitamin store will carry them too. I typically buy all my supplements from Amazon, since I can read all the reviews.

  2. B says:

    Thank you so much for all the info!!! I recently received my diagnosed with PCOS. I have been dealing with all the systems since I can remember. But no one has ever even brought it up… I am seeing my OB tomorrow to discuss your post!!
    Thanks again!!!

    • PCOS Girl says:

      So glad you found an answer to all your symptoms!!! Supplements, exercise, and diet will help decrease your symptoms. Keep us posted!!

    • PCOS Girl says:

      I like to buy all my supplements from Amazon (sometimes Whole Foods or Sprouts stores). On Amazon they list all the ratings and reviews which are super helpful! I tend to only buy the brands with excellent reviews 🙂

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