Best Supplements for PCOS?

Best PCOS Supplements - Myo-Inositol/Inositol D-Chiro-Inositol Magnesium Omega 3 Vitamin D

Written by ELAINE OTROFANOWEI

Elaine Otrofanowei is a Fertility and Women's Health Acupuncturist with a strong and personal interest in peri/menopause. Through ecotherapies.co; she provides Acupuncture and Functional Medicine to patients to help them restore their health and wellbeing and specialise in the treatment of both male and female infertility and other women’s health issues.

September 21, 2023

What are the best supplements for PCOS?

Before we jump into supplements, please understand that supplements for PCOS cannot replace the
importance of a good diet and exercise. Your diet and regular exercise are your best weapon for
fighting PCOS.

A combination of two popular nutrients for female fertility, Myo-Inositol and D-Chiro Inositol.

Inositol

There are two main types: D-chiro-inositol and Myo-inositol (often known as just inositol). Sometimes they are used in combination Myo+ D-chiro-inositol

Inositol has insulin-like properties and acts as a second messenger for insulin inside the cells. Inositol is involved in improving insulin sensitivity, reducing androgen, and restoring regular ovulation.

Magnesium is an extremely important mineral – one of the most predominant minerals in our cells.

Magnesium

Magnesium, known as natural metformin, improves insulin sensitivity. Three hundred milligrams can be taken daily with food.

Wild Nutrition Pure Strength Omega 3 Helps maintain a healthy heart circulatory system bone health cognitive function and immune systems.

Omega 3

Omega-3 fatty acids are good for treating PCOS. Omega-3s help improve fertility, regulate hormones, improve insulin sensitivity, reduce hirsutism, and lower inflammation. It is advisable to take at least 500 mg, which should come from eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Vitamin D

The sunshine vitamin improves insulin sensitivity and promotes healthy ovarian follicular maturation. Ideally, you should test your vitamin D levels. Minimum dosage: 1000 IU/25 ug daily; more if deficient.

A quick recap of the articles on PCOS Awareness in case you missed

Read: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Read: Yes You Can Still Get Pregnant With PCOS

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