PCOS Supplements to start with

PCOS Supplements to start with


Hey there, today I’m going to go over the three PCOS
supplements you should start out with. Have you noticed that there’s just a
ton of information out there about PCOS supplements. And the truth is a lot
of them are pretty good for PCOS. Some of them have more evidence and
medical research behind them than others, but there are three that
you can start out with, which to me are like no brainers
they’re the PCOS beginner supplements. And I’ve chosen these three because
they address a lot of symptoms. They have a lot of bang for their buck
and they also have medical research to back them up. So I’m not pulling this out of the
sky or one small medical study. So these are the ones that you’re going
to probably see the most win for your money. Okay. So number one is inositol particularly
a blend of two types of inositol, 200 milligrams of myo-inositol and
50 milligrams of D-chiro inositol. There’s, it’s a couple different places
that you can get these blends from, but I use Theralogix Ovasitol. It is been the game changing supplement
for me as far as sugar cravings go. So I really, really struggle with sugar cravings and
that kinda had a white knuckle my way through them. And when I
started taking inositol, even my husband noticed that I was much
more like chilled out around desserts. In fact in my client and
she started taking it, said I can finally walk into a bakery
and feel like a normal person instead of like totally obsessed with
sugar and sweets and treats. Okay. So what does an inositol
do? It’s a pseudo vitamin, so it means it’s not kind
of like a regular vitamin, but it’s a cousin of a vitamin, vitamin B and it addresses
insulin resistance. It lowers testosterone, improves egg quality and infertility and
it’s also being used now to treat some anxiety and depression. So those are all kind of really great
benefits for women with PCOS because we happened to be at risk for all of those
things. Right now, last time I checked, there are 14 medical studies done that
all have consistent results that inositol is a go to supplement for PCOS. In fact a lot of physicians that you know, endocronologists now are recommending
inositol before they even prescribed that format and other common
kind of PCOS drugs. Okay. Moving on to your
second no brainer supplement, it’s fish oil in particular. I’d like to see my clients
get one to two grams of EPA, DHA fish oil from a high quality source. So brands I recommend Theralogix, the people who make Ovasitol
they also have a good fish oil. Right now I have Carlson’s fish
oil too that my husband’s taking. And then I have these Theralogix, multivitamin pack for moms
who are breastfeeding. Cause I’m just now kind of, I’m
finishing up with breastfeeding. So this is nice. We’ve had
like the breastfeeding vitamin, the officialL and vitamin D,
which we’ll get to in a sec. So why is fish oil, go
for women with PCOS? Well, it’s generally a well regarded
supplement for most people. Uit’s particularly good for one with
PCOS because it’s been shown to lower testosterone. It’s also used to help improve
brain health and mood again. So if you’re suffering from
anxiety, depression, or moodiness, this could help and it
also protects your heart. So if you already have high cholesterol
increasing your good cholesterol through taking a fish oil supplement
could be really beneficial. And then the other thing is if you’re
planning on having a baby fish oil or algae oil is important because EPA and
DHA are really important for developing a healthy baby, especially
in the first trimester. So if you’re anywhere on your
wanting to conceive journey, it’s a good idea to just start taking
the fish oil so that you have that nutrient on reserve. In fact, when you’re done just
gestating and you give birth, you have really low, most of them will have a really low DHA
and EPA and good cholesterol in general. And that will kind of affect your brain
health because a lot of that fat goes to your brain. So it’s good to set that. And the final supplement like I
mentioned before is vitamin D. Okay. So I’ve looked and I’ve looked and there’s
no like set recommendation on a dose for women with PCOS yet. I think a good place to start out about t, a thousand you can go as high
as 5,000, if you, excuse me, 5,000 I U which is the unit of
measurement they use with vitamins. If you test low on a blood test at
your doctor’s office for vitamin D, if you’re already deficient, they
might recommend up to 5,000 IU. But I think like 1000 is
a good place to start. It lower. So vitamin D is good because
again, it Lowe’s is tossed around. It is good for improving your mood. It is also important for
awarding off auto immune disease, which seems to be something that kind
of is connected to PCOS in one way or another. A lot of them with PCOS tend
to have autoimmune issues as well. So really the thing with vitamin D is
that like a lot of these other issues tend to go along with PCOS are also
correlated with having low vitamin D. So this is just kind of a real
simple no brainer supplement, real basic and nothing too
fancy here that you can take. So again, we have an inositol
blend with 200 milligrams, myo-inositol 50 milligrams
d-chiro inositol one to two grams DHA EPA
fish oil or algae oil. That would be the vegan alternative. And about a thousand IU’s of vitamin D
every day isn’t an excellent place to start. I wouldn’t add anything
else unless you’re under you know, the direction of a physician
or a naturopath I would
probably use those three supplements for at least
90 days and see where my, where my sentence go. Ooh. And speaking of symptoms there seems
to be some benefit for hirsutism and vitamin D. So if you start with hirsutism
raising your levels of vitamin D, so that’s hair on your face that could
help that huge amount of evidence on that. But there’s not a
lot out there for fighting. Keeps us related to her Susan
yet, so why not go for it. Okay. So I want you to click like if you’d
like to hear some more in depth videos about supplements. I
know that’s a hot topic, so I’m happy to talk about it if
that’s something you’re interested in. If you would like to learn more
about supplements right now, you can go visit my interview with
Angela Gassi who is a nutritionist and probably the expert when it comes to
evidence based supplements for PCOS. I think we have a 30 minute talk
right here on like YouTube channel, all about what supplements are best for
PCOS right now that are based in real science, not marketing. So
that’s critical. All right, so again, go visit that video. If you want more information
lead you to come in to look, you have a question
and please click. Like, if you want to hear more about supplements
and I will get on that for you.

Comments

(3 Comments)

  • Coolkids2019 1

    Thank you so much. I really needed this.

  • Kelly Stegler

    Could you talk about Berberine? I have seen a lot about this being a new supplement proven to work, is this true?

  • Daniela Giovanazzi

    I'm taking Metformin just now but this Ovasitol stuff sounds good. Is it available online?

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