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PCOS - a nutritional investigation

Friday March 9, 2018

 

International Women’s Day takes place on 8th March 2018. Viridian Nutrition puts the spotlight on women’s health.

 

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a very common reproductive issue. It's estimated that 6-15% of women have polycystic ovaries, making it one of the most common hormonal issues in women of reproductive age. PCOS is characterised by excessive levels of testosterone, menstrual irregularities, infertility and metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance, amongst many other complex symptoms. 
 

There are a number of common approaches to managing PCOS and a low glycaemic-load diet and exercise have been shown to help, but better treatments are needed. One such treatment that has been shown to work very well is a combination of the nutrients Myo-Inositol and Folic acid. 

 

Several clinical studies have found that these nutrients can be very effective for restoring hormonal balance, ovulation, metabolic health and fertility.

 

The recommended amount is 2 grams of myo-inositol along with 200mcg of folic acid taken twice daily in water or juice for a minimum of three months.

 

They appear to work by improving hormonal balance, blood sugar metabolism and ovarian function.

 

The information contained in this blog is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking prescribed medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.
 
The food supplements mentioned in this blog can be found in specialist health food stores. Click here to locate your local specialist health food store.

 

TAGS: Women's Health

 

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