I’ve been asked many times what the best supplements are for PCOS. PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is an imbalance in sex steroids in women. PCOS is characterized by high levels of androgens, or male hormones, with very low or non-existent progesterone levels, which induces estrogen dominance.
Women with PCOS suffer from irregular periods, infertility, hirsutism, acne, and insulin resistance, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Supplements for PCOS
I have treated women with PCOS for over 30 years and helped them get their hormones in balance, reduce insulin resistance, and conceive. In addition, I have found that providing them with nutraceutical hypothalamic support can actually correct the underlying hormonal imbalances. Within a few months, their menstrual cycles regulate so they are able to conceive, excessive male pattern hair growth ceases, acne clears up, and insulin resistance reverses. So, they’re able to lose body fat and reduce their risk for metabolic syndrome.
The hypothalamus support I use is Genesis Gold®. It is designed to support the hypothalamus in a complete nutraceutical package, including hypothalamic amino acids.
Healing the hypothalamus takes at least 90 days (and longer if they’ve been suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome longer than a few years). Therefore, I offer women with PCOS extra support.
First, I give them supplements to help control their estrogen metabolism.
DIM is an IC3 indole extracted from cruciferous vegetables. DIM helps you metabolize estradiol into protective two hydroxyl estrone, rather than inflammatory 16 hydroxyl estrone.
Cal-d-glucarate is another supplement that functions in the gut to help detoxify estrogen.
Do you suffer from hirsutism and acne? Androgenic-controlling supplements, like saw palmetto, will help reduce the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone.
I may use supplements to help address insulin resistance. Noted by high blood levels of insulin, hemoglobin A1C, and C peptide. Berberine is very effective at helping reduce insulin resistance. It must be taken with meals. Chromium polynictonate is also taken with meals to help reduce insulin resistance as well.
Polycystic ovary syndrome can be controlled with proper supplementation, especially hypothalamic support. If you have any questions regarding supplements for PCOS, please join me in our Hormone Support Group, which you can access through my free Hormone Reboot Training.