If you have PCOS you can’t afford to be deficient in any of the essential nutrients…but on top of a standard healthy diet you should consider taking a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement to help manage your PCOS and subsequent symptoms.
Now that might seem like an awfully long list of basic vitamins for PCOS so let me break it down for you while we look at what each of these supplements are for and how they can help. It’s good to know what is particularly beneficial for PCOS so you can work these vitamins and minerals into your everyday diet whilst picking out what areas you may be lacking in and/or require further supplements to help.
As with all dietary and nutritional supplements it is important to check with and/or consult with your doctor prior to starting a course of vitamins, medications or a dietary program – if you are going to do this, it’s important to do it properly!
So now you know the somewhat extensive list of vitamins that can help you manage your PCOS and keep your body healthy, what about vitamins for specific purposes or symptoms?
If you suffer from a particularly bad set of PCOS symptoms you may want to focus on getting that aspect under control, so here is a roundup of the vitamins that are recommended as treatment for specific PCOS symptoms:
If you are susceptible to and suffer from depression the following vitamins are recommended to help lessen symptoms:
If you are feeling broody, maternal and are trying to conceive there are a number of vitamins that are recommended to help boost fertility (and with PCOS we could use all the help we can get!) these vitamins include:
If you have diabetes in your family, have been warned of the probability of getting diabetes or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes there are several vitamins which will you’re your body function better including:
If, like many, many of us women with PCOS you are struggling and trying to lose weight there are a number or vitamins and minerals that are advised to assist with healthy weight loss programmes (I.e. alongside a good diet and exercise regime) the recommended vitamins and minerals for this include:
Kelp or wheat grass
Amino Acids L-Ornithine
L-arginine and L-lysine