5 Game changing supplements for PCOS & Feminine Wellness





Now I've said it before! And I'll say it again. I am nobody's Doctor. But I have lived 39 years on this green earth and had my fair share of health imbalances over the years. By the grace of God, I've been able to heal majority of them naturally. Changing my eating and lifestyle, acupuncture, reflexology and therapy. (I should also inform you that my Mother is an absolute health fanatic! So I get a lot of this knowledge and experience from her. She survived breast cancer with no chemo, high blood pressure without medication and had asthma as a child.)


As I continue to share my personal journey with others, It's been amazing to see how many women have met the same challenges. I truly feel a sense of community when I share not only what I've been through, but what has helped me overcome and find the beauty in the process. If you've been following me for a while, you know that I am an advocate for health as it relates beauty. I like to call it holistic beauty. Healing my body from PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) helped me address so many insecurities and get to the root of the emotional trauma that resulted in the imbalance I've struggled with for many years. The supplements I am going to share with you have truly changed the game in my daily management. And they can benefit anyone dealing with imbalances many of us experience.


Check out this YouTube video and if you want a clearer breakdown of each supplement, check it out below! Please don't forget to Subscribe to the Channel and hit the like button while you're there! *Wink*





Vitamin D


Nicknamed the "sunshine vitamin" due to its ability to be absorbed by the body through sunlight. This one is a major player in keeping the human body healthy. Its main job, according to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements, is to promote calcium absorption, making it necessary for bone growth and bone remodeling (when mature bone tissue is removed and new bone tissue is formed). Because of that, a lack of vitamin D can lead to thin & brittle bones.


Vitamin D can help prevent Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes (Combined with calcium lowers amount of sugar in the blood)

Vitamin D can help treat hypertension (Deficiency raises blood pressure)

Vitamin D can help you lose weight (Suppresses the appetite)

Vitamin D can help battle depression (Just like the sun can brighten your mood)



DIM

Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a compound created when you digest cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli or Brussels sprouts. Research suggests that DIM affects estrogen levels in your body. As a result, DIM supplements have been gaining popularity as a potential treatment for a variety of hormone-related conditions, including acne, menopause symptoms, prostate issues, and certain forms of cancer.

Fights acne. DIM supplements are sometimes used to treat hormonal acne. (I can honestly say I notice a difference in my breakouts when I run out of this!)

Reduces hot flashes. Hot flashes during menopause likely result from hormonal changes.

Relieves PMS symptoms. PMS symptoms are thought to be due to monthly changes in estrogen levels.

Corrects estrogen imbalances in men. High levels of estrogen in men are linked to breast growth, erectile dysfunction, and infertility.



Shitavari

Also known as wild asparagus, shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb that’s found in the tropical areas of Asia, India, Australia, and Africa. It’s of a unique family of herbs known as adaptogens, meaning it gives your body what it specifically needs in order to bring it back to homeostasis (or balance). This can range from fighting off the negative effects of stress to increasing your milk supply after giving birth.

Reduces Stress (calms the nerves)

Relieves stomach pain and cramps

Cools inflammation

Increases sex drive

Soothes symptoms of menopause


Ashwaganda (Bonus)

Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb. It’s classified as an adaptogen, meaning that it can help your body manage stress. It also provides numerous other benefits for your body and brain. For example, it can boost brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels, and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression. Ashwagandha is Sanskrit for smell of the horse, which refers to both its unique smell and ability to increase strength. Its botanical name is Withania somnifera, and it’s also known by several other names, including Indian ginseng and winter cherry.

May lower cholesterol and triglycerides (Decreases levels of blood fats)

May improve brain function, including memory (protects nerve cells from damage)

Is safe for most people and widely available (Includes people with Rhuematoid Athritis, Lupus and Type 1 Diabetes)




Probiotic

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be consumed through fermented foods or supplements. More and more studies show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease. Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide range of health benefits. These include benefits for weight loss, digestive health, immune function and more


Probiotics Help Balance The Friendly Bacteria in Your Digestive System (Put the good cooties in as my Dad would say)

Probiotic Supplements Improve Some Mental Health Conditions (Improves anxiety, depression, autism & OCD)

Probiotics May Reduce the Severity of Certain Allergies and Eczema (

Probiotics May Help Boost Your Immune System (Reduces risks of urinary tract and respiratory infections)


B complex

Vitamin B complex is composed of eight B vitamins:

  • B-1 (thiamine)

  • B-2 (riboflavin)

  • B-3 (niacin)

  • B-5 (pantothenic acid)

  • B-6 (pyridoxine)

  • B-7 (biotin)

  • B-9 (folic acid)

  • B-12 (cobalamin)

Each of these essential vitamins contributes to your overall bodily function. B vitamins are especially important for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding. These vitamins aid in fetal brain development as well as reduce the risk of birth defects.As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. Vitamin B complex helps prevent infections and helps support or promote:


Cell health

Growth of red blood cells

Energy levels

Good eyesight

Healthy brain function

Good digestion

Healthy appetite

Proper nerve function

Hormones and cholesterol production

Cardiovascular health

Muscle tone



Did this information help you? I'd love to know! Leave a comment and let me know what's helpful or feel free to ask questions or make suggestions for future posts! All info here cited from healthline.com and wellandgood.com. Hope it helps!



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