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Polycystic Ovary Syndrom affects 1 in 10 women, mainly between the ages of 15 to 44. PCOS is a major contributor to female infertility as these women have a hormonal imbalance that affects their metabolism, ovulation, and overall health. Thankfully for most, with the right treatments and PCOS fertility supplements it can be quite treatable.
How Does PCOS Affect Fertility?
Women with PCOS display high levels of androgens, which are male sex hormones. This higher level of androgens can begin to prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg, therefore reducing the number of times she is able to ovulate. Normally a woman will ovulate once per menstrual cycle.
Women with PCOS also show higher levels of insulin due to insulin resistance. This insulin resistance causes hormonal imbalances. These hormonal imbalances can affect healthy egg development and disrupt a regular ovulatory schedule.
PCOS has been linked to other health problems in women, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, depression, anxiety, or endometrial cancer. However, the exact cause of PCOS is not known.
Beneficial Ingredients & Vitamins For PCOS
There are many different types of female fertility supplements and PCOS fertility medications out there, but what exactly are in these vitamins and supplements? Let’s break down the ingredients of the best all-natural PCOS fertility supplements and what the benefits of these ingredients are that directly affect female fertility.
When looking at prenatal vitamins and PCOS fertility supplements you should be looking for folate. This is because folate is a natural prenatal vitamin for both before pregnancy and during. Folate is known to help promote the healthy development of the fetus as well as can improve the body’s insulin function when combined with inositol. The combination of folate and inositol supplements, taken daily, can improve insulin function and promote ovulation in 60% of women.
Speaking of inositol, this supplement can be extremely beneficial for women struggling with PCOS and is probably one of the most vital ingredients in PCOS fertility medication. Inositol is a major factor when helping the body regulate insulin levels by improving its hormonal levels.
Elan Healthcare’s Ovofolic supplement includes both myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol. Myo-inositol mediates glucose uptake and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) signals. While D-CHIRO-Inositol can create a healthy intra-ovarian milieu, which will help correct hyperandrogenism.
You also need to ensure you are getting a good amount of B vitamins in your PCOS fertility medication as well as vitamin D, vitamin C and vitamin E.
Vitamin B: B vitamins combined with folate can reduce elevated levels of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) which can lead to an increased risk for cardiovascular and reproductive symptoms in PCOS. It also helps to lower inflammation which increases immunity and reduces damage caused by free radicals.
Vitamin D: Women with PCOS commonly have a vitamin D deficiency,67-85% of women in fact. A vitamin D deficiency can reduce the odds of live birth. Improved levels of vitamin D can also result in the production of more mature follicles (which are the sacs that release eggs).
Vitamin C: While research has only mainly been conducted on animals, it has been found that vitamin C plays a protective role against DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) induced PCOS. Along with other benefits like helping the body absorb iron, reducing inflammation, and more.
Vitamin E: New evidence suggests that vitamin E can improve endometrial thickness in women with unexplained infertility. For women with PCOS, vitamin E helps reduce insulin resistance as well as improve androgen levels.
Another great ingredient in PCOS supplements is magnesium. The benefits of magnesium for women with PCOS may be its ability to alleviate anxiety and reduce blood pressure and insulin. It is very common for women with PCOS, type-2 diabetes, or other metabolic conditions to be low in magnesium. Magnesium also helps women control their blood glucose, regulate blood pressure, convert food to energy, regulate neurotransmitters, and create proteins from amino acids.
The Best Supplements For PCOS
Elan Healthcare produces high-quality dietary supplements for female and male reproductive health as well as for PCOS fertility treatment. One of our most popular supplements is made specifically for managing and reducing PCOS symptoms. Ovofolic is Elan Healthcare’s dietary supplement for female reproductive health. Ovofolic can help women with:
- Reduce PCOS symptoms
- Regain a regular menstrual cycle
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Increase progesterone and serotonin levels
- Assist in IVF success
Women with PCOS should also consider taking Elan Healthcare’s MedFertil for Women. Medfertil includes all of the ingredients listed above and is made specifically to help women with their overall reproductive health. MedFertil for Women uses all-natural ingredients only and can assist women with:
- Improving their fertility
- Reducing a fetus’s risk of neural tube defects
- Increases the production of red blood cells
- Daily source of antioxidants
In combination with a proper diet, daily exercise and a healthy lifestyle, Elan Healthcare’s PCOS fertility supplements can be just the thing you need.
Elan’s range of PCOS fertility supplements, prenatal and hormone supplements can assist you in an all-natural way. Visit Elan’s products page to learn more about the features and benefits these supplements can offer you and your partner. Please also feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
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