Resveratrol for PCOS

Resveratrol, a component of red wine and grapes, has been shown to offer numerous health benefits in helping to improve both metabolic and reproductive aspects in women with PCOS.

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Health benefits of probiotics for PCOS

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Wondering if you should take a probiotic for PCOS? Here’s what to know about the benefits of probiotics and how they can help PCOS.

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I Took Ovasitol. Here’s What Happened

A nutrition supplement called Ovasitol can really help people with PCOS? I’ll admit, I was skeptical too-until I tried it. I used to believe that most individuals with PCOS can get their needs met through food and didn’t need to take supplements. It wasn’t until I started researching inositol for a chapter on supplements for my book PCOS: The Dietitian’s Guide, that I saw the evidence first-hand.

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Should you Take a Multivitamin?

Should you take a multivitamin if you have PCOS? This is one of the popular questions we hear from our patients at the PCOS Nutrition Center. Certainly many with PCOS may be taking other supplements to help manage their PCOS, do they really need a multivitamin on top of those pills? How much is too much? What should you look for in a multivitamin? Here’s what to know about taking a multivitamin if you have PCOS.

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Benefits of Magnesium for PCOS

Magnesium is an important mineral that most people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are significantly lacking in. Women with PCOS are 19 times more likely to have a magnesium deficiency, according to a study in Gynecology Endocrinology. This is concerning as magnesium has been shown to play a role in glucose, insulin, and blood pressure regulation. Individuals with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes have also shown to have low levels of magnesium. In fact, having low levels of magnesium increases your risk for having type 2 diabetes.

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Spice Up Your Eating: Cinnamon And PCOS

When you think of cinnamon, do foods like pumpkin bread, apple pie, spiced cider, oatmeal, and pumpkin spice lattes come to mind? Well, recent research provides some welcome news: Cinnamon may help you better regulate your menstrual cycle and even improve insulin and cholesterol levels. Here’s what to know about this popular spice.

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