𝐕𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐃 & 𝐏𝐂𝐎𝐒
Vitamin D has been known to play an important role in the functioning of our body. Whether it is diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or bone health or lung health, you will not be surprised that Vitamin D also plays a role in women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
How do Vitamin D levels influence women with PCOS?
1. Improves metabolic profile
PCOS is multiplex of signs and symptoms that puts you at an increased risk of metabolic syndrome increasing your likelihood of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, abdominal fat, heart disease and stroke. To lower its complications, PCOS are advised to loose weight and eat healthy. According to current research, Vitamin D helps to improve insulin resistance, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels in PCOS women.
2. Enhances Fertility
Fertility issues due to anovulatory cycles or irregular periods showed improvement after 3 months of Vitamin D supplementation. Conception rate & IVF success rates were more in women who received Vitamin D. The eggs were more healthy, cycles were regular and ovaries produced more mature follicles.
3. Better Mood
Women with PCOS are more likely to be depressed and anxious due to hormonal changes, acne, facial hair, body image, being overweight and fertility issues. Vitamin D helped to elevate their moods and emotional health
THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE recommends 600 IU of Vitamin D daily in reproductive age women. We know there is no cure for PCOS but one of the most cost effective measures is to measure your Vitamin D levels & ease your PCOS symptoms. Reducing androgen levels, improving insulin sensitivity, regulating hormones, improving fertility, regulating weight and stabilising the inflammatory markers are some of the benefits that we know about Vitamin D in women with PCOS.
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