11 Effective Ingredients To Treat PCOS Naturally
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has now become increasingly common in women of reproductive age. This predominantly hormonal disorder affects almost one in 10 women of childbearing age. Moreover, the agony and frustration that women suffering from this seemingly Silent Disorder is harrowing because PCOS doesn’t only have physical implications, it wreaks havoc on your mental and emotional wellbeing too. We know exactly how traumatizing this condition can be, because managing PCOS is difficult based on the fact that it is a complex disorder with a range of underlying causes, and conventional medicines are equipped with treating only the manifested symptoms and the root causes can be totally ignored.
In fact, growing research on natural ingredients such as herbs and homeopathic attenuations have indicated that there may be more answers to coping with PCOS than the popular hormonal therapies usually recommended for this condition. So, read on to know, which herbs or nutritional ingredients have the potential to help you lead a PCOS free life.
How Does PCOS Develop?
As you age, your body undergoes a myriad of changes and a number of factors tip your body’s homeostatic equilibrium. The body is controlled by a number of organs and their health is foremost if you want your body in ship-shape. The adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary glands are extremely important as they control nearly every aspect of your health because of the hormones they produce and release in the body. When your body’s steadiness is affected, the pituitary steps in for damage control, releasing hormones that affect the production and release of other hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, growth hormone, thyroid hormones, etc.
Although the woman’s reproductive system is governed by hormones released by the hypothalamus–the control center of your endocrine system; imbalances (internal or external) in the body cause the endocrine network comprising the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis to go awry resulting in abnormal levels of female sex hormones circulating in the blood. The resulting hormonal level imbalance causes fluid-filled cysts to be formed in the ovary. This increases the size of the ovaries and their function gets impaired, leading to disorders like PCOS.
What Factors Cause Hormonal Imbalances and Subsequent Manifestation of PCOS?
That is a valid question and numerous reasons can play tyrant in your body. In fact, your lifestyle choices are some of the leading causes for PCOS. The other underlying conditions that have been indentified include high levels of male hormones and insulin in the body.
Symptoms of PCOS
The most important symptoms of PCOS are:
- Absent, heavy, or irregular menstrual cycles
- Weight gain and obesity
- Thinning of hair
- Excessive hair growth on the face (Hirsuitism)
- Skin discoloration
- Mood disorders
- Frequent Miscarriages
Treatment Options for PCOS
Conventional options include hormonal remedies and anti-diabetic drugs. However, they hardly ever benefit in removing the formed ovarian cysts as research on the subject has indicated.
Diet control and losing weight is considered the Holy Grail in treating PCOS, but again the condition is not that simple to control with weight and diet modification; although, yes the result can be augmented if you eat the right kinds of foods.
The best way to tackle PCOS is to consider all aspects of one’s health and aim at addressing the root causes of hormonal imbalances, so as to bring the desired result.
Natural Ingredients That Have Been Used to Address the Causes of PCOS
We, at Biogetica, have long understood that Nature heals you when all else fails and have worked relentlessly to convey this message to the world. Our remedies potentially work to restore hormonal balance by nourishing the endocrine and reproductive organs as well stimulating the rejuvenating mechanisms of the body so that it can overcome any imbalance occurring in the body and normalize hormone production. Our doctors have meticulously researched every ingredient and have formulated the Endocrine Support kit with ingredients that potentially synergize and compound the therapeutic effects of each other making the formulation comprehensive, holistic, and multi-faceted.
Our kits include the following herbs:
Research studies have shown that this herb appears to have a compelling “sugar blocking” action. It is said to successfully regulate blood sugar levels by potentially blocking sugar uptake during digestion. Traditional practitioners recommend this herb for reproductive health because it is said to exert a lipid lowering effect that may help in weight-loss, and both insulin resistance and weight gain are concerns that plague PCOS patients too.
Ashwagandha is considered one of the best adaptogenic herbs that helps the body adapt to stressful situations, which is again one of the main reasons that causes imbalances in the body. Ashwagandha has versatile properties that potentially boost your supply of antioxidants, regulate your immune system, reduce stress, and rejuvenate your body.
This root has clinically shown to enhance fertility in both men and women. It contains a high percentage of alkaloids that potentially regulate hormone levels, increase energy, stamina, and mental clarity, and optimize the functioning of your thyroid and reproductive glands. Maca is also said to possess adaptogenic properties that may help strengthen and improve general wellbeing of your body.
Red Clover is a teeming reserve of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. It is traditionally believed to be an excellent blood purifying herb and helps women in maintaining their fertility.
This powerful herb possesses anti-inflammatory and insulin regulating properties. It is said to alleviate metabolic disturbances, facilitate weight loss, and vitalize body tissues. The phytochemical constituents in the herb appear to have the ability to remove cysts from your body.
The Homeopathic ingredients in our kits include:
This natural ingredient is extracted from the blue cohosh plant. It is traditionally believed to have a beneficial effect on the female reproductive organs, locomotor, musculo-skeletal, and central nervous system. It appears to possess uterine and ovarian tonifying properties and may help normalize menstrual cycles and improve reproductive functions of the females.
This homeopathic ingredient is traditionally used to enhance circulation. It is said to remove toxins from the blood and address women’s health issues ranging from menstrual complaints to fertility concerns.
Homeopathic sepia is a long standing go to remedy for women health problems. It is traditionally recommended for regulating hormonal imbalances and issues arising from it such as menstrual disturbances, painful periods, infertility, etc. It is said to inhibit abnormal proliferation and stimulates the normal functioning of the ovaries.
Pulsatilla is extracted from the Windflower plant and is predominantly considered a female remedy in homeopathic practice. It is traditionally used to address hormonal issues and is said to potentially arrest abnormal growths.
This nutritional ingredient is an important neurotransmitter and is considered very useful in abating conditions like anxiety, stress, depression, inflammation and female reproductive dysfunctions. Research suggests that people with PCOS may have low GABA levels, which aggravates their symptoms and thus supplementing with GABA potentially improves their psychosocial functions and quality of life.
Various clinical estimations on folic acid have indicated that this nutrient potentially decreases inflammation by lowering homocysteine (high levels are linked to heart disease, stroke, and endocrine disorders) and C-reactive protein( inflammatory markers produced by the liver) levels. It is also said to possess a better ability to regulate and use insulin, and inhibit free radical formation, thereby reducing oxidative stress.
Because PCOS is a condition that disrupts the entire endocrine axis, it needs to be balanced across the molecular and vibrational spectrum of life. Our endocrine support health protocols have helped many resume their health and freedom and get back to being healthy again. So, if you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS and have had no relief with conventional medicines, then we’d recommend you consult with our holistic doctors today at www.biogetica.com because you have the right to know about and choose Nature’s offerings that contribute to your health and freedom.
Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.