What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects how the ovaries work in the female body. The official line on what causes PCOS is unknown, but clear links to hormonal and metabolism levels being unbalanced are now well established. Stress and poor nutrition are also a significant factor as they are with countless other conditions. Symptoms include irregular periods, infertility, facial hair and depression.
So how can vitamin D prevent/help with PCOS? Well, did you know that vitamin D isn't just a vitamin - it's also a hormone. Without high enough levels of vitamin D, the structure of all the other hormones in the body become unbalanced. Vitamin D is the regulator of your body's hormonal structure. Studies have shown that approximately 90% of women with PCOS have significantly low levels of the vitamin D.
Therefore, it's essential that anyone suffering with PCOS should be supplementing with vitamin D! Depression is a common symptom of PCOS and vitamin D, often described as the sunshine vitamin, has helped many sufferers overcome the illness.
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