Nutritional Supplements for PCOS

There is a wide range of supplemental nutrients that may help you alleviate symptoms of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and reduce the incidence of ovarian cysts.  Not all of them are appropriate or necessary for every woman. We recommend that you consult with a healthcare professional regarding the best supplements for you.

Listed below are some supplements that medical research or clinical practitioners suggest can help you to more effectively deal with various aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome.  This isn't a complete list by any means.  But it can get you started.

Legend for Table Below

  • Column A = Relevant for Fertility & Sex Hormone Balance
  • Column B = Relevant for Insulin or Glucose Control
  • Column C = Relevant for Hair
  • Column D = Relevant for Acne
  • Column E = Relevant for Weight Loss or Appetite Control
  • Column F = Antioxidant
  • Column G = Need if Taking Drugs

Partial List of Supplements that May Lessen PCOS


Supplements
----------------
5-HTP
ALA
Berberine
Bilberry
Biotin
Carnitine
Chromium
Cinnamon
CLA
DCI
d-Pinitol
Fish Oil
Green coffee
Green tea
Gymnema
I3C
Inositol
Magnesium
Multi-vit
NAC
Progesterone
Prenatal
Quercetin
Saw Palm.
Selenium
Vanadyl
B12 & folate
Vit. B6
Vit D
Vitex
Zinc

Col
A
----
-
-
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
Yes

Col
B
----
-
-
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
Yes

Col
C
----
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes

Col
D
----
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
Yes
-
-
Yes
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-

Col
E
----
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
-
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
-

Col
F
----
-
Yes
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-

Col
G
----
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
-
-
-

What You Need to Know About Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements are vital for your health.  Find out why you will need them for the rest of your life, and how to shop for the best ones.


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