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Cyster Talk: Supplements for PCOS

I had to learn the hard way, ya'll. I was buying my vitamins and supplements from Vitamin Shoppe 🙈 I thought I was doing the right thing. While the Vitamin Shoppe is better than buying your vitamins and supplements from Walgreens or Wal-Mart, it's still not the best quality. With PCOS you want the very best quality hands down.

Remember that the first step to managing your PCOS is Nutrition. In order for your body to get the full effect of any supplement, you have to have the proper nutrients for the supplements to work with. I'm still struggling with nutrition, no shame 🙋 It's not a diet, it's really a lifestyle change. Supplements don't force the body, they aid the body in self healing + balancing.
{Tribulus, Photo Credit: Here}

Supplements/Herbs for PCOS:

  1. Whole Food Multivitamin
  2. Calcium + Vitamin D
  3. Essential Fatty Acid
  4. Maca
  5. Vitex
  6. Tribulus
  7. Saw Palmetto
Depending on your specific needs, I would suggest heading over here, because all PCOS diagnosis are NOT created equal. We all have similar traits and symptoms, but my symptoms may not be your symptoms. Also, I'm not a doctor or a practicing Herbalist (yet! 😉) so I can't tell you what to take, I can only tell you what I'm taking for my body. Do you due diligence + speak to a healthcare professional, especially if you're already taking medications, because there could be an adverse reaction.

My Supplements:

  1. Amazing Naturals Whole Food Prenatal Once daily!
  2. Herb Pharm Vitex  One dropper in the morning on empty stomach
  3. Herb Pharm Black Cohosh 2-3 droppers 10 days before expected period
  4. Zazzee Naturals PCOSitol One packet under the tongue daily
  5. Traditional Medicinals Healthy Cycle Tea 1-2 cups daily

Tinctures taste horrible. 👎😷 But they absorb quicker than pills, so suck it up! 💪 I struggled between Zazzee Naturals and name brand Ovasitol, but ultimately chose the one better for my pockets, and the one you only need to take once daily. No complaints on Zazzee Naturals, and I think their supplement is why I'm feeling so bloody fantastic! 😃😍 As I mentioned before, brands are very important. I only trust two brands: 

I switched Prenatal brands, because the company changed their formula. I have no complaints about the Amazing Naturals brand, they go down easily. I take all my supplements at the beginning of my day all at once, this way I don't forget to take anything. Eventually I am going to add Tribulus and an Essential Fatty Acid (either Cod Liver Oil or Evening Primrose).

If you have any questions drop a comment below or email me!

X🍉, Jae


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