PCOS polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) & Berberine

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome:

Your medical practitioner may not have heard of it but the natural medicine community is RAVING about Berberine for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Many women with PCOS have a very poor response to insulin creating weight gain and hormone imbalance. The Metformin drug is usually prescribed. However studies have found that Berberine is as good if not much better than metformin. As it causes blood sugar and insulin levels to drop. This can result in ovulation for women with PCOS.

One study also found that the women taking Berberine lost much more weight than the women on metformin. Win-win!
The elevated testosterone associated with PCOS is the one hormone imbalance most women want addressed quickly as elevated testosterone in a woman leads to:
  • Acne
  • Head hair loss
  • Chin and upper lip hair growth
Berberine can speed the resolution of these symptoms.

Berberine benefits the gut
It is great for your ovaries and for your gut too. Berberine has been used for generations to treat symptoms of:• Gas• Bloating• Constipation and diarrhea• Supports healthy bacteria in the gut.

Berberine loves your liver
Your liver is essential in hormone balance. Berberine has been found in studies to increase the production of sex hormone binding globulin (that’s a mouthful…) or SHBG that binds to testosterone and makes it unavailable for use in your body in PCOS. It also lowers liver enzymes in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that is commonly found in women who are overweight and have PCOS.

Berberine benefits fertility
In women with PCOS undergoing IVF procedures, those who took Berberine (no matter whether they were normal weight or overweight) had higher pregnancy rates than women using metformin or a placebo.

Berberine boosts weight- and fat-loss
Not every woman with PCOS is overweight. However, if you are even mildly overweight Berberine can help you shed some unwanted fat. Berberine has been found in multiple studies to support weight loss. Help target fat loss from the midsection of the body while it also helps to lower Leptin (our hunger hormone). Women with PCOS and women who are overweight often have abnormally high levels of leptin.

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