Improving insulin sensitivity is vital for women with PCOS, and there is one plant I want you to meet that can help optimize androgen levels and restore menstruation!
Understanding PCOS and getting a clear diagnosis is half the battle. Let’s dive into understanding just how PCOS can impact your hormones and your health. The triad of characteristics of PCOS includes anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and insulin resistance. I’m going to breakdown these characteristics for you below.
Vitamin D plays a key role in fertility, vitamin D receptors are found in the ovaries, uterus, placenta, and testis 1. Vitamin D and other hormones contribute to seasonal changes in fertility which impacts pregnancy rates and outcomes. Increased pregnancy rates can be seen in summer months while reduced ovulation rates can be seen in winter months2.