How Vitamin E helps Women with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health problem, affecting 8-13% of women of reproductive age. It involves complex hormone imbalances, including excess male hormones and high levels of insulin. The majority of women with PCOS also have high levels of cholesterol and lipids (fats) in their blood.

So PCOS can result in obesity, insulin resistance, inflammatory disorders, and oxidative stress (damage to the cells). Low-grade inflammation also seems to be an aspect of PCOS.

The symptoms can include:

  • fertility problems– difficulty falling pregnant or not falling pregnant at all
  • irregular periods or no periods at all
  • excess hair growing on the face, chest, stomach or back (hirsutism)
  • thinning hair or baldness (alopecia)
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • acne
  • easy weight gain
  • swollen belly
  • depression, anxiety, mood changes

As you can see, the effects on the body can be quite broad.

A systemic review and meta-analysis was carried out on studies into the effect of vitamin E supplements (with or without omega-3 or magnesium) on

  • inflammation levels
  • hirsutism score (excess hair levels)
  • cholesterol and lipid levels
  • glycaemic profiles (sugar levels)
  • male hormone levels
  • oxidative stress
  • female hormone levels

10 studies were selected as meeting the strict quality requirements of the meta-analysis. The results of the analysis showed that vitamin E (plus or minus omega-3 or magnesium) significantly reduced

  • inflammation levels
  • hirsutism score (excess hair levels)
  • total cholesterol (TC) and cholesterol ratio (TC/HDL)
  • levels of triglycerides (fats)
  • very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) fats
  • low density lipoprotein (LDL) fats

The researchers concluded that Vitamin E can play an important role in dealing with a number of the aspects of PCOS.

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