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PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support Support for us with any of the following: Insulin Resistance, Syndrome X, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or other endocrine disorders.

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Old 09-21-2011, 11:02 AM   #31
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I buy my supplements from a combo of two places - my local 'health food store'. They have specialists there that know exactly what I'm looking for, so if I go in and say I need something for my "______" then they bring me right to it, and tell me about dosage, etc. They are also more expensive, but it's worth it for some things. For general run of the mill things, I usually go to VitaCost. Low shipping and really low prices. I usually buy the brands NSI or Spectrum, when available, although I can't remember why I chose them!
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:16 PM   #32
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^Thanks! I will try to find some of these locally to get started, but I will definitely look into VitaCost. I'm all about saving a little cash. I think that it's crazy that I can get a prescription med for $6 with my insurance card, or $4 on the Wal-Mart plan, but vitamins can cost me an arm and a leg...
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #33
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I think you have to figure out your own research on this one. I buy some of mine at Whole Foods and others I buy online on Amazon, because they have it there for the best price.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:58 PM   #34
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Is Insulite System very good to treat PCOS?

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Old 10-21-2012, 01:38 AM   #35
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This is what I take:

Vitex 1 Daily 400mg
Folic Acid 2 Daily 1600 mg

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #36
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I drink organic spearmint tea before bed, as it's supposed to help reduce male hormones. I also take 1000mg of cinnamon in addition to my daily vitamin (gummies!). Cinnamon is supposed to be good for regulating blood sugar levels.

Also: I have an un-used bottle of Evening Primrose Oil capsules sitting on my coffee table that I got on sale, as I heard they were good for women with hormonal imbalances. But...do they actually work? I want to try taking them but they're pretty large in size and I'm scared lol.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #37
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I drink organic spearmint tea before bed, as it's supposed to help reduce male hormones. I also take 1000mg of cinnamon in addition to my daily vitamin (gummies!). Cinnamon is supposed to be good for regulating blood sugar levels.

Also: I have an un-used bottle of Evening Primrose Oil capsules sitting on my coffee table that I got on sale, as I heard they were good for women with hormonal imbalances. But...do they actually work? I want to try taking them but they're pretty large in size and I'm scared lol.
EPO is only good for the first half of your cycle or until ovulation.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #38
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Talking Pcos....:-(

So, I have PCOS and I DO NOT want to take doctor prescribed medications. Is there anything that has worked for any ladies out there that may help me? Im really frustrated because it has been like 8 years or more since I have seen menstruation. It now gets worse because I am with someone I want to marry BUT, the question "can you have kids?" keeps coming up. If I must do the prescribed meds I will as a last resort. HELP.
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Reading thru this forum I remembered that I had a half used box of this from Costco. So I started taking them again (since lately I've been SOOO tired that some days I can't get out of bed!)
Regarding tiredness, a couple of years ago I would sleep until 11 am and still feel tired, and my thyroid tested normal, so I went to a nutritionist and she said my adrenal gland was exhausted. (Yes, there are lots of things wrong with me.) She put me on a restrictive diet and prescribed licorice root supplements. I have to say, they were really effective. So effective I had a hard time getting off them. I had to gradually reduce. Nowadays I'm much better, but if I ever find the tiredness coming back, I take licorice supplements until it goes away.

By the way, another symptom I had was irregular heart beat. I don't know how typical that is with adrenal exhaustion.
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