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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of people* globally. While there is no cure for PCOS yet, it can certainly be managed effectively with an active lifestyle, healthy eating habits, and supplements. At Chicnutrix, we have devised two products for holistic PCOS care -Cysterhood NAC and Cysterhood Inositol.

Manage PCOS with lifestyle changes and dietary supplements.

Did you know there are 4 different types of PCOS?

  • Insulin resistance PCOS

  • Adrenal PCOS

  • Inflammatory PCOS

  • Post-pill PCOS

Some of the most common symptoms of PCOS are:

  • Irregular periods

  • Acne

  • Excessive hair growth

  • Mood swings

  • Difficulty in conceiving

  • Weight gain/loss

  • Male/female-pattern baldness

Now, most of these symptoms can also be due to other reasons and NOT PCOS. Which is why it becomes tricky for health experts to diagnose this condition. They run multiple tests (mainly a hormone profile and a USG) to conclude that you have PCOS.

Once it is established that you have PCOS, different doctors have different ways of helping you manage it, regardless of its type and depending on its severity. It includes advising you to make lifestyle modifications, encouraging you to quit smoking and excessive drinking, to putting you on birth control pills. However, in addition, many health care experts today have resorted to recommending supplements to their patients. They have seen supplements such as NAC and Inositol work wonders in managing PCOS.

Cysterhood NAC

It is formulated with clinically-tested ingredients, N-acetylcysteine and Vitamin C, a balanced formulation that helps support your hormone and ovarian health inside out. It has 600mg of NAC with vitamin C, a powerful blend that helps manage PCOS more effectively.

What is NAC?

NAC is short for N-acetylcysteine. It is highly recommended by doctors and clinically proven to support PCOS. A study published in the European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Reproductive Biology found that those resistant to clomid had a nine times higher ovulation rate, and a five times higher pregnancy rate after taking NAC over a trial period.

Benefits of NAC

Detoxifies the body: NAC is a great antioxidant. Many studies have revealed that NAC reduces oxidative stress in the body by eliminating free radicals. It prevents the cells and tissues from damage. It builds immunity and improves heart health and fertility.

Improves insulin resistance: Often, doctors prescribe metformin to help improve insulin resistance. However, several studies have shown that many patients who opted for NAC instead of metformin reported lower levels of insulin resistance along with lowered cholesterol levels, without any side effects (the most common one with metformin is acidity).

Balances the hormones: NAC is associated with lowering androgens and testosterone levels, which in turn improves ovulation, resulting in regular menstrual cycles. Many have also reported a decrease in hirsutism, acne, and better weight management.

Fights inflammation: PCOS causes an increase in the levels of oxidative stress. It damages the cells and tissues, causing inflammation. NAC helps in maintaining the overall health of the reproductive system and reducing inflammation.

Additionally, it has plenty of other health benefits.

Prevents kidney and liver damage: People who consume the right dose of NAC regularly have lower levels of oxidative stress. It protects the kidney and liver health by fighting inflammation and keeping the organs healthy.

It helps improve mental wellness: NAC is clinically proven to reduce mental stress – an important aspect of effectively managing PCOS. It also helps control mood swings, anxiety, and depression.

It helps fight respiratory conditions: People with PCOS are advised to work out regularly and live an active lifestyle. Therefore, it is essential that their respiratory health is good, allowing better oxygen intake. NAC helps in keeping the lungs healthy and has shown to significantly benefit people with chronic bronchitis.

Vitamins and supplements to regulate hormonal imbalances and promote ovulation

Another great supplement that helps with PCOS management is Inositol. It is also sometimes referred to as vitamin B8. So, it not only helps with PCOS but also keeps the overall body healthy.

Cysterhood Inositol

It has high-grade Caronositol® and a clinically proven ratio of 3.6:1 of MI: DCI that promotes ovulation and helps with fertility problems associated with PCOS. In addition, it has the following nutrients.

Chromium: It helps improve insulin resistance caused due to PCOS by breaking down and metabolizing sugar.

Vegan Vitamin D3: Did you know that About 67-85% of women with PCOS are Vitamin D3 deficient? Vegan vitamin D3 helps in preventing deficiency along with balancing the androgen levels for timely menstrual cycles.

Vitamin B9: It is also known as Folate which is essential to implantation, fetal growth, and organ development.

What is Inositol?

It is a substance like vitamin that is commonly found in plants and animals. You can find inositol in foods such as beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables, etc. In addition to managing PCOS, it is also used to help with insomnia, cancer, promoting hair growth, improving skin health, high cholesterol, etc.

Benefits of Inositol

  • It curbs intense cravings and hunger pangs

  • It improves the quality of egg for higher chances of conception

  • It reduces cholesterol

  • It lowers the risk of gestational diabetes

  • It improves insulin levels

  • It reduces inflammation

  • It assists ovulation and regularised periods

  • It reduces PCOS infertility and increases the pregnancy rate by 65.5%

  • It clears acne and reduces hirsutism

PCOS is a complex hormonal condition. Since there is no cure for it, you must put in earnest efforts to manage it to live a healthy, free, and confident life. All we say is, don’t fret PCOS. It only needs proper awareness and a holistic approach. So, we have listed some FAQs that’ll help you learn more about this condition and act as your guide to become #StrongerThanPCOS!

What is the main cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, some studies show that it could be genetical. It is typically characterised by higher levels of male hormones in the body and 12 or more immature follicles present around the ovaries.

Can PCOS be managed without medicine?

Yes, many people have managed PCOS effectively by just modifying their sedentary lifestyle and regularly taking supplements like Chicnutrix Cysterhood NAC and Cysterhood Inositol.

How is polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosed?

Ideally, your doctor will ask for two tests to evaluate the possibility of PCOS. First, a USG (Ultrasound or Sonogram) that shows the cystic pattern on your ovaries. Second, a blood profile to check the male and female hormone levels. PCOS cannot be self-diagnosed. So, it is always wise to consult an experienced health care expert for the necessary guidance.

Are supplements necessary for PCOS?

Yes, taking the right supplements such as NAC and Inositol along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle is necessary. It helps you improve insulin levels, assists ovulations, treats PCOS hormonal imbalance, prevents vitamin deficiency, and improves fertility.

What happens if PCOS goes untreated?

If left untreated, PCOS can open doors to many other health risks such as diabetes, osteoporosis, infertility, endometrial cancer, heart problems, high blood pressure, etc. So, if you are in doubt, do not hesitate and #GoGetChecked.

* Typically, this condition is associated with women. However, many are unaware that it also affects trans, queer, and non-binary people.