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Living with PCOS: Importance of taking Vitamin D

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Vitamin D has an impact on a variety of biological systems and is linked to major disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease which is why Vitamin D can help reduce PCOS symptoms.

Vitamin D deficiency is common in 85 percent of women with PCOS, meaning they don't have enough vitamin D in their bodies which is why it is important to include vitamin D in your diet.

Importance of including Vitamin D in your PCOS diet

1 Improves fertility

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Vitamin D is necessary for the growth of healthy eggs. Women who have vitamin D deficiency have trouble generating normal and mature eggs. Including vitamin D in your daily diet help improve the quality of your eggs and help regulate irregular periods.

2 Lowers your risk of other diseases

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You're more prone to get other major health issues if you have PCOS and most of them are related to metabolic syndrome. A collection of diseases known as metabolic syndrome puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, and high blood sugar. Vitamin D helps regulate insulin resistance in the body which can help your body manages its blood sugar level.

3 Boost moods

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The majority of women with PCOS tend to suffer from anxiety and depression and increasing your vitamin D levels is one approach to help regulate your mood and disrupt the cycle in which health issues lead to depression, which leads to even more health issues.

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