The Best Supplements For PCOS

PCOS is an endocrine disorder, meaning that there are hormonal issues within a person’s body that leads to an imbalance. Coming with many challenging symptoms, such as acne, weight gain, insulin resistance and period irregularities, doctors are often quick to prescribe medication to balance a person’s hormones when they are diagnosed with PCOS.

However, when it comes to PCOS, nutritional supplements can be of great benefit. In general, ensuring your body has the vitamin and nutrient levels that it needs can help to support your body in its struggle with PCOS. It can be difficult to know what supplements to take for PCOS, and so we have created this guide in order to support you and your health. So, here are the best supplements for PCOS.

What are the best supplements for PCOS?   

Symptoms of PCOS can include any of the following:

  • Irregular periods (less frequent than every 35 days) or absent periods
  • Signs of elevated testosterone, such as acne or excess hair growth
  • Numerous cysts on the ovaries
  • Elevated insulin
  • Weight gain, or difficulty losing weight
  • Difficulty getting pregnant

PCOS can present with very mild symptoms that might go undiagnosed for years. On the other hand, some symptoms can be really bothersome, and you might want to consider supplements to help with PCOS.

Do people with PCOS need supplements?   

PCOS is commonly treated with medication, but its symptoms can also be made more manageable with a combination of dietary and lifestyle support, including adding supplements to your daily regimen. 

What are the best supplements for PCOS?   

When it comes to the best supplements for PCOS, it’s important to note that you should be able to get everything your body needs from a balanced diet, and by staying hydrated. However, conditions like PCOS come from a hormonal imbalance, and adding dietary supplements may help to support hormonal balance.  These are the best supplements for PCOS:


Vitamin D

Vitamin D is critically important for a variety of different bodily functions, such as the support of immunity and bone health.


Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for overall health, not just to support symptoms of PCOS. As we all know, omega-3’s have numerous health benefits including support for the brain, heart and eyes.


This is one of the most abundant minerals in the body, and magnesium is known to support sleep quality and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.  Therefore, it is a crucial mineral to ensure you have the appropriate levels of if you struggle with PCOS, to provide you with the energy required to get through the day.


Zinc is a powerful antioxidant that helps to regulate the function of different enzymes, many of which support your immune health. When it comes to PCOS, zinc supports normal testosterone levels in the blood, in turn supporting hormone balance.


This is a compound derived from a herb, and can help to maintain normal cholesterol levels.  Berberine can also help to support blood sugar control and liver function, which makes it a firm favourite of ours when it comes to supplements to help PCOS.


Known for its hormone balancing properties, Myo-inositol is the form of inositol most present in nature, and also the most bioavailable and absorbable for the body.

Vitamin B12

People who suffer from PCOS are often prescribed metformin, a medication designed to balance insulin levels. However, this can in turn deplete levels of vitamin B12, which can cause your energy levels to drop.  So for those prescribed metformin, a vitamin B12 supplement may be one to consider.


Our R&D process usually takes around 12-18 months, but can take up to 2 years with lots of to-ing- and fro-ing to get the formula just right.

Our formulas are created based on the latest research and scientific understanding. Only those ingredients known to be safe through historical use and clinical research are selected for use in our products.

Many of our formulas contain natural extracts from food or plant sources, such as curcumin, ginger, artichoke, berberbine, ashwagandha, milk thistle and broccoli to name just a few. Other examples include calcium from algae and vitamin K2 from chickpeas. Many of our supplements also contain nutrients known as “nature-identical” – manufactured to be a perfect replica of the same nutrient found in food, an identical structure with optimal purity and absorption. Unlike “food grown” supplements, our formulas are backed by real science, allowing us to include higher, more therapeutic levels of nutrients, as well as botanicals, in the forms known to be better assimilated by the body, and are standardised for consistency across our range.

Often it’s necessary to include additional ingredients in our products to make them effective. These are also known as excipients, and include ingredients such as anti-caking agents which stop lumps from forming in powders, flow agents which help with the manufacturing process, or coating ingredients used to help make the tablet easy to swallow. Whatever the product, we aim to use as few excipients as possible, from the safest, most natural sources available. Over the last few months we have been busy working through our entire product range to see where we can make changes to the additional ingredients we use, reducing the number of excipients or even switching to “pure-fill” capsules (where no excipients are used at all), and you will see these changes filtering through over the next year. With complex formulations containing lots of ingredients, this process is a tricky one, but we are committed to making improvements to our products where we can. For more information on the excipients we use, click here

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GMP means “Good Manufacturing Practice”. GMP describes the minimum standard that a medicines manufacturer must meet in their production processes, and ensures that products are of a consistently high quality, are appropriate for their intended use and meet any authorisation requirements. Food supplements are not medicines, and so are not required to be manufactured in GMP-certified facilities, but by using suppliers who are manufacturing to GMP standards, we are happy that our products are being made to the highest quality. We ourselves at Nutri Advanced hold a Wholesale Dealers Authorisation, meaning we are certified to GDP – “Good Distribution Practice”. GDP ensures that the quality and integrity of products are maintained throughout the supply chain.

Products are sent to us with Certificates of Analysis or Certificates of Compliance which we hold on file here at Nutri Advanced. We also hold extensive information on the ingredients and allergen status of our products – so if you have a question about our products, please do call our customer service team. We are always happy to help!