Probiotics and Pomegranate Juice Improve Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

ate juice, infused with a live probiotic. It’s simple, effective and yielding serious results Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder affecting an estimated 18% of women of reproductive age.Symptoms of PCOS include infrequent menstrual cycles (less than nine cycles per year), abnormally heavy bleeding, enlarged ovaries that fail to produce eggs, excess facial and body hair, and male-pattern baldness.


Although the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, too much of the male hormone androgen is believed to be a primary causal factor, while obesity, excess insulin, heredity and chronic, low- grade inflammation can be contributing factors. Women who are diagnosed with PCOS may be affected by other health problems, including insulin resistance leading to diabetes, high blood cho- lesterol and cardiovascular disease.

Pomegranates: Nature's First Aid Pomegranates have a long history of use in traditional 32

f you are one of the millions of women who suffer from poly- cystic ovaries, there is new evidence supporting a simple, natural and delicious remedy: a glass of sweetly tart pomegran-

medical applications, many of which have been validated in modern times. Fresh pomegranate juice, a powerful antioxidant, has been shown to have blood-sugar regulating properties and to enhance fertility, as well as provide relief to sufferers of hor- monal diseases such as prostate cancer and breast cancer, among other studied benefits. The established links between PCOS and imbalanced blood sugar and sex hormones have spurred researchers to consider pomegranate juice as a potential treatment for PCOS. There is a rigorous scientific process to validate new treatments and pome- granate juice has demonstrated therapeutic potential across several fronts. It was successfully used in scientific trials to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in patients with PCOS and improve testosterone levels and reduce insulin sensitivity. Promising results such as these led researchers from the

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and School of Agriculture in Shiraz, Iran, to further study pomegranate juice for PCOS. The multi-disciplinary group of researchers conducted a controlled trial, which is now contributing additional peer-reviewed science to the body of evidence supporting the use of this powerful natural medicine.

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