Why Zinc Is My Favorite Supplement for Period Health

zinc for hormonesLooking for a simple solution for period problems? Before you reach for a women’s supplement like chaste tree or natural progesterone, consider the humble mineral zinc.

Zinc is an important nutrient for women’s health and is effective treatment for acne, PCOS, period pain, and many other periods problems.

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Are You Eating Enough to Get a Period?

Keto period or amenorrheaLost your period? You might just need to eat more. A lot more. Losing your period to under-eating is called hypothalamic amenorrhea and is common, especially in women under thirty.

Hypothalamic amenorrhea is sometimes misdiagnosed as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) because both hypothalamic amenorrhea and PCOS can present with “polycystic ovaries” on a pelvic ultrasound exam.

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4 Causes of Androgen Excess in Women

If you suffer hair loss, facial hair (hirsutism), or acne, then you know all about androgen excess or high male hormones.

You may have been given the diagnosis of PCOS but there are actually several different reasons for androgen excess in women including androgen hypersensitivity, adrenal androgen excess, and hormonal birth control with a high androgen index.

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The Serious Downside to Contraceptive Implants and Injections

Contraceptive injection

The progestin drugs of implants and injections are not progesterone and so can cause side effects such as depression.

They also cause irregular “breakthrough bleeds” which are not real periods.

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