I’ve combined the two most effective supplements into one, easy to use bundle to help save you money, time, and hassel. The bundle contains ZMA, known to reduce testosterone levels and Saw Palmetto, which has been studied to effectively reduce the conversion of testosterone into DHT, thus, reducing excess androgen symptoms in PCOS.
Supplements To Lower Androgen Levels
If you want to reduce your hair loss then you must be taking action to reduce the amount of androgens your body is producing. This means first finding out whether your androgens are being produced via your ovaries or adrenals. Secondly, taking the actions needed to resolve the hormonal imbalances of either the ovaries or adrenals.
Zinc is a trace mineral that many women with PCOS are deficient in. It's also an essential micronutrient needed for survival that can positively affect several PCOS related symptoms such as ovulation, acne, androgen excess, insulin sensitivity and the regulation of blood glucose levels.
Hair thinning/loss is a symptom of high androgen levels in women with PCOS. A percentage of your testosterone is converted into a much more potent androgen called DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
It's this DHT that blocks the hair follicle cycle leading to hair thinning and loss, especially on the scalp. Zinc helps to block this conversion, thus, helping to reduce hair loss.
Saw palmetto is actually a palm tree native to the southeast regions of North America and especially abundant in Florida, Georgia, Cuba, and the Bahamas. Saw palmetto helps to prevent male-like hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia - a type of hair loss also known as male and female pattern baldness in men and women, respectively.
It’s thought to work by blocking the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) - one of the most potent androgens and is a major proponent in the masculine-presenting symptoms of PCOS. One study found that a high DHT to testosterone ratio is present in those diagnosed with PCOS, so any treatments that are able to normalize that ratio will help ease the condition.
Higher levels of androgen hormones like DHT are thought to shorten the hair growth cycle and lead to the growth of shorter and thinner strands of hair.
Reduce testosterone levels
Reduce unwanted hair growth
Reduce hair loss