This Mighty Mineral Can Help Hormone Balance

 By Lindsay Chandler, PCOS Food Advocate

Zinc is a core nutrient in the  5-Element PCOS System, because it powerfully boosts immunity and is a HUGE player in balanced hormone production.

Zinc exists naturally in the body as a critical trace element required by every cell to function properly.

Making sure we consume foods rich in zinc and taking zinc supplements is SO important for those of us suffering from the symptoms of PCOS.

Here are some signs that you may not be getting enough zinc: 

  • Hair loss
  • Low libido
  • Digestive issues 
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog 
  • Hormonal imbalance 

Zinc deficiency is extremely common among women. There are many reasons why you might be deficient:

  1. Not enough Zinc in your diet
    Foods like red meat, shellfish, and lentils are amazing sources of zinc – more details on zinc-rich, hormone balancing foods below.
  2. Poor digestion or leaky gut
    Even if you eat plenty of zinc-rich food, if your digestion is not functioning optimally these nutrients can’t be properly absorbed and utilized.
  3. Hormonal birth control
    Hormonal birth control redistributes zinc, causing low levels of zinc in the blood and higher levels in red blood cells.
  4. Stress
    Zinc is needed for stress resilience, and if you’re under a lot of stress all the time for any reason, you will power through your zinc and not be able to bounce back very quickly.

Many women struggling with PCOS are dealing with these issues all at once…

Remember that you are NEVER alone – know that healing and support is always available to you!

Zinc’s Role in Hormone Production

Zinc is mighty powerful when it comes to our hormones.

It works directly with our thyroid hormone receptors to let our hypothalamus know if we have enough in our bodies.

A zinc deficiency can lower the production of thyroid hormones and lead to hypothyroidism.

Zinc signals the pituitary gland to encourage ovulation and the production of progesterone.

Here are some zinc rich, hormone balancing foods to incorporate into your diet- 

  • Oysters, 3 ounces, 74mg/serving
  • 100% Grass fed beef chuck roast, 3 ounces, 7mg/serving
  • Crab, Alaskan, 3 ounces, 6.5mg/serving
  • 100% Grass fed beef beef patty, 3 ounces, 5.3mg/serving
  • Lobster cooked, 3 ounces, 3.4mg/serving
  • Pork chop, loin, cooked, 3 ounces, 2.9mg/serving
  • Baked beans, canned, plain or vegetarian, ½ cup, 2.9mg/serving
  • Chicken, dark meat, cooked, 3 ounces, 2.4mg/serving
  • Pumpkin seeds, dried, 1 ounce, 2.2mg/serving

Click here for a more extensive list of zinc-rich foods

Can you think of some tasty ways to incorporate these zinc rich foods into your diet?


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Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
  2. Join our Facebook Group right now!  Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

©Insulite Health, Inc., empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through a process of healing with the 5-Element PCOS System – a complete solution for helping women reverse the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.