Can Vitamin E be a Key Supplementation in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Published on:April 2019
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2019; 12(2):xx-xx
Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.12.2.x

Can Vitamin E be a Key Supplementation in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Authors and affiliation (s):

Atheena Mukundan.V*, S.Jayakumari

Doctor of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice VISTAS,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacognosy, VISTAS,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.


Background: Vitamin E is not a hormone but acts like a hormone (Progesterone). As well as reduce the negative effects of too much can also improve insulin sensitivity and inflammation, so remain the most effective treatment strategy for PCOS subjects. This case study describes the effect of vitamin E supplementation (400IU/day) on Acne, Hirsutism, menstrual cycle and hormonal levels in a women with PCOS. Materials and Methods: It was a interventional study using Vitamin E Supplementation. Results: Fasting blood samples and BMI were checked before and after 12 weeks of intervention. An eminent relief in acne, hirsutism, menstrual cycle and hormonal levels like follows BMI (28.9 kg/m2Vs 27.6 kg/m2),FBS (100 mg/dl Vs 92 mg/dl), (4.97IU/L Vs 7.2IU/L),LH (18.03 IU/L Vs 15.21 IU/L), total serum testosterone (130 ng/dl Vs 50 ng/dl). Conclusion: Vitamin E can act as the key supplementation to be add on to the current treatment guideline in improving parameters of pcos, which will further improve the quality of life in pcos and also reduce the overall treatment cost, which are generally unaffordable by most individuals with pcos in India.

Key words: Vitamin E, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), FSH, LH.


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