Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) may sound similar but are different from each other in many ways. The two different medical conditions share a common similarity of being related to ovaries and causing hormonal disturbances in women. Both the conditions can impact women fertility, however, they can be managed by lifestyle and dietary changes.
What is the difference?
PCOD is a condition in which the ovaries contain many immature or partially mature eggs, which eventually, turn into cysts. The ovaries usually become enlarged in this problem and secrete large amounts of androgens that cause havoc with the woman’s fertility and her body.
PCOS is a metabolic disorder that is more severe than PCOD. In this condition, the ovaries produce a higher quantity of the male hormone and this leads to the formation of more than ten follicular
Common symptoms of PCOD / PCOS?
- Irregular menstruation
- Skipped or absence of menstruation
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Excessive hair growth
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Skin darkening
Ways to control PCOS/PCOD
- Weight Management
- Diet changes
How can Hemp help with PCOS/PCOD?
1. Hemp helps in weight management
Hemp contains the longest and most durable natural fibre that helps in digestion and improves metabolism.
2. Hemp is a healthy alternative
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein as they offer nine essential amino acids. They maintain the required balance between omega-6 and omega-3s in the body. Moreover, they are low in saturated fats and contain no trans fats
3. Hemp promotes heart health
The seeds contain high amounts of the amino acid arginine, which produces nitric oxide in your body, which makes your blood vessels dilate and relax, leading to lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease.
4. Hemp seeds help balance mood
GLA in hemp seeds may regulate the hormone imbalances and inflammation associated with PCOS/PCOD.
Overall, hemp seeds are incredibly healthy. They may be one of the few superfoods worthy of their reputation. Check out our range of hemp seed products here.