Insulin is one of the most important hormones in our bodies. When you eat something that contains glucose—such as bread, rice, and baked goods—this sends a signal to the pancreas to release insulin. In turn, insulin’s job is to bind to the cell’s receptor sites, which opens up the shuttle for glucose to enter the cell.
Once glucose is in the cell, it can be used to generate energy. Sometimes, the cell’s receptors can become resistant to insulin. This in turn prevents insulin and glucose from getting into the cell itself. Since it can’t get in there, the result is higher amounts of insulin and glucose in the bloodstream.
In Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, higher insulin levels can increase testosterone production. Higher testosterone levels can drive many of the symptoms associated with PCOS, such as irregular menstrual cycles, cystic acne, and hirsutism (excess hair growth).
Additionally, when there are higher levels of glucose in the bloodstream, insulin will end up storing the glucose as fat, which leads to weight gain. To take a look at some of the more popular supplements for insulin resistance and how they work, click this link https://www.whitelotusclinic.ca/top-3-supplements-for-insulin-resistance/Looking for more support? Join Your PCOS Planner Here