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3 ways exante may help with PCOS:  

Did you know that PCOS affects 1 in 10 women in the UK?  PCOS, which stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common condition which affects how a woman’s ovaries work. And since September marks PCOS awareness month, here are 3 ways exante can help with PCOS:  

But wait, what causes PCOS?  

PCOS is normally caused by underdeveloped follicle sacs where eggs grow in the ovaries. And although they are completely harmless, they often cause uncomfortable symptoms that are difficult to treat. Some of these include:  

  • Missed or irregular periods 
  • Difficulty getting pregnant  
  • Excessive hair growth around areas such as the face, back and neck (also called Hirsutism)  
  • Oily skin and thinning hair  
  • Weight gain and difficulty losing weight  


Although the symptoms vary amongst women, here are 3 ways exante can help you manage PCOS symptoms:  

1. Helps you reach your nutrient targets:  

Research has shown that vitamin deficiency, including vitamin D and vitamin A may lead to an increase in PCOS symptoms and complication. exante meal replacement shakes contain 27 vitamins and minerals, which are often lacking in regular diets, each serving contains 1/3 of your daily nutrient requirements (NRVs). This ensures you are getting all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need which may help reduce symptoms and help you reach a balanced diet.  

Our BURST multivitamin drinks are also a tasty and refreshing way to get your vitamin and mineral intake. With low sugar* and low calories* exante’s BURST drinks have 3 in 1 benefits that are perfect for hair, skin and nail** maintenance.  

2. Helps with weight loss:  

Weight loss is the most effective way to help manage PCOS symptoms and reduce complications. However, as PCOS may cause insulin resistance and higher levels of stress hormones, weight loss with PCOS becomes very difficult.  

Our meal replacement shakes are a great way to achieve your health goals and weight loss targets as they are simple, convenient and (most importantly) calorie controlled! With only 200 calories per serving, our shakes are a perfect meal replacement as they are high in protein and fibre. They also come in lots of different flavours to choose from!  

Grab a copy of The Digest to read more about exante’s ambassador @curvycarlyweightloss, who shared her tips and tricks for managing PCOS in our latest issue of The Digest!  

“As I’m losing weight, the symptoms are becoming more manageable” 

Get our latest copy issue here. 

3. Helps with hunger and cravings:  

Because PCOS causes hormonal imbalance, many women with PCOS often struggle with hunger and cravings. Our slender sip weight loss drink*** is an effective way to reduce hunger because it contains our key ingredient Glucomannan, which is a dietary fibre that aids in weight loss*** by absorbing water and gently expanding in your stomach leaving less room for other snacks or food.   


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*As Consumed  

** Iron and Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, and skin. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, skin, and nails. Manganese and Vitamin C contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Choline contributes to normal lipid metabolism. 

*** Glucomannan in the context of an energy restricted diet contributes to weight loss. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of glucomannan in three doses of 1 g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water, before meals and in the context of an energy-restricted diet. WARNING: Choking hazard for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with an inadequate fluid intake, consume with plenty of water to ensure the substance reaches the stomach. 

 Please consult a medical professional before making any changes to your diet. 

Lujain Alhassan

Lujain Alhassan

Writer and expert

Lujain is a Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) with a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Leeds. With a keen interest in Diabetes and performance nutrition, Lujain works closely with our team and medical partners as our in-house nutritionist and nutrition coordinator.