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Cortisol: Weight & Energy Impact

Cortisol is a hormone that plays a crucial role in our body's stress response.

For women with PCOS, understanding cortisol's impact on weight and energy levels is key to managing their condition effectively.

What is Cortisol?

Cortisol, often called the "stress hormone," is produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress.

It helps regulate metabolism, immune response, and blood pressure.

However, chronic stress can lead to consistently high levels of cortisol, which can have negative effects on the body.

Cortisol and Weight Gain

High cortisol levels can lead to weight gain, particularly in the abdominal area. This can be especially challenging for women with PCOS, who are already prone to weight gain.

Excess weight, especially around the midsection, can further disrupt hormone balance and exacerbate PCOS symptoms.

Cortisol and Energy Levels

Cortisol plays a role in regulating energy levels throughout the day. Imbalanced cortisol levels can lead to fatigue, insomnia, or disrupted sleep patterns.

This can make it challenging for women with PCOS to maintain consistent energy levels, impacting their daily activities and overall well-being.

PROVITA Probiotics and Cortisol

PROVITA Probiotics can play a role in supporting cortisol balance. The gut-brain axis connects the gut and brain, and a healthy gut can help regulate stress responses.

By promoting a balanced gut environment, PROVITA Probiotics may help reduce cortisol levels and support overall well-being.


Understanding cortisol and its effects on weight and energy levels is crucial for women with PCOS.

By incorporating stress-reducing activities, healthy lifestyle choices, and the support of PROVITA Probiotics, women with PCOS can take control of their health and well-being.

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