When I first started on my natural healing journey with endometriosis, I think I became a supplement fanatic! I wanted every supplement in the health shop as they all seemed to solve some or other issues within my body. My kitchen had an entire cupboard devoted to just supplements! It became ridiculous and expensive.
What I began to realize is that not only was it difficult to swallow 5-10 supplements a day, it possibly wasn’t healthy and that I should be focusing on getting my nutrition from my food, rather than a bunch of supplements.
So, even though there are plenty more supplements I could recommend for Endometriosis, I decided it is probably best to focus on my TOP recommendations and pick only three.
These focus on reducing the pain, eating up scar tissue and cleansing the Uterus.
1. Serrapeptase for endometriosis
Serrapeptase (found on Amazon) is one of my first recommendations for women with Endometriosis as it is able to help clear up old scar tissue, adhesions, and cysts. It is a proteolytic enzyme that is found in silkworms. They use it to dissolve the cocoon when the moth comes out. It literally dissolves old tissue found within the body. It also has some amazing other benefits for the body, including cleansing the body of toxins and healing any digestive imbalances. There is an initial adjustment period, so don’t go rushing into full doses when you first get it. Make sure you get it from a quality source and that the tablets are enteric-coated – this ensures they get to where they need to be.
2. Ghu Zhi Fu Ling Wan for endometriosis
This is a Chinese Medicine that I have typically combined with Serrapeptase but it is exceptional at cleansing the uterus and reduces that heavy clotting and stagnation in the monthly cycle. I have found that most countries seem to have this one available on eBay, so do a search and hopefully, you can find it online. The Ghu Zhi Fu Ling Wan works on cleansing the liver, which is inherently where our focus should be when it comes to Endometriosis. This supplement along with a healthy, clean diet makes a huge difference to that monthly cycle and dramatically improved not just the pain levels but also the number of cysts and the heaviness of my monthly cycle.
3. Krill Oil for endometriosis
Our typical diets are very high in Omega 6 oils. Even healthy choices like nuts and seeds contain very high levels of Omega 6. Ideally, the natural balance within our bodies is to have the same ratio of Omega 6:3 fats. In most cases, we tend not to have enough of those Omega 3, which leads to an inflammatory response within the body. Krill Oil (found on Amazon) is incredibly high in Omega 3 fats and can really help to reduce the inflammatory response experienced with Endometriosis. It also helps with digestion and ensuring our individual cell membranes are pumped and ready to protect and release what they need to. Though Krill oil is slightly more expensive than Fish Oils, I do find Krill Oil to be a better choice, mainly because the source is often purer but it also seems to have a higher concentration of Omega 3 fats.
Fats and Oils are the transporters of our hormones into the cells and are therefore massively important when Endometriosis coincides with hormone imbalances.
I will also add that Chia Seeds are a great food source of ALA Omega 3.
I know there are heaps more and there are some which I could recommend for hormone balance or pain specifically but those are my TOP 3! It’s also important to try and get to the root cause, but supplements can be a great support while you work on healing. If you have Endometriosis or have experience with it, feel free to share your recommendations below.
*As a side note: I don’t recommend Vitex/Chasteberry for Endometriosis for a long period of time. It usually has initial benefits but taken over a longer period of time (more than 6 months) it can actually make Endometriosis worse. I have personally experienced this and many of my followers have seconded this experience.