One of the most common gynecological conditions, endometriosis affects approximately 10% of reproductive women worldwide – or about 190 million people! 
But what exactly is endometriosis, what are the symptoms, and – if you or someone you know is suffering from it – what can you do at home to help? After reading today’s blog, you’ll know the answers to all of these questions and more.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where the same tissue that lines the uterus – called the endometrium – begins to grow outside of the uterus, interfering with other organs within the pelvic region.
The disorder is typically quite painful, especially during menstrual cycles, as the tissue acts as though it’s within the uterus, breaking down and bleeding with each cycle.
Although all menstrual cycles can cause pain in the pelvic region, those with endometriosis often experience cramping that’s far more painful than normal.
Other symptoms include painful intercourse, painful urination or bowel movements, bleeding between periods, or even infertility. 
If you believe you may have endometriosis, it’s a good idea to consult with a doctor. However, research into this condition is limited. There is no cure and few treatment options.
One thing researchers are aware of, however, is that endometriosis is an inflammatory disease triggered by certain hormones. 
This can help us know which kind of supplements can help you or your loved ones with this condition.
The best supplements for endometriosis
While all nutrients are important, the ones below can help you or a loved one have healthier menstrual cycles overall, while also tackling the causes and symptoms of endometriosis.
Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is actually a difficult nutrient to get naturally. It’s found in eggs and fish mostly, and you can also get it from the sun. But what else can you get from the sun? Burns, photodamage, a bunch of bad stuff.
When you lather up sunscreen – you’re not taking in any vitamin D.
While you should certainly protect your skin, this is why over 41% of people are thought to be deficient in this nutrient. 
Though there isn’t a ton of research on endometriosis, there is some research showing a strong link between a vitamin D deficiency and endometriosis. Not only that, the research found that the severity of the disease was directly linked to how low levels of vitamin D were in the body. 
This may come as no surprise as a vitamin D deficiency has previously been linked to various other chronic pain conditions. 
Studies have found that increasing vitamin D intake can actually alleviate pain in people with certain menstrual disorders. 
Additionally, low levels of the vitamin have also been linked to other menstrual disorders. 
Really, there are a thousand reasons why you should want to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D. But if you’re suffering from endometriosis or any other pain disorder – menstrual related or otherwise – consider raising your vitamin D levels to see how that can help.
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Vitamin E is another essential nutrient. It’s important to the health of your blood, brain, and skin. It also supports your eyes and reproductive organs.
On top of that, it has antioxidant properties.
What antioxidants do is neutralize free radicals within the body. Free radicals are unstable atoms on the hunt for an electron in order to stabilize themselves. In the process, they harm cells and cause damage to your body. This is known as oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress has been shown to play a key role in the development and symptoms of endometriosis. 
And women with endometriosis have been found to have lower than normal levels of antioxidants. 
One study found that taking antioxidants – like vitamin E – significantly reduced pelvic pain in those with endometriosis. 
Speaking of antioxidants, vitamin C is one of the best ones out there. In fact, it was the other antioxidant in the study we just mentioned. 
But that’s not all. Vitamin C has been shown to regulate hormones within the body, allowing for better menstrual cycles and overall reproductive health. 
Did you know that our Micelle Liposomal Vitamin C also contains vitamin E for supercharged antioxidant action?
Pyridoxine, or vitamin B6, is another important nutrient responsible for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.
Another task this vitamin is capable of is regulating the hormones which can cause or worsen endometriosis. 
A compound derived from turmeric root, curcumin is a heavily studied antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Plenty of research shows that curcumin can reduce oxidative stress and promote a healthy inflammatory response within the body. 
Additionally, researchers have found that curcumin can not only lower the inflammation and oxidative stress caused by endometriosis, but the compound may slow the development and lower the severity of the condition. 
Purality Health’s Micelle Liposomal Curcumin Gold is formulated to ensure full absorption of the compound into your body.
Made with two other powerful anti-inflammatories, our curcumin may just be the relief you’re looking for.