Dietary supplements for treatment of endometriosis: A review

Dietary supplements for treatment of endometriosis: A review


  • Pınar Yalçın Bahat Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Sciences University, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Işıl Ayhan Health Sciences University, Zeynep Kamil Women and Children’s Diseases Training and Research Hospital
  • Eda Üreyen Özdemir Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ümit İnceboz IRENBE Obstetrics&Gynecology and IVF Center, Izmir, Turkey
  • Engin Oral Turkish Endometriosis&Adenomyosis Society, Founding President, Istanbul, Turkey


dietary supplements, complementary therapies, endometriosis


As search for optimal therapy continues for endometriosis, aid of dietary supplements is gaining attention. Supplements can be used for their anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-proliferative and immune modulatory charactheristics. We reviewed the literature, evaluated and synthesized effects of vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, omega 3, propolis, quercetin, curcumin, N-acetylcysteine, probiotics, resveratrol, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and epigallocatechin-3-gallate. Based on results of in vitro, animal and human studies, it might be safe to say that dietary supplements can be used as a complementary treatment for endometriosis.


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