Dietary supplements for treatment of endometriosis: A review

Acta Biomed. 2022 Mar 14;93(1):e2022159. doi: 10.23750/abm.v93i1.11237.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antioxidants / pharmacology
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Endometriosis* / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Resveratrol
  • Vitamins / therapeutic use


  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamins
  • Resveratrol