An estimated 10 percent of women of childbearing age have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The condition is often diagnosed while trying to identify a cause of infertility. PCOS is characterized by enlarged cystic ovaries, high levels of male hormones, obesity, elevated insulin levels, and prediabetes.
This is my next one. Inositol!
INOSITOL BENEFITS & FUNCTIONS:
1. Important in fat and cholesterol metabolism
2. Mild lipotropic agent that removes fats from the liver and lowers blood cholesterol
3. Has been found in studies to improve symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) including infertility, with significant weight loss and increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels
4. Used to help prevent plaque build-up and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
5. Needed for hair growth, nail growth and strong healthy hair
6. Helps maintain healthy skin
7. Has been used to prevent and treat eczema
8. Considered a brain food as it works with choline in brain cell nutrition
9. Needed, together with choline, for formation of lecithin, a key building block of cell membranes that protects cells from oxidation and forms the protective sheath around the brain
10. Essential component of myelin that coats nerves and regulates nerve transmission, and may help treat nerve disorders
11. Has helped improve nerve function in diabetics who experience pain and numbness arising from nerve degeneration
12. Preliminary research indicates that inositol has a calming effect and may help treat depression, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder
And why else do I love this? Have dropped at LEAST 5 lbs in the last month. My magnetic rings are loose on my fingers, and one of them fell off. Between this and upping the proteolytic enzyme blends, plus taking the d-limolene essential oils of lemon and orange oil, which also helps in dissolving the fat in the liver and dissolving gallstones, I'm seeing light at the end of the weight loss tunnel.
There are TWO different forms of Inositol, which is Myo-Inositol and D-Chiro Inositol.
The D-Chiro inositol is the one for PCOS and infertility. The combo would mix would be 10 to 1. As in 1000 mg of myo inositol and 100 of d-chiro inositol. In addition, inositol is a lipotropic agent which helps your body remove fats from your organs and blood (Goodbye fatty liver!). While inositol is most commonly thought of for restoring menstrual cycles and fertility, replacing clomiphene or metformin, current research promises a role well beyond these symptoms.
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What is inositol?
Inositol has been a hot topic of discussion for some time. For some background, you can refer to my previous articles, interviews and research here. In a nutshell, inositol is not a drug; it is a class of B-vitamins that naturally occur in many of the foods we consume such as fruits, legumes, vegetables, nuts, buckwheat and beans.
Two of the 9 forms of inositol (MYO and DCI) have special insulin sensitizing capabilities and are important “second messengers” for insulin receptors. You will notice that supplement dosages of MYO are always higher than for DCI; that is because your body converts MYO into DCI. These inositols are critical players in insulin signaling, and the disruption in this signaling, due to a lack of one or the other, leads researchers to believe that inositol is a key component in insulin resistance.
Unfortunately, women with PCOS have a breakdown in this process. Our bodies have difficulty converting inositol from our food into MYO and DCI, or we excrete too much DCI and cannot produce enough to replace it. This causes the breakdown in insulin processing.
As you may know, insulin resistance (IR) triggers increased testosterone. IR and high testosterone are common symptoms in women with PCOS, which cascade into a host of hormone related health issues ranging from difficulty with fertility to acne and hair loss.
In addition, inositol is a lipotropic agent which helps your body remove fats from your organs and blood. While inositol is most commonly thought of for restoring menstrual cycles and fertility, replacing clomiphene or metformin, current research promises a role well beyond these symptoms.
The D-Chiro form is harder to find in bulk, but the Myo-inositol is easy to find in bulk formula.
Myo-Inositol in bulk: http://amzn.to/2dgDBdx or eBay: http://ebay.to/2cI8Dus
Order D-Chiro Inositol from here:
There are no added ingredients whatsoever. Any questions can be directed to Anne Seccombe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Found a D-Chiro here in capsules, and only the capsule has a bad ingredient (hypromellose), and in this case, we would simply empty out the capsule and mix with the myo-inositol in the 10 to 1 ratio.
|Remember to BEWARE of Cellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose and Hypromellose.|
Since these are in just the capsules, they can also be RE-encapsulated into safter gelatin capsule.
This product can be emptied out and put in water anyway.
The Inositols are palatable, so encapsulation is unnecessary to begin with. The myo-inositol sweetens the water, and goes down super easy. So you can put both in water and drink right up.
NAC from BulkSupplements: http://amzn.to/2fiEdA9
This should be encapsulated, as it has the sulfur pungent odor. Swanson's has a decent one and is in a gelatin cap.
Both NAC and Inositol helps with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
One website summarizes inositol this way:
“Inositol” is a term used to refer to a group of naturally occurring carbohydrate compounds that exist in nine possible chemical orientations called stereoisomers...
Inositol, particularly myo-inositol and another less common stereoisomer called D-chiro-inositol, plays a critical, but underappreciated, role in insulin signaling. Conditions such as hyperglycemia and diabetes are associated with disrupted inositol signaling, leading many researchers to suggest that this may be a key pathologic feature of insulin resistance.
Research has shown that...inositol family members help to ameliorate conditions in which insulin resistance plays an important role, especially PCOS.
Both have been mentioned on the various online health summits. We take both inositol and NAC.
I usually take a particular supplement and/or compound and study it for months, and then after the benefits of one is memorized, etc... then I go to another one and am totally amazed all over again.