INOSITOL for PCOS treatment: Insulin resistance, pregnancy, and importance of the right ratio
What is PCOS?
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a health condition caused by hormonal imbalance in women. In India, one in every five women faces PCOS, and PCOS/hormonal imbalance-related issues are on the rise in the country. PCOS is a lifelong disease, but it can easily be controlled with healthy lifestyle changes, proper diet, and health supplements. If not controlled in the early stages, it can lead to infertility and diabetes; it is one of the most common causes of infertility in women.
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What is Inositol and its importance in PCOS?
Inositol supplement has shown promising results in the treatment of PCOS; it helps control the blood sugar levels in the patient, which is helpful with pregnancy. Inositol is produced by our body and is also found in some foods, such as beans, whole grain bread, dried prunes, wheat bran, peas, peanut butter, and almonds. Inositol is a form of sugar (alcoholic sugar) and is also sometimes called Vitamin B8, although inositol is not a vitamin.
Inositol is present in nine forms, and out of these nine forms, Myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI) have the biggest and most positive impact on PCOS.
How does Inositol benefit insulin resistance and PCOS symptoms?
Insulin is responsible for helping the cells convert sugar glucose to energy; those who are insulin resistant are unable to convert glucose into energy, causing sugar to build up in the blood, hence increasing blood sugar levels. Women who have PCOS make insulin but are unable to use it for the good of the body, which leads to developing issues such as high cholesterol, obesity, infertility, and diabetes.
Many people who suffer from PCOS are insulin resistant. Inositol has proven to positively impact insulin resistance. When taken in the right ratio, inositol helps reduce PCOS symptoms and insulin resistance.
What is the importance of the right ratios of Inositol for pregnancy and PCOS?
When it comes to Inositol, ratios hold great importance; if taken in higher amounts, it can lead to worsening of PCOS symptoms, while the same formula when taken in the right ratio shows many benefits.
In a healthy body, Inositol is present in the ratio of 40 to 1, 40 MI to 1 DCI, and in an unhealthy body, it is present in higher amounts. This is because usually the body turns MI into DCI, but that’s not the case in women with PCOS; research has shown that women suffering from PCOS tend not to convert MI into DCI, which leads to a decrease in the levels of DCI in the body. Lower DCI levels increase the risk of diabetes and insulin resistance.
The combined therapy of Myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI) has proven to show better results in women with PCOS than Metformin therapy. The 40:1 MI/DI therapy ratio is great for restarting ovulation in women trying to get pregnant.
PCOS is one of the most common causes of developing infertility; around 80% of women who suffer infertility also suffer from PCOS. The imbalance of the MI to DCI ratio in ovaries affects women’s periods, egg quality, and ovulation.
PCOS, Inositol, and Health Supplements
Inositols are made by our body to maintain cholesterol and insulin levels. To treat PCOS, inositol MI and DCI in a ratio of 40:1 are the most helpful. The best way to obtain this inositol ratio is either through diet or health supplements.
We at AFD Pharma have created the perfect health supplement to deal with PCOS and its symptoms.
AFD Pharma’s LYBER – PCO is the best PCOS supplement to ease the pain and suffering of women struggling with PCOS, improves hormonal balance and helps deal with PCOS symptoms. It improves the menstrual health and reproductive health of women. LYBER – PCO contains the apt 40:1 Myo and D-chiro inositol ratio which is the best combination for treating women suffering from PCOS. It helps improve the oocyte quality, oocyte maturation and maintains a healthy hormonal balance.
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