In 10 seconds? Research has shown that daily supplements of inositol, specifically Myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI), can safely and effectively improve symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – a condition that can make it difficult to get pregnant.

What’s the finding? And hasn’t inositol been around for a while? Natural inositol has been proven to ameliorate endocrine, metabolic, and reproductive conditions in women with PCOS – which is good news in terms of fertility. And, you are right, inositol is not new to science! The medical field has long recognized and studied the function of inositol in our bodies. As a natural molecule, it is present in various tissues and plays a crucial role in cell signaling. Inositol can exist as nine stereoisomers (molecules that have the same number of atoms of each element but they are distinctively arranged in space). Two of these stereoisomers, MI and DCI, are the most widely distributed in nature and hold key roles as insulin-sensitizing agents, in glucose metabolism and various biochemical pathways within the ovaries. Due to their inherent functions, these compounds have emerged as potential supplements for women with PCOS.

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