So, let me tell you a little more about Ovasitol.
What is Ovasitol?
Ovasitol is a supplement designed for women with PCOS. It is a combination of D-Chiro and Myo-inositol in a 40:1 ratio.
Let’s break that down a little. If you’ve been following PCOS Diet Support for a while, you may know that Myo-inositol has always been my number 1 PCOS supplement. It has helped me conceive, lose weight, manage my cravings and generally stay in control of my PCOS. So, why am I now recommending Ovasitol?
To answer that question properly, I need to explain a little more about Myo- Insoitol and D chiro inositol.
I’ve written about Myo-inositol before (you can see that article here) so I won’t go into all of that detail again. But to briefly summarise it here:
- Myo-inositol is one of 9 other kinds of Inositols.
- It is the most common inositol occurring in the body.
- It is really important in helping insulin enter cells effectively.
- It also plays a role in way in which insulin works on the cell and it makes insulin’s role more effective.
Remember that women with PCOS have irregularities in the way the body responds to glucose and insulin so if you work on the insulin pathway, you are likely to see some improvements in PCOS symptoms.
So, how does D-chiro Inositol compare to Myo-Inositol?
D-chiro inositol (DCI) is formed from myo-inositol. It is not present in as high a concentration as myo-inositol. Now, women with PCOS are thought to have a deficiency of DCI. You see, DCI is formed from myo-inositol but women with PCOS struggle to make that conversion. We also lose more DCI in our urine than we should. (1)
Now, researchers suggest that this deficiency and impaired use of DCI may result in or at least contribute to insulin resistance in women with PCOS.
But, what does DCI actually do? How does it help women with PCOS?
Well, DCI helps to improve the efficacy of insulin. In doing this, it also improves: (2)
- blood pressure and cholesterol
- serum levels of androgens (testosterone)
- ovulatory function
That sounds pretty good to me.
Why combine the two?
For the last 4 years I have been taking myo-inositol on it’s own and it has worked well for me. So, why change? Why is cominbed myo-inositol and DCI better than myo-inositol on it’s own?
Well, myo-inositol is really important for improving egg quality and ovarian function. This is obviously particularly important if you are trying to conceive. And DCI has been shown to address the insulin resistance to commonly seen in PCOS (in fact, research suggests that most obese women with PCOS and 50% of lean women with PCOS have insulin resistance) (3)
Using a combined approach helps to tackle PCOS from a systemic level, as well as at the level of the ovary (4)
Where can I get Ovasitol?
You can order Ovasitol through a US based company, Theralogix. It is the only company that offers the combined MI and DCI and most importantly, it’s in the right ratio. You see, too much DCI has been shown to impair egg development so getting the dosage and ratio right is important.
When you order the Ovasitol, you’ll get a 3 month supply made up of easy to use sachets. Just mix one sachet in water twice a day. It’s really easy and less messy than the big tub of Inositol I used to use.
Right at the beginning, I told you that my PCOS was not where I want it to be at the moment, since my surgery in February. I’ve gained 3kg in 2 months and my cycle which is normally pretty regular has gone MIA.
I only received my Ovasitol a week ago and have been taking it for 6 days. In that time I have lost 1kg (I’ve also been much stricter with my eating). Still no period but I know that may take a bit of time.
With these benefits in such a small amount of time, as well as all of the research that I have read and shared, I definitely think Ovasitol is my new number 1 PCOS supplement.
I highly recommend it and think you’ll see great improvements in your PCOS.
So, if you’re rearing to go and give it a try, you can order some here, for the best price.
If you already take Ovasitol, please leave me a comment below and let me know what improvements you’ve seen since taking it! I’d love to hear from you!
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Tarryn is the founder of PCOS Diet Support, the top ranked PCOS diet & lifestyle site with over 160,000 users per month. As a fellow cyster there are no empty promises here, just facts