If you have found your way here it means you are a diligent advocate for either your health or someone you love. You may be a woman with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) or you may have read some of the cutting edge (currently experimental) theories about D-chiro-inositol’s impact on a variety of maladies like Autism, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, OCD, Depression, PTSD. While we are certainly excited about the possibilities of DCI’s potential we have a strict policy of only touting benefits that have been proven in human (in vivo) clinical trials. Currently, only PCOS is in that category.
Whatever brought you here we are glad you found us and we are happy to discuss the latest research and help you decide if DCI is right for you. As mentioned, successful clinical trials have shown that many women can relieve their PCOS by allowing their bodies to dispose of sugar naturally and effectively.
DCI is what is known as a secondary messenger in the insulin signaling process and is considered an insulin sensitizer. When you eat food, sugar is extracted and goes into your blood. Your pancreas releases insulin in response to the sugar. The insulin tells the cells of your body to either burn the sugar for energy or to store it as fat for later. As the sugar level goes down, the insulin level goes down as well. Insulin doesn’t communicate directly with the cells, however… It communicates through a secondary messenger made out of DCI.
Another important thing that happens to women when there is insulin in your blood: the ovaries release testosterone in response to the insulin. This is natural. As the sugar is disposed of, the insulin level goes down and the ovaries stop releasing testosterone.
DCI is not abundant in diet. It is scarce in foods, so your body must make it from myo-inositol, which is abundant in many foods. But, the transformation is a complicated process with many steps that some people are not able to do very well. As a result, they don’t have enough DCI and the sugar doesn’t get disposed of quickly.
The following chart shows, in a simplified way, the steps involved in converting myo to DCI. Keep in mind that each of the steps shown has multiple sub-steps, and that multiple enzymes are required for each step. The point being, there are lots of ways that this can go wrong.
If you don’t have enough DCI, the insulin level stays high, which means that the ovaries keep producing testosterone. This high level of testosterone is the origin of many of the signs and symptoms of PCOS—anovulation (not ovulating), irregular or absent periods, ovarian cysts, unwanted body hair, hair loss, belly fat, acne, infertility, etc.
For many women with PCOS, DCI can solve these problems by allowing the body to dispose of sugar effectively.
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