I was just reading and researching about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and expanded some knowledge about the use of myo-inositol (MI) and d-chiro-inositol (DCI) in sensitizing insulin, lowering androgens and inducing ovulation. It turns out, recent studies suggest that both are important factors and that the combination is superior to either being used alone. The studies pointed out that MI and DCI should be maintained in a physiologic ratio of 40:1 of MI to DCI, as this is particularly important in supporting good egg quality. Before I geek out too much, the recommendation for those of you struggling with PCOS comes down to this: use both MI, 2000 mg twice daily AND DCI 50 mg twice daily to improve ovulation, lower androgens and sensitize insulin. Both are available over the counter and are an important key in treating PCOS, along with a low glycemic diet, lots of good protein, no dairy, no gluten, lots of healthy fats, omega-3s and zinc.
The Italians have taken it one step further and have developed a combination product that is patent pending, which you can find here: http://www.lolipharmainternational.com/inocombi.html
I’d like to suggest that we improve on this formulation by using activated folate (methyl folate or L-MTHF) instead of folic acid.