This formula is for the maintenance and support of ovarian health and insulin sensitivity.
The d-Pinitol component of this formula is a naturally occurring compound, not a drug. The technical name for d-Pinitol is "3-O-methyl-D-chiro-inositol". D-Pinitol is converted into d-chiro-inositol in the body.
D-chiro-inositol was tested in 44 obese women with PCOS who took 1,200 mg of it once a day, or placebo for eight weeks. The D-chiro-inositol group had an improvement in insulin resistance and a 55% reduction in testosterone levels compared to the placebo group. Significantly more women ovulated in the D-chiro-inositol group than in the placebo group (86% vs. 27%).
In a study of diabetics, administration of 600 mg of pinitol twice a day for three months reduced blood glucose concentration by 19% and significantly improved insulin resistance.*
This formula also contains chromium. In a small study, six women with PCOS took 1000 mcg of chromium picolinate for two months, at which time their glucose disposal (insulin sensitivity) had improved by an average of 35%, and their baseline insulin levels fell by 22%. Chromium improves the effectiveness of insulin.*
This formula also contains vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency appears to occur in women with PCOS and may contribute to some of the biochemical abnormalities seen in this condition.
In a study of 13 women with PCOS, five were found to have obvious vitamin D deficiency and three others had borderline-low vitamin D status. All 13 women were treated with vitamin D and calcium. Of the nine women with absent or irregular menstruation prior to vitamin D treatment, seven experienced normalization of their menstrual cycles within two months and the other two became pregnant. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding also resolved.*
Low vitamin D has been linked to insulin resistance, obesity and fatty liver degeneration.
Functions of vitamin D include improved insulin sensitivity, better bone health, reduction of inflammation, and longer lifespan.
This formula represents a strategy to promote, improve and support ovarian health and insulin sensitivity, resulting in better overall health.*
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Each capsule contains:
d-Pinitol (3-O-methyl-D-chiro-inositol) (600 mg)
Chromium (polynicotinate) (250 mcg)
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) (600 IU)
Suggested Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with meals.
Vegetable cellulose capsule. May contain ascorbyl palmitate and/or silica. Independently tested by certified laboratories for authenticity, potency, solvent residue, stability and bacteria, yeast and mold counts. Free of gluten or soy.
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