Here is part 4
This thread is for the ongoing discussion about D-chiro Inositol, so share any experiences, and ask any questions you want!
Link to the previous thread...
FAQ on D-chiro Inositol and Myo-Inositol
Benefits of Myo-Inositol
*Encourges Ovulation in women with absent or irregular menstrual cycles with PCOS
*Decreases Leptin, and helps with Wieght loss in PCOS
*Improves Mood, and can help depression according to studies
*It is really good for your liver
* decreses androgens
*helps Insulin Resistance
*Lowers total and free testosterone levels
*Improves quality of eggs
Testamonials and threads on Myo-Inositol
What is the best dose for Myo-Inositol?
The studies seem to be based on 2,000 mg or 4,000 mg. While there was one study on 200 mg, I recomend the 2 or 4,ooo mg dose for extra insurance that you will get all the benefits of Myo-I. Starting with 1,000 mg and gradually working your way up to the dose you choose is a good way to do it.
If your BMI is above 37, you will probably need higher doses than 4,000 mg.
Where can I purchase Myo-Inositol?
Myo-Inositol is the fancy name for regular old Inositol supplements, which can be purchased usually at health food and supplement stores, along with online stores. My favorite right now is iherb.com, but Vitacost.com, and luckyvitamin.com are also great
It is available in powder or capsule form. I take powder form, and just swallow water on top. It is not hard to take, it is a sweet powder! Much easier than swallow tons of pills, and cheaper too.
Should I take both Myo-Inositol and D-chiro Inositol or just one of them?
That is your personal choice, of course. They both have similar results in the studies, and they are both from the inositol family. However I think taking both of them could give you the best results? Myo-Inositol has been proven to help with Wieght loss, and D-chiro Inositol helps with Waist-to-hip ratio. So they both have their special things they do. They both help with Ovulation, lowering testosterone, ect. Myo-Inositol has helped my skin, and is proven to help ance and hair growth.
Alot of poeple are just taking D-chiro Inositol with good results, but a few of us take both Myo-I and DCI. Reading the clinical studies might help you make a decision also.
For myself, I take both D-chiro Inositol and Myo-Inositol. I had been on DCI for a few months, and added in the Myo-Inositol recently and I found additional benefits adding Myo-Insoitol to my regime!
How do I take Myo-Inositol?
It is recomended to spread your Myo-I into at least 2 doses, and 3 if possible. Take it 45 minutes to 1 hour before eating on an empty stomach Inositol is water soulable, so drink it with water. I just place the sweet powder on my tounge sometimes, and drink down a nice amount of water. The Myo-I just melts in my mouth! As with DCI, Caffiene Kills MYo- Inositol, and also depletes your Inositol stores in your body.
D-chiro Inositol benefits
*Encourages Ovulation in women with absent or irregular menstraul cycles with PCOS
*Lowers androgen levels
*Improves Waist to Hip Ratio
*Helps lower Insulin Resistance comparable to Metformin (you must take enough, though. I recomend 20 mg of DCI for each Kg of body wieght)
Testamonials and threads on D-chiro Inositol
Where Can I purchase D-chiro Inositol?
There are currently about 4 places to get DCI. Keep in mind that if you purchase from iherb.com or d-chiro-inositol.com, you will have to order 2 bottles or more of DCI because the pills are only 300 mg each, so you will have to take twice as much. Chiralbalance are 600 mg each pills
The pcosinfo site may be a good choice for those ordering from Australia?
What is a good dose of D-chiro inositol?
The Chiralbalance site recomends 10-20 mg per kg of your bodywieght. From my personal experience, I think 20 mg per kg of bodywieght is the best
A kg is 2.2 lbs.
How Do I take D-chiro Inositol?
In the one of the original studies with DCI/PCOS they told the participants to take 1200 mg on an empty stomach in the morning with water, then wait one hour before eating anything. Scince then, Cysters have found it is helpful to spread the dose throughout the daytaking DCI at least Twice a day, maybe even three times per day. DCI needs to be taken on an empty stomach, 45 minutes-1 hour before your meals Also taking it before exercise is a good idea too. The main thing is that for it to absorb into your body right, it needs to be on an empty stomach.It is also important that DCI be taken with Water, because Inositol is water soulable
Caffiene kills Inositol in your body. I try to steer clear of caffiene and drink only de-caff most of the time.