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D-chiro-inositol (DCI)

Insulin acts by bringing glucose into the cell via a second messenger called inositolphophoglycan (IPG).
Several studies show that women with PCOS may have a deficiency in IPG, which contain DCI as well as myo-inositol (MI), and this deficiency contributes to insulin resistance. MI belongs to the B vitamin family found in some citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, almonds, and walnuts. Studies involving insulin resistance showed that women with PCOS had low DCI concentration. DCI is found in several plants and fruits, in buckwheat, carob, and in some melons.

DCI had the following effects when given to patients with PCOS for 6-8 weeks at a dosage of 1200 mg per day.

  • It was more effective in obese women with PCOS.
  • DCI decreased testosterone and cholesterol triglycerides and improved blood pressure.
  • During the study, about 86% of women ovulated with DCI treatment.
  • DCI also improved weight loss.

Some studies demonstrated that metformin acts by increasing DCI. DCI is well tolerated and may be a substitute for women who cannot tolerate metformin, or it can be used in combination with metformin.

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