3 Secrets of Inositol
for PCOS

By Physician Amanda Chua
16  Jul 2022

Ino... what?! 

Inositol is a naturally occurring compound found in various types of foods. It plays a vital role in metabolism, fertility, mood regulation, and more! 

1. The Inositol – PCOS Connection 

Perhaps you have heard of inositol as a recommendation for women with PCOS. There is growing evidence that imbalances in 2 particular forms of inositol, myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol, causes insulin resistance in PCOS women. Insulin resistance is the underlying cause for PCOS

Modern research proved that myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol have positive effects in reducing insulin resistance, improving glucose/insulin ratios and even cholesterol levels!

2. Myo-Inositol May Improves Fertility

There’s emerging evidence supporting the use of Myo-Inositol for the use in PCOS fertility treatments. 

Myo-inositol has been shown to: 

One study showed that PCOS women who took myo-inositol + folic acid during IVF were 3x more likely to get pregnant

3. Safety and Side effects 

Myo-inositol is considered a safe supplement.

 The side effects associated with Myo-inositol supplementation are rare, and usually limited to mild stomach upset in unusually high doses.  Also, there is currently no evidence to suggest that Myo-inositol supplements having negative interactions with other supplements or drugs. 

If unsure, it is still worth speaking to your doctor before taking any supplements !

In my next article, I will be sharing on how TCM views and manages PCOS, so stay tuned!