Researchers at IPUS University in Chiasso, Switzerland, highlighted the positive impact of the inositol molecule on female fertility.
Inositol to prevent diabetes
The inositol molecule has multiple effects on our health. For example, it increases our resistance to oxidative stress. However, it is mainly used to fight type 2 diabetes. This diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, causing an increase in blood sugar levels. Inositol improves insulin sensitivity for people with insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome
Insulin resistance appears to be related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common pattern of female infertility: 5 to 10% of women have it. Indeed, this syndrome is characterized by an increase in androgens, the male hormones related to insulin resistance. However, an excessively high rate of androgens (hyperandrogenism) is often the cause of a disturbance of the menstrual cycle in addition to a lack of sensitivity to insulin. A disturbance of the menstrual cycle leads to a decrease or even a total cessation of ovulation.
The role of inositol in the treatment of PCOS
According to studies by scientists at IPUS University including Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Vottorio Unfer, myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol (two different forms of the Inositol molecule) seem effective in treating different aspects of PCOS, including hyperandrogenism, hyperglycemia and insulin resistance.
Almost 90% of women taking Inositol get a menstrual cycle in three months and 70% return to a regular menstrual cycle.
Half of the patients who are given inositol begin to ovulate.
55% become pregnant.
Inositol would have a positive effect on ovarian function and increase the quality of oocytes.