Does it seem to be getting harder and harder to function, on a daily basis?
Does it seem like your “life-force” has drained…never to return?
You may benefit from a very essential vitamin from the vitamin B family. Inositol, sometimes referred to as vitamin B-8, is found in high concentrations in the brain.
There are nine types of inositol, but the only two we are concerned with today are D-Chiro Inositol and MYO Inositol..
D-Chiro Inositol (derived from carob juice) has qualities that anyone with fibromyalgia may benefit from.
In the brain, all major neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, acetylcholine, and GABA rely on inositol in order to be able to relay messages throughout the body.
D-Chiro Inositol can improve the way the body uses insulin; With proper diet, it can bring balance to blood sugar levels, reducing cravings, and providing better energy levels to both men and women.
D-Chiro Inositol, when used in combination with MYO Inositol, greatly reduces PCOS symptoms and metabolic syndrome symptoms in women.
The most noticeable symptoms of Post-menopausal women who have metabolic syndrome would be blood sugar imbalance and an increase in body fat around the waist area.
- A recently released study from the University of Messina in Italy indicates Myo-inositol to be helpful for post-menopausal women who have metabolic syndrome.
PCOS (polycystic ovaries)
Symptoms of PCOS (polycystic ovaries) may include:
- Menstrual problems such as: painful periods, heavy bleeding, irregular bleeding and even few or no menstrual periods.
- Hair loss from the scalp and hair growth on the face, or other parts of the body.
- Acne and oily skin
- Fertility problems, such as not releasing an egg or repeat miscarriages.
- Insulin resistance and too much insulin
The use of the combination of MYO Inositol and D-Chiro-inositol (DCI) has been well studied in women with PCOS; both showing good results often within a week’s time.
There are also ongoing studies linking the lack of inositol to such mental health conditions as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
As with all supplements, you should keep in mind that not everyone’s bodies are the same. No matter how beneficial various studies may show a supplement to be, some people may have side-effects. This is why it is always best to consult with a naturopathic doctor or nutritionist, or at the very least, start out with a lower dosage and gradually increase.
You can find information on possible side effects of inositol at http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2016/01/02/inositol-side-effects-adverse-reactions-list/