D-CHIRO-INOSITOL (DCI)

Fact sheet

D-chiro-inositol (DCI) – a naturally occurring isomer of inositol, is an important component in all human cells. Inositol-containing lipids and phosphates are required for various structural and functional processes, including membrane formation, signalling and osmoregulation. D-chiro-inositol acts as a critical second messenger, mediating cellular responses to insulin. Studies demonstrate this compound plays a role in supporting ovarian and menstrual function, healthy glucose and insulin metabolism, lipid metabolism, and cardiovascular function. It may also help regulate inflammation metabolism and modulate serotonin activity.19, 20

D-chiro Inositol effectiveness in oocyte quality21

amount of oocytes retreived, pcs

OVULATORY AND METABOLIC EFFECTS

OF D-CHIRO-INOSITOL22

Ovulatory effect of DCI

Ovulatory effect of DCI

Characteristics of 44 women with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at baseline and after the Administration of D-Chiro-Inositol or Placebo for six to eight weeks.

John E. Nestler et al. Ovulatory and metabolic effects of d -chiro-inositol in the polycystic ovary syndrome. The New England Journal of Medicine, 1999.

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