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Each bottle contains 60 capsules of 600 mg PURE D-chiro-inositol. No fillers. Made from carob not soy.
DCI is not abundant in an average diet. So your body must make it from myo-inositol, which is readily available in many foods. But not everyone is a “good converter”. As a result, they don't have enough DCI and the sugar doesn't get disposed of quickly. This can lead to a range of symptoms and issues. DCI may be what brings you back into balance.
Take one 600 mg capsule of D-chiro-inositol daily for each 130 pounds of body weight.
Take D-chiro-inositol in the morning just before your first meal of the day.
Try to give it 15min or so to get into your bloodstream before eating.
If you take more than one capsule, take one before Breakfast and one before Lunch or Dinner.
If splitting the dosage doesn't work for you, then taking two capsules before food is also fine.
Consistancy is more important, so try to take D-chiro-inositol daily without interruption.
Have more questions?
Here are some answers.
The word "inositol" refers to a family of closely related substances and often refers to the most common available form, myo-inositol.
D-chiro-inositol is a very special member of that family. The body needs DCI when responding to insulin, and DCI is difficult to get from diet. Therefore, the human body has to make DCI.
Some people's bodies are not efficient at making DCI, and they can develop symptoms of insulin resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) as a result.
DCI is what is known as a secondary messenger in the insulin signaling process and is considered an insulin sensitizer. When you eat food, sugar is extracted and goes into your blood. Your pancreas releases insulin in response to the sugar.
The insulin tells the cells of your body to either burn the sugar for energy or to store it as fat for later. As the sugar level goes down, the insulin level goes down as well. Insulin doesn't communicate directly with the cells, however. It communicates through a secondary messenger made out of DCI.
DCI is not only for PCOS. However, There are really not enough human clinical studies, at this time, to tout these other benefits. But suffice to say we have a significant portion of long-term customers that DO NOT have PCOS.
Inositol functions as a secondary messenger for serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that send signals back and forth between the brain and other systems in the body. Low levels of inositol may disrupt this signaling, possibly resulting in mood disorders and impaired mental health.
Some cutting-edge physicians are excited about the research that points to DCI as important in initiating and promoting autophagy, which is a cellular housekeeping process that appears to help prevent some serious mental ailments.
We are excited to see future study results.
Because DCI is so rare in nature, it cannot be easily extracted from plants like myo. Our DCI is made by extracting pinitol (another form of inositol) from carob, then converting the pinitol to DCI.
This is a difficult process that only a few laboratories in the world perform. Corporate companies abandoned DCI when they realized that the cost of mass production, along with the marketing needed to educate the public, would put each bottle at hundreds of dollars.
We spend almost nothing on advertising and keep our overhead low so we can make DCI available at this dosage. We truly believe in the positive impact DCI has had on people’s lives.