Inositol can be found in nine different forms
However, Myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol are most common supplements.
How is D-chiro-inositol different from Myo Inositol?
- Unlike Myo inositol, DCI is difficult to get from diet.
- The body needs DCI when responding to insulin
- Therefore, the human body has to make DCI.
- Some people's bodies are not efficient at making DCI.
D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is a member of the B vitamin family. Most people naturally synthesize enough DCI as a part of healthy metabolism, however, people who don't make that conversion well can suffer with imbalances that effect their health drastically.
Many of our customers don't experience results with 40:1 products (MYO/DCI).
There are so many on the market you'd think that was the only option!
Well, it's not. So before you give up on inositol therapy - give DCI 600mg a try.
We even offer a risk free 60 day Trial to see if it's right for you.
"DCI is known to be an important secondary messenger in insulin signal transduction. DCI may act to bypass defective normal epimerization of myo-inositol to DCI associated with insulin resistance and at least partially restore insulin sensitivity and glucose disposal." -wikipedia
So which inositol is right for me?
It may depend on what kind of "converter" you are.
Myo inositol is fairly easy to get from a healthy diet. An avg size serving of cantaloupe could get your daily needs met.
Think of impaired conversion of myo-inositol to D-chiro-inositol as a spectrum.
Some people make the conversion efficiently, and some don't at all - for various reasons.
- Group A: People who are completely unable to convert myo-inositol to D-chiro-inositol are going to benefit from supplementation with 2 capsules of our D-chiro-inositol (DCI 1200 mg daily).
- Group B: Other people who make the conversion, but with less than optimal efficiency, may benefit from large doses of myo-inositol on it's own. (Myo 4000 mg).
- Group C: And, those in between, might see results from a blend of the two (40:1 Myo 4000mg + DCI 50mg).
Myo is inexpensive to make. Whereas, DCI is very costly due to a complicated process of extraction.
Are supplement companies are really selling only 50mg of DCI (40:1) products at similar prices to our DCI 600mg?? ...Yes.
What are the reasons people take D-chiro-inositol?
Men, women and children use our DCI.
Many Alternative and Integrative Health Practitioners recommend it for a variety of reasons that we can't name due to regulations on the supplement industry.
D-chiro-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.
DCI is a member of the B vitamin family and plays an essential role in the pathways of mitochondria and energy in the cells to generate energy from sugar.
It's believed to mediate cell signal transduction in response to hormones.
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The views and nutritional advice expressed by Chiral Balance, LLC. are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. Individual results may vary.