- Only inositol powder, more comfortable for its intake in effective doses
- Unflavored, completely neutral
- Without excipients, allergens or animal products. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- Regulator of the cell insulin signaling
- It helps to handle the symptomatology of PCOS mediated by insulin resistance (Donà et al., 2012).
What is Inositol?
Inositol by HSNraw is structurally a sugar, a monosaccharide with a hexose structure (like glucose). However, it has been functionally classified as a 'pseudovitamin' due to its positive effects on the neurometabolism. Moreover, it is being studied as a possible adjuvant treatment for panic attacks and anxiety (Palatnik et al., 2001), to reduce the hirsutism and acne (Zachhè et al., 2009), to improve the fertility (Ciotta et al., 2011) and deal with insulin resistance (Costantino et al., 2009), specially in women who suffer polycystic ovary syndrome (POCS).
Why take Inositol?
Inositol is a substance that has important benefits when it comes to dealing with different metabolic diseases, specially those triggered by the hormone effects of polycystic ovary syndrome, which entails:
- Hyperandrogenism (increase in the release of male sex hormones in the ovaries and adrenal glands).
- Hyperinsulinemia (increase in the insulin release in the pancreas and an increase of the IGF-1 concentrations).
Consequently, it triggers insulin resistance and the accumulation of ectopic fatty acids.
Taking inositol seems to increase the insulin sensitivity. At the same time, it sums the phosphatidylinositol concentrations in the cell membrane, improving the insulin signaling too. Consequently, it increases the density of the glucose transporters and, therefore, its absorption (Coustan, 2013). This drop in the blood insulin concentrations helps us control the amount of free IGF-1 as well as the androgens produced in the ovaries. In turn, less androgens will produce less insulin in the pancreas, so all the symptoms will improve together.
In the study by Costantino et al., (2009), taking inositol was associated with:
- Lower insulin and glucose concentrations.
- Better insulin sensitivity.
- Lower androgen concentrations (total and free testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, androstenedione).
- Higher negative androgen regulator concentrations (sex hormone binding globulin)
- Higher progesterone.
Moreover, Inositol has proven that it can increase the fertility in women with POCS, reduce the percentage of germinal vesicles (sign of infertility in reproduction therapies) (Ciotta et al., 2011). 'Reducing the hormone, metabolic and oxidative abnormalities in patients with POCS, improving the insulin resistance' (Donà et al., 2012). In the study by Zacchè et al. (2009), it reduced the cases of hirsutism: Mild (-8%), moderate (-12%), severe (-10%), 30% the symptoms disappeared.
In the study by Zacchè et al. (2009), reducing the cases of acne: Moderate (-34%), severe (-19%), 59% the symptoms disappeared.
Therefore, the benefits of Inositol are:
Reducing the rate of damaged ovocytes.
Losing body weight.
Reducing the onset of excessive hair and acne.
How to take Inositol?
You can mix a scoop in 50ml of water. You can take three servings a day in order to meet the recommended daily dose of this product.
How can we combine Inositol?
- Ciotta, L., Stracquadanio, M., Pagano, I., Carbonaro, A., Palumbo, M., & Gulino, F. (2011). Effects of myo-inositol supplementation on oocyte’s quality in PCOS patients: a double blind trial. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 15(5), 509–514.
- Costantino, D., Minozzi, G., Minozzi, E., & Guaraldi, C. (2009). Metabolic and hormonal effects of myo-inositol in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a double-blind trial. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 13(2), 105–110.
- Coustan, D. R. (2013). Can a dietary supplement prevent gestational diabetes mellitus? Diabetes Care, 36(4), 777–779.
- Dona, G., Sabbadin, C., Fiore, C., Bragadin, M., Giorgino, F. L., Ragazzi, E., … Armanini, D. (2012). Inositol administration reduces oxidative stress in erythrocytes of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. European Journal of Endocrinology, 166(4), 703–710.
- Palatnik, A., Frolov, K., Fux, M., & Benjamin, J. (2001). Double-blind, controlled, crossover trial of inositol versus fluvoxamine for the treatment of panic disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 21(3), 335–339.
- Zacche, M. M., Caputo, L., Filippis, S., Zacche, G., Dindelli, M., & Ferrari, A. (2009). Efficacy of myo-inositol in the treatment of cutaneous disorders in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Gynecological Endocrinology: The Official Journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, 25(8), 508–513.
|Daily doseper serving|
|Serving size: 1 scoop (500mg)|
|Daily dose: 3 scoops (1500mg)|
|Servings per container: 300|
How to take INOSITOL POWDER 150g NO FLAVOUR:Mix 1 scoop in 50ml of water, take between 1 and 3 times a day.
Warnings:Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. Nutritional supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet.
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It is an tasteless powder that you can literally mix with anything. I use it because I have POS and it has helped me regulate my period.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics