D-chiro inositol is a nutrient which first made the scientific headlines in the late 1990's when it was being studied by a pharmaceutical company called Insmed to help women with PCOS to ovulate and conceive. It was found to balance the hormones which are typically disordered in PCOS, allowing the normal female reproductive cycle to resume. It also improved insulin sensitivity and ovarian function as well as improving blood sugar metabolism, cholesterol profiles, lowering triglycerides and blood pressure and reducing testosterone levels which are the cause of many of the unpleasant symptoms of PCOS such as excess hair growth, acne and hair loss.
Few people know about DCI despite over 20 years of positive clinical trials and a recent recommendation that DCI and a similar inositol called myo-inositol be the first line of treatment for women with PCOS.
If you are interested in reading more about DCI, please see the article below: www.examiner.com/article/d-chiro-inositol-