Is D-chiro-inositol safe and natural?
Yes, D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is a safe and healthy human metabolite. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) defines D-chiro-inositol as a nutritional supplement because it is a natural human metabolite and it is taken orally. Like all human metabolites, vitamins and minerals included, D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is completely safe and often beneficial when taken in appropriate amounts. DCI is abundant in only a few foods, such as buckwheat ferrinetta, thus making it difficult to get substantial D-chiro-inositol from our diets. Chiral Balance D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is extracted from carob and then purified to pharmaceutical grade.
What is D-chiro-inositol?
Chemical Nature of D-chiro-inositol
D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is a member of the B vitamin family. Most people naturally synthesize enough DCI as a part of healthy metabolism, making it from pinitol and myo-inositol, substances abundant in our diets and closely-related to D-chiro-inositol.
The role of D-chiro-inositol in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
DCI is used during insulin signal transduction, the body’s response to insulin. If DCI is deficient, insulin resistance can develop. There is evidence that women with PCOS do not make enough DCI and many women with PCOS are insulin resistant. This deficiency leads to too much testosterone and the symptoms of PCOS. In clinical trials, adding DCI as a supplement has been shown to address this deficiency and reduce the symptoms of PCOS.
Chiral Balance D-chiro-inositol
Chiral Balance is the first company throughout the world to sell D-chiro-inositol to the public. Since 2005, Chiral Balance has sold the highest-quality DCI, free of unnecessary additives and animal products. Chiral Balance is the only company to offer a money-back guarantee for D-chiro-inositol. We strive to make information available and answer questions about each customers’ individual situation (firstname.lastname@example.org). Chiral Balance strives to support the PCOS community any way we can.
What are pinitol and myo-inositol?
These are substances closely related to D-chiro-inositol (DCI). The substances are abundant in most people’s diets; pinitol in many fruits and vegetables and myo-inositol in meats. The human body can, in principle, make DCI from either pinitol or myo-inositol, but in practice, some people do not make enough DCI.
Is D-chiro-inositol safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?
While the expected risk to the child would be negligible, D-chiro-inositol has never been evaluated in a clinical trial for its use or safety during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It is unknown whether it is safe, and therefore the question of whether to use it during pregnancy or while breastfeeding is best made in conjunction with your physician who can help weigh the benefits and risks.
Will my doctor know about D-chiro-inositol?
Possibly. Many doctors are unaware of the benefits of taking D-chiro-inositol (DCI). Chiral Balance provides a doctor’s leaflet for customers to share with their physician. The doctor’s leaflet provides a concise summary of research surrounding DCI with full citations. Doctors can read original research published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine.
Is D-chiro-inositol FDA approved?
D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is not FDA approved because DCI is an all-natural nutritional supplement. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves drugs as treatments for certain diseases; however, the FDA cannot approve nutritional supplements in the same way. Instead, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) defines whether or not a product is a nutritional supplement. The DSHEA defines D-chiro-inositol (DCI) as a nutritional supplement, and therefore the FDA does not regulate the D-chiro-inositol sold by Chiral Balance.
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) states there can be no limits set on the consumption of nutritional supplements. As a result of this legislation, the FDA does not control the sale of nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and human metabolites such as D-chiro-inositol.
What is “inositol” and how is D-chiro-inositol different?
The word “inositol” most commonly refers to a family of closely related substances and often refers to the most abundant members of that family, such as pinitol. D-chiro-inositol is a very special member of that family. The body uses DCI when responding to insulin, and DCI is not abundant in most people’s diets. Therefore, the human body has to make D-chiro-inositol. Some people’s bodies are not efficient at making D-chiro-inositol, and they can develop symptoms of insulin resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).