The simplest of our new formulations is Vitex, also called chasteberry or vac, a long-time standard of Trying-to-Conceive (TTC) members of the PCOS community.
While the exact mechanism of Vitex’s action is still unclear, centuries of traditional medicine and now modern research both agree: Vitex can improve fertility and help regulate menstrual cycles.
As an added benefit, many of the active ingredients in Vitex are also being investigated as therapeutic agents in cancer treatment.
- Vitex Agnus Castus: Chiral Balance sources a high-quality, standardized preparation of the dried berries.
Hair & Skin
Many women with PCOS struggle with loss of head hair, unwanted body hair, darkened skin in the underarms, neck and groin, skin tags, and early onset of liver spots. Loss of head hair and unwanted body hair are both caused by the presence of too much male hormone. Chiral Balance’s new product, Hair Health, combines two herbs to help with all of these symptoms.
- Saw Palmetto is an herb that weakens the action of male hormones, thereby protecting the hair of the scalp and preventing it from falling out. The herb also protects the follicles over the rest of the body to keep body hair from growing longer, thicker and darker.
- Milk Thistle has been shown to protect the liver from stress and even help repair existing damage. The liver is the body’s clearinghouse and needs to be in good working order to maintain healthy skin. Male hormones and insulin resistance put stress on the liver; in one study 55% of women with PCOS were found to have fatty liver disease and most of them had no knowledge of having the disease.
Chiral Balance Tri Sense — NOW AVAILABLE!
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One of the common causes of PCOS is insulin resistance. Chiral Balance D-chiro-inositol is one of the most effective insulin sensitizers anywhere — a claim backed by years of positive customer experiences and clinical trials. There is no substitute for Chiral Balance DCI, but we are pleased to announce a new support product: Tri-Sense.
- Cinnamon: is rich in sensitivity-boosting polyphenols. Everyone has heard of it, many people take it, but did you know that too little or too much cinnamon can be ineffective? We’ve optimized the dose to 500 mg twice daily.
- Chromium propionate: is an essential co-factor in insulin metabolism. There are lots of forms of chromium to choose from. Unlike polynicotinate and picolinate, chromium propionate is not a suspected carcinogen and is more bioavailable (more easily absorbed).
- Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG): is a marvelous flavonoid. EGCG is one of the active ingredients in green tea extract. In addition to being a potent antioxidant and cancer-fighter, EGCG also supports insulin sensitivity.
- Vitamin D3: Did you know that most Americans have vitamin D deficiencies and that women with PCOS are especially affected? PCOS-ers need a bit extra because they have a hard time absorbing it. D3 has been shown to help lower triglyceride levels, improve estrogen/progesterone ratios, and is an insulin sensitizer, to boot!