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MYO-Inositol & Infertility

If you’re experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, there are lots of supplements on the market that promise to help. If you want to see results, you need to understand which ones can help you, and make sure you’re choosing supplements that address the specifics of your situation.

Today OvuSense is looking at MYO-Inositol to help you decide if it’s the right option to help boost your fertility.

What Is Inositol?

Inositol (of which Myo-Inositol is one kind) is a chemical compound present in some foods like legumes, citrus fruit and whole grains. It’s a component that goes into cell walls right through your body and is also vital for how your body processes insulin. If you’re low in inositol, or experiencing problems linked with insulin, you may need to take a supplement.

Inositol and Fertility

Myo-Inositol doesn’t directly treat infertility. Taking a supplement helps your body regulate its insulin levels, but doesn’t directly address fertility issues. This means it’s a supplement to consider when you have specific issues related to metabolism, weight gain, and your endocrine system, but not one to take speculatively. If you don’t know what’s causing your fertility issues, or know they have a different cause, Myo-Inositol isn’t a good option for you.

Inositol and PCOS

One of the groups that can best benefit from Inositol are women suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The symptoms of this condition are driven by your body producing too much insulin. Insulin resistance leads to weight gain (and yet more insulin being produced) and also overactive androgen production which interferes with your menstrual cycle, delaying eggs maturing in the ovaries, and leading to unpredictable or even skipped ovulation.

Studies have shown that women with PCOS who take an Inositol supplement (specifically the Myo-Inositol formulation) experience relief to many of the conditions of PCOS. As their bodies begin to deal with insulin a little better, it becomes easier to lose the weight the condition causes, and this feeds into an overall reduction of insulin levels, which in turn reduces the amount of androgen being produced.

This return to a more normal hormonal background can help you to restart regular, spontaneous ovulation.

Peak Fertility

It’s important to identify when these ovulations are taking place so you can try to conceive in the ‘fertile window’ that surrounds when an egg is released.

OvuSense offers an insight that isn’t affected by the hormonal disturbances of PCOS and gives you predictions you can trust, by working from your Basal Body Temperature. Our thermometer and linked app takes the hard work out of recording and tracking your temperature overnight and turning it into a prediction of when you’ll next ovulate.

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