The role of Inofolic

When taken at the recommended dose of 2 sachets per day, Inofolic provides 400mcg of folic acid (the recommended daily amount) and 4g of myo-inositol.

Myo-inositol is a natural substance found in every living cell that is essential for the correct functioning of insulin, enabling appropriate glucose metabolism.

A deficiency in this substance can cause insulin receptors to work less effectively. This deficiency is further compounded inside the cell where glucose metabolism is compromised.

As a result, less glucose is absorbed from the blood so that blood glucose remains high and this, in turn, causes the body to compensate by secreting more insulin.

There has been great deal of research in the last few years focussing on the role of myo-inositol (MI) in particular and our understanding of its importance is becoming clearer. It is essential that it is present in normal quantities in order for insulin to have its desired effect.

Recently, it has been suggested that many women with PCOS can be thought as having a genetically determined deficiency of MI. Supplementing such patients with Inofolic results in significant beneficial effects – shown here.

The diagram below shows a schematic of how insulin and myo-inositol interact.

myo-diagram