Ovasitol is a combined myo-inositol/d-chiro inositol product which may promote normal blood sugar levels, improve egg quality, support regular menstrual cycles and help balance hormones levels.* You can read more about it in my article, “Why I (Still) Use Ovasitol or listen to my podcast with Dr. Mark Ratner, the medical director of Theralogix who manufactures Ovasitol. I have been receiving lots of questions from PCOS Divas about Ovasitol. Here are answers to some of the most common ones.
Can I take Ovasitol with Metformin? Does this replace Metformin or do I take it with?
Please ask your doctor or other healthcare provider about taking Ovasitol with Metformin, or taking Ovasitol instead of Metformin. Since both inositol and Metformin have been shown to affect insulin levels and restore ovulation, they may have additive effects. In one study comparing myo-inositol to Metformin, myo-inositol showed slightly better results for restoring ovulation and increasing pregnancy rates and had lower rates of side effects such as GI disturbance. For more info, read, “Metformin, Berberine, or Inositol for PCOS?“.
Should I take Ovasitol with berberine or just one or the other?
Ovasitol can be taken with other supplements such as berberine. You should always consult with your healthcare provider about supplements that you are taking. For more info, read, “Metformin, Berberine, or Inositol for PCOS?“.
Can I take Ovasitol while breastfeeding?
Yes, Ovasitol can be taken while breastfeeding.
Can I take Ovasitol if I am pregnant?
Yes, Ovasitol can be taken throughout pregnancy. Taking inositol during pregnancy may be beneficial. Studies have shown that myo-inositol supplementation during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of gestational diabetes.
How long will it take for Ovasitol to work?
Ovasitol is designed for continuous, long-term use. It generally takes at least three months of regular, daily use to see menstrual benefits and up to 6 months of regular, daily use to see skin and hair benefits. If you are taking Ovasitol to promote healthy egg quality, take consistently for at least six weeks. Be sure to follow up with your health care provider to monitor your progress.
Is it available in Canada?
Yes, Ovasitol is available for shipping to Canada.
I live in XYZ (outside US) how can I get it?
Theralogix cannot ship outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you live outside North America, consider using a service like Shipito.
How long does it take to receive my order?
Your initial order of Ovasitol should arrive within a week if shipped within the US. Orders to Canada may take 2-3 weeks. If you have questions about an order you placed, please call Theralogix customer service toll-free (800)449-4447.
Will Ovasitol help me regulate my periods?
Yes, studies show that inositol helps regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle (period), and restore normal ovulation.*
If I experience any stomach upset from it, what should I do?
Inositol, at the dose found in Ovasitol, is not expected to cause stomach upset. Ovasitol should be taken with food. We recommend taking one packet or scoop, twice a day, with a meal. It is generally tolerated well, but if you are experiencing nausea or other gastrointestinal side effects, you can try decreasing the dose to one packet or scoop a day, to see if that helps.
Can Ovasitol help me lose weight?
According to the research, inositol may help with weight loss. Some studies have shown that women taking inositol have significant weight loss compared to women taking a placebo. It is important to continue eating a healthful diet and being physically active while taking Ovasitol. Weight loss is not guaranteed.
Is this something to take to help get pregnant or for PCOS in general?
Ovasitol can be taken by women who are trying to get pregnant and by those who are not trying. Research shows that inositol helps to improve fertility by regulating menstruation (monthly period) and promoting normal ovulation. Inositol has also been shown to improve egg quality, which is important for women trying to get pregnant.*
For women who are not trying to get pregnant, inositol has also been shown improve the way the body uses insulin, promote normal hormone levels and support normal lipid levels.*
Why hasn’t my doctor heard of it?
Your doctor may or may not have heard about Ovasitol. Ovasitol is a new inositol product combining myo- and d-chiro-inositol in the body’s naturally occurring ratio of 40 to 1. This inositol combination has been shown to be more beneficial than either form of inositol alone. If your doctor or health care provider would like more information about Ovasitol, they can contact Theralogix, the company that makes Ovasitol, toll-free at (888)899-3899, or visit www.theralogix.com to learn more.
Can I take Ovasitol while on birth control?
It is fine to take Ovasitol with birth control pills.
Can Ovasitol be taken along side Clomid?
Can it be taken at the same time as thyroid medication?
Yes, Ovasitol can be taken with thyroid medication. However, these should be taken at a different time. Thyroid medication should be taken on an empty stomach, and Ovasitol should be taken with food. If you take your thyroid medication early in the morning, for example, you could take Ovasitol with or after your breakfast or lunch.
Is it OK to combine doses and take at night only?
The inositol studies have typically been with twice a day dosing, so this is what we recommend. I am not sure whether it would have the same effect if dosed as two packets once a day.
Is this OK to take if you have MTHFR mutation? I know inositol is a b vitamin and that mutation means you don’t process b vitamin properly. So, will it actually benefit those who have MTHFR mutation and PCOS?
Yes, it is fine for someone with the MTHFR mutation to take Ovasitol. Inositol metabolism is not affected by this.
I am postmenopausal. Can I take it?
I have the thin PCOS phenotype. Can I still benefit from taking Ovasitol?
Yes, you can still benefit from taking Ovasitol. Research has shown that inositols can help restore menstrual regularity and ovulation. In women going through fertility treatment, inositols may improve egg quality and ovarian response to ovarian-stimulating drugs.
Is it safe to take Ovasitol if I am allergic to nuts?
Yes. Ovasitol contains no nuts or other allergens.
Does Ovasitol help in sleep disturbance?
We do not know the answer to this. Although inositol may be associated with better sleep, there is no research looking at sleep with the doses recommended in Ovasitol.
Can I use my Ovasitol after the expiration date?
Yes. Ovasitol will very slowly lose its potency over time, but it is safe to use after the expiration date. If you are using the powder within a couple of years of the expiration date, use a heaping versus leveled scoop.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.