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 post here 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 distrubance.
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.
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. However, if you do experience stomach upset, try taking Ovasitol with a meal. For example, mix one packet of Ovasitol into liquid and drink with your breakfast, and mix one packet into liquid and drink along with your dinner.
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.
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.
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 it?
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.
*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.