Although it not yet fully understood why PCOS develops, it is known that women with PCOS have cells that are resistant to insulin, a condition referred to as insulin insensitivity or insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is responsible for carrying sugars into cells where they can be burned for energy. With insulin resistance, the cells of the body are unable to respond to the normal actions of insulin and cannot use this hormone effectively. As a result, blood sugar levels increase (because sugar cannot enter the cells), which causes the pancreas to keep producing more insulin. The result is elevated levels of both sugar and insulin in the blood.
Fertility experts suspect that the elevated levels of insulin in the blood cause the increased production of male hormones. As a result, women with PCOS are often prescribed medications that lower insulin or make cells more sensitive to insulin, such as metformin. By lowering insulin levels, women see improvement in cycle regularity and ovulation frequency.
According to recent research, myo-inositol, a key ingredient in OvaBoost™, is an effective insulin-sensitizing agent, and can be used by women with PCOS to help promote proper hormonal balance, reduce symptoms associated with PCOS and improve ovarian function and cycle regularity.