• Combination B-Vitamin (Inositol) And Antioxidant (Lipoic Acid) Dramatically Reduces Insulin Resistance and Serum Insulin Levels Among Postmenopausal Women, Comparable With Anti-Diabetic Drugs

    Posted September 19, 2013: by Bill Sardi

    A nutraceutical company in Italy has sponsored a successful study of INOSIDEX, its combination inositol + lipoic acid product, that produced a dramatic reduction in insulin resistance (inability of insulin to enter cells and produce cell energy) and reduced blood serum insulin levels among postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome (diabesity).

    Probably for proprietary reasons the doses of these two nutrients, which are available as dietary supplements in the USA, are not disclosed in the published study.  However, a prior study employed 2 grams (2000 milligrams) of inositol in a similar group of females.  Generally, lipoic acid is used in doses of 100-600 mg by diabetics.

    The study investigators suggest this nutrient combination may not only be appropriate for women with weight and blood sugar controls issues, but also as a preventive against breast cancer since studies show the prevalence of breast cancer is greater (35%) among women with metabolic problems than healthy women (19%).

    Nearly 7 in 10 patients (66.7%) experienced a 20% reduction in insulin resistance and nearly 9 in 10 experienced a reduction in reduction in blood serum insulin.  About 4 in 10 also experienced a significant reduction in triglycerides and HDL “good” cholesterol rose in about half (48.6%) of the patients.  No side effects were reported.

    The authors of the study conclude this nutritional formula “as a first step forward for breast cancer primary prevention.”

    Anti-diabetic drugs are fraught with side effects and even the safest and most effective, metformin, induces vitamin B12 deficiency and accompanying neuropathy, fatigue and other side effects.

    A question arises as to what American physicians will do with this knowledge.  Is this nutrient combination a “drug” because it prevents disease?  The Food & Drug Administration says if it prevents disease it is a drug.  But the same ingredients can be purchased individually at health shops by informed consumers without prescription.  ©2013 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.

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