Ovasitol Frequently Asked Questions

Ovasitol is a unique supplement for any woman with PCOS that combines myo- and d-chiro-inositol in the body’s naturally occurring ratio of 40 to 1.  This ideal ratio has been shown to reduce insulin, regulate periods, restore hormone balance, and improve egg quality and ovulation. Many women who take Ovasitol report a significant reduction in carbohydrate cravings. Here are the answers to the most common questions about Ovasitol for PCOS.

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.  Because 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. You can take Ovasitol and Metformin at the same time. This article about taking the two together may be helpful.

Can I take Ovasitol and other supplements?

Yes, Ovasitol is compatible with all the supplements sold in the PCOS Nutrition Center Store


Can I take Ovasitol if breastfeeding?

Yes, Ovasitol can be taken while breastfeeding your baby. We still recommend talking with your doctor first.


Can I take Ovasitol if 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?


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Yes, Ovasitol is available for FREE shipping to Canada.  Order here


I live outside of the United States and Canada. How can I get this?

Sorry, We cannot ship outside of the U.S. and Canada.


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. Theralogix, the makers of Ovasitol will send you tracking information once it ships.


Will this help me regulate my periods?

Yes, studies show that inositol helps regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle (period), and restore normal ovulation.


How should Ovasitol best be taken?

Ovasitol can be mixed into any hot or cold beverage with the exception of carbonated soft drinks and alcohol. It is best taken along with a meal in two divided doses.


Does Ovasitol have side effects?

Overall, Ovasitol is well tolerated. We recommend starting with one dose a day with a meal for the first week to minimize any risk for a side effect. 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 of Ovasitol into liquid and drink along with your dinner. It’s also great in a smoothie.



What does Ovasitol taste like?

Ovasitol is a tasteless powder. Since everyone is different and has different tastebuds, it could vary. Some say it tastes a little sweet.


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 chances by regulating menstruation (monthly period) and improving ovulation.  Inositol has also been shown to improve egg quality, which is important for women trying to get pregnant.

Why hasn’t my doctor heard of this?

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.


What if I don’t have insulin resistance? Will Ovasitol help me?

Ovasitol has been shown to restore hormone balance and regulate periods. Many women who take it find it helps reduce cravings. Other uses of Ovasitol are to help with acne and mood.


I’m not trying to get pregnant. Can I still take Ovasitol?

For women who are not trying to get pregnant, or older women who are past menopause, inositol has also been shown to lower insulin, testosterone, triglyceride, and blood pressure levels, and increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. Many women who take Ovasitol also see a reduction in cravings for carbohydrate foods and sweets.


Can I give Ovasitol to my teenage daughter?

Yes, Ovasitol has been shown to be safe in children as young as 8 years of age. For many, taking Ovasitol can regulate periods, reducing the need to take birth control medications.


What makes Ovasitol so much better than other forms of inositol?

Ovasitol is unique in that it combines myo- and d-chiro-inositol in the body’s naturally occurring ratio of 40 to 1.  This ideal ratio has been shown to work better than myo or d-chiro inositol alone. Too much d-chiro inositol has been shown to worsen egg quality. Ovaitol is pharmaceutical-grade and is the only inositol supplement to be independently tested by a non-profit third party to assure purity and accuracy.


Why do the Ovasitol packets cost more than the canister?

The extra cost is due to the materials for the packets and the process of packaging the individual packets. Many woman like the packets because they are easy to travel with or take on the go so you never miss a dose. Both contain a 3-month supply of Ovasitol.

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Comments (6)
  • Lerhonda Adams

    October 17, 2018 at 9:22 am

    I just wanted to know is this supplement safe to take during pregnancy and if so for how long and if not should a person that becomes pregnant should they stop taking the supplement ?

  • Angela Grassi

    November 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Every woman is different so I suggest you talk with your doctor if she/he wants you to continue. Ovasitol has been shown to lower the risk for gestational diabetes: http://www.pcosnutrition.com/inositols-decrease-gestational-diabetes-pcos-women/

  • Citlaly

    November 2, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Can Ovasitol help you get pregnant?

  • Angela Grassi

    November 5, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Yes, Ovasitol has been shown to improve egg quality and ovulation to help you get pregnant.

  • Deborah

    November 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I posted a question on another post related to Ovasitol and I thought of another question.
    Is there a possibility this supplement can cause weight gain? You describe the mechanism and enhancing insulin sensitivity…that would increase the amount of glucose that can enter cells. As seen with insulin injections in those with DM, can this promote weight gain?

    Thank you

  • Angela Grassi

    November 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Ovasitol is not associated with weight gain.

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