Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a significant factor in up to 80% of women with PCOS. It is a state whereby the body does not respond in the normal way to the insulin and this has effects on other hormones and fertility. In response to rising blood sugar, seen after we eat and drink, the body produces insulin to help the cells absorb the glucose and either use it for energy immediately or store it as fat or glycogen. Where the response to insulin is less rigorous than is normal, that person is said to be insulin resistant.
 
It is important because there are short and long term health consequences and in PCOS, it can adversely affect the woman's reproductive capacity and give rise to the commonly associated symptoms. The links below help explain how insulin can cause these effects and how Replenitol can correct the problem where it arises.
 
Normal or Treated with Replenitol State
Uncorrected PCOS State - gives rise to the typical symptoms of PCOS