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Can I take Inofolic Alpha for PCOS symptoms although I don't want to get pregnant?

Yes, you can take Inofolic Alpha to help with the symptoms of PCOS when you are not trying for a baby. Inofolic Alpha has been shown to correct hormonal imbalances and help with all symptoms of PCOS, such as irregular periods, acne, weight problems and facial hair growth. Please click on the link for more information: https://www.fertilityfamily.co.uk/inofolic-alpha/pcos-treatments/pcos-facial-hair-growth. Inofolic Alpha is designed to help manage the symptoms of Insulin Resistance, common in patients with PCOS, with around 65 – 80% of PCOS women affected. It provides important metabolic support for insulin metabolism and that of several other hormones. Inofolic Alpha contains alpha-lactalbumin which assists with absorption of myo-inositol. Should you decide to use this product, but do not wish to get pregnant, please ensure that you use appropriate contraception.

Can I take Inofolic Alpha during pregnancy?

It is safe to take Inofolic Alpha during pregnancy. It is worth noting that PCOS women are at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy). There has been quite a bit of work done showing that the ingrediants in Inofolic Alpha reduces the incidence of diabetes in pregnancy in PCOS women, so it is worth continuing for this reason. Please note that Inofolic Alpha contains 400mcg of folic acid per day (200mcg per sachet), which is recommended during pregnancy. However, please check with your clinician that this amount of folic acid is suitable for you throughout pregnancy.

How should I take Inofolic Alpha?

Inofolic Alpha should be taken with a small glass of either still or sparkling water. It is best not to take it with sweetened drinks as this can inhibit absorption and, therefore, effectiveness. Inofolic Alpha should be taken on an empty stomach and at least 30 minutes before food.

Is it okay to take Inofolic Alpha whilst on the contraceptive pill?

We see no reason why you shouldn’t take Inofolic Alpha whilst taking the OCP (oral contraceptive pill). Inofolic Alpha is designed to help manage the symptoms of PCOS. A clinical study showed, with a combination of Myo-Inositol and OCPs, anti-androgenic effects are enhanced, the negative impact of OCPs on weight gain is balanced, and metabolic profile is improved. Inofolic Alpha contains Myo-Inositol.

Is Inofolic Alpha allergen free?

No, Inofolic Alpha contains alpha-lactalbumin, a serum protein derived from dairy milk,  which can be allergenic in some people.

How much Inofolic Alpha do I take each day?

It is recommended that you take one sachet, twice a day, about 12 hours apart. Inofolic Alpha should be taken on an empty stomach and at least 30 minutes before food. To take it, add the contents of one sachet to 25-100ml of water, stir and drink.

Can Inofolic Alpha improve my chances of getting pregnant?

Clinical trials have shown that women with PCOS who take Inofolic Alpha at the recommended dose for 3 months improve their menstrual cycle. This indicates that they are ovulating. Consequently, women with PCOS who take Inofolic Alpha would expect a higher pregnancy rate than those not taking it.

What does Inofolic Alpha look like?

Inofolic Alpha is a fine powder that is packaged in a sachet for protection. Each box contains 30 sachets: a month’s supply consists of 2 boxes with a total of 60 sachets - perfect for 2 sachets per day.

Can I take Inofolic Alpha if I am lactose intolerant?

Inofolic Alpha may contain traces of lactose. Unless you are hyper-sensitive to lactose it is highly likely that you could take Inofolic Alpha without a reaction.

What are the ingredients in one sachet of Inofolic Alpha?

Each sachet of Inofolic Alpha contains: 2000 mg Myo-inositol, 50 mg Alpha-lactalbumin (whey milk protein), 200 mcg Folic acid. Ingredients: Myo-Inositol, Alpha-lactalbumin (whey milk protein), Silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent), Folic acid (Pteroylmonoglutamic acid) Allergens: see ingredients in bold. It is recommended to take two sachets per day

Is Inofolic Alpha flavoured?

No, it is virtually tasteless.

Is Inofolic Alpha suitable for vegetarians?

Yes.

Is Inofolic Alpha suitable for vegans?

No, Inofolic Alpha contains alpha-lactalbumin which is a serum protein derived from dairy milk.

Can I take two sachets of Inofolic Alpha at once?

Although taking two sachets at once will not cause harm, we would recommend taking one sachet twice a day, about 12 hours apart for maximum benefit. The important thing is to allow your body to maintain a reasonably consistent level of Inofolic Alpha in the body.

What should I do if I forget to take Inofolic Alpha?

Inofolic Alpha is a nutritional supplement to be taken as part of a well-balanced diet. Skipping a dose is not a problem but should it happen, just continue your dosing as scheduled. Should you forget several doses, just resume your normal pattern as soon as possible. Taking larger doses at one time would not compensate for previously skipped doses. Be aware that forgetting to take Inofolic Alpha over a long period may reduce your overall benefit.

It is safe to take Impryl alongside Inofolic Alpha to support fertility in women with PCOS?

Yes. The two supplements work on different areas of fertility and will not interfere with each other. Although both products contain folate/folic acid, the combined folate dose is within normal guidelines. Check with your GP for the appropriate daily amount of folic acid for you.

 

Is it ok to take Inofolic Alpha with other supplements and medicines?

There is no evidence to show any negative interaction with other supplements or medicines. However, Inofolic Alpha should not be taken at the same time as supplements or medication. When taking any dietary supplement alongside other medication, it is always advisable to consult your doctor/ pharmacist.

How many calories are there in Inofolic Alpha?

Less than 5 calories per sachet.

What is the difference between Inofolic Alpha and Inofolic?

Inofolic Alpha contains myo-inositol and folic acid, the same as Inofolic, however, Inofolic Alpha has a much higher success rate because it also contains alpha-lactalbumin. Alpha-lactalbumin increases the absorption of myo-inositol, improves the gut microbiome and reduces inflammation, all issues experienced by women with PCOS. We know that around 40% of women do not respond to products containing myo-inositol alone, but they do respond to Inofolic Alpha.

What’s the difference between Inofolic Alpha and other myo-inositol products?

Inofolic Alpha contains Alpha-lactalbumin as well as myo-inositol and folic acid. Alpha-lactalbumin improves the absorption of myo-inositol in the intestines as 40% of women cannot absorb it naturally. This is done by rebalancing the microbes in the gut and reducing chronic inflammation. This reduces the severity of PCOS symptoms and improves the effectiveness of myo-inositol.

Is it safe to take Inofolic Alpha whilst breast feeding?

Yes.

Can I take Inofolic Alpha as well as folic acid?

It is recommended that women trying to conceive and pregnant women take at least 400mcg of folic acid per day.  Inofolic Alpha provides 400mcg of folic per day (when taken at the recommended dose of two sachets per day). It is possible and in some cases recommended that pregnant women take a higher dose of folic acid. Please check any other supplements you are taking as they may also contain folic acid and consult with your clinician about the appropriate amount for you.

How long should I take Inofolic Alpha for?

Clinical trials have shown that women with PCOS who take Inofolic Alpha at the recommended dose for 3 months improve their menstrual cycle pattern indicating that they are ovulating. However, for some women it can take 6-12 months before they experience any change. The trials showed that the majority enjoyed an improvement.

Do I need a prescription for Inofolic Alpha?

No, Inofolic Alpha is a supplement, not a medicine. It works by supplementing key nutrients required to support/treat women with PCOS.

Can I order Inofolic Alpha from a retail pharmacy?

No.  You can order online at FertilityFamily.co.uk

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