Designs for Health


A unique formulation comprised of two naturally occurring isomers of inositol – myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiroinositol (DCI) – along with alpha lipoic acid, designed to modulate the metabolic pathways involved in insulin resistance. Insulin resistance (InsR) is a syndrome involving a dysregulation of insulin and glucose metabolism that has been implicated as a causative and/or aggravating factor in many pathological conditions and diseases such as: 
  • Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and Obesity 
  • Type II Diabetes (T2D)
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Gout
  • Cancer
  • Various inflammatory conditions
  • Brain degenerative conditions

Genetics seem to play a role in the risk of developing all these conditions, along with lifestyle and diet, while supplementation with specific nutrients or herbal extracts can help reduce this risk. 

Inositol occurs naturally as nine isomers in a variety of vegetable and animal foods as well as in the human body. Two of the isomers, myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI), have been recognized to be the most predominant and have important functions in human physiology, such as mediating cell signaling from insulin and from sex and thyroid hormones.  MI and DCI may be considered conditionally essential nutrients for conditions where dysglycemia and InsR play critical roles and help bring insulin signaling and glucose metabolism closer to homeostasis.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)  has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity by approximately 20-30%. 


  • Serving Size: 2 capsules
  • Servings Per Container: 60
  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Inositol (as myo and D-chiro) 1.6 g
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg

How to Take:

  • Take two capsules, two times per day, ideally 12 hours apart

  • Best taken on an empty stomach, especially away from meals high in carbohydrates

  • Inositol absorption is also impaired by compounds in coffee. 

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