You’ve read the lists of helpful fertility and prenatal supplements, and you know the basics: prenatal vitamins, CoQ10, folate, but where does inositol fit in?
A member of the vitamin B complex, inositol is a naturally occurring substance with antioxidant properties. Some studies have suggested that inositol can be beneficial for improving IVF outcomes and general fertility, especially for those with PCOS.
Ovulation and ovarian function
A randomized, double-blind clinical trial found a beneficial effect of Myo-Inositol in improving ovarian function in women with oligomenorrhea (aka infrequent menstrual periods) and polycystic ovaries (a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts). The double-blind, randomized control study found that women who took myo-inositol ovulated more frequently than the placebo group.