Belly Fat, Skin tags, Male facial hair growth

Q: My doctor says that the belly fat, male facial hair growth and skin tags I have are due to my hormones. What can I do?

A: Your doctor is correct and there are a few hormones involved. The main hormone is insulin. When insulin is in excess, it causes an elevation in circulating male hormones (also called androgens). These male hormones - particularly testosterone - can cause male facial hair growth in women, acne, and infertility. Elevated insulin is related to weight gain, high cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats), diabetes and belly fat. Skin tags are an early symptom of pre-diabetes due to high blood sugar. Thankfully, the secret to normalizing insulin and male hormones just got easier. For the past 25 years, a nutrient called D-chiro-inositol has been involved in over 30 published studies at the Virginia Medical School. Sold as ChirositolTM in Canada, this new nutrient derived from carob is a great supplement for insulin-resistant conditions including metabolic syndrome, Type-2 diabetes, PCOS, and excess androgen-related conditions like acne and male facial hair growth in women. It has also been shown to reduce appetite and improve serotonin, our happy hormone. Reduced serotonin or poor metabolism of serotonin is linked to increased sugar cravings. So by balancing serotonin, ChirositolTM also helps control appetite. ChirositolTM mimics insulin activity, thereby helping to control blood glucose levels, glucose storage or disposal of glucose in the cell. And it will not cause low blood sugar in those with normal blood sugar levels.

Beyond Chirositol's insulin and blood glucose control benefits, studies show ChirositolTM is beneficial for PCOS, building muscle and weight control. In women with PCOS, weight gain around the hips and thighs, insulin resistance, higher-than-normal male hormones and infertility due to not ovulating are major components of the condition. PCOS is a very challenging condition to treat and ChirositolTM has effectively reduced excess serum male hormones, weight gain and appetite. In women who also do not ovulate or have irregular periods associated with insulin resistance and PCOS, ChirositolTM works wonders. Most women with PCOS are overweight, but for those who are thin and have PCOS, ChirositolTM maintains normal blood sugar levels while normalizing ovulation and menstrual cycles, and reducing excess circulating male hormones.

But where ChirositolTM really shines is in helping to fight belly fat. Most women over the age of 40 have stubborn belly fat and they often have male facial hair growth as well. ChirositolTM gets rid of belly fat and those few whiskers too. ChirositolTM is found in GLUCOsmart. For more information, read about GLUCOsmart here.