Sinopol, from iNova Pharmaceuticals, is a new three-in-one formulation to help address oxidative stress, insulin resistance and reproductive health. PCOS is a very common reproductive disorder that effects as many as 15 % of the female population.

iNova’s Sinopol has been formulated to address the metabolic, hormonal and reproductive aspects of PCOS.

It is defined as a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age.  Studies have shown that up to 85 % of women diagnosed with PCOS were unaware of their condition. It is associated with many health conditions and has an impact on various metabolic processes in the body.

A diagnosis of PCOS is made when a woman experiences at least two of the following signs: irregular periods, excessive androgen (elevated levels of this male hormone) and polycystic ovaries, (when ovaries may be enlarged and contain follicles that surround the eggs, which may result in the ovaries not functioning correctly).

60-80 % of women with PCOS suffer from insulin resistance and excess body fat, 95 % have irregular periods and may not ovulate, 60 % suffer from hair loss, acne and unwanted hair growth and 20 % have fertility problems. Alarmingly, more than 50 percent of women with PCOS will develop diabetes or pre-diabetes before the age of 40. Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common cause of irregular menstruation that leads to infertility.

Sinopol’s unique three ingredient combination includes Alpha-Lipoic Acid (400 mg), Myo-Inositol (1000 mg) and Folic Acid (200 μg). Myo-Inositol may help to reduce insulin resistance in patients with PCOS, Alpha-Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant which reduces oxidative stress and may help to promote healthy glucose metabolism and Folic Acid helps the body to metabolise proteins, helps to forms red blood cells and helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken daily prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy.

While there is no cure for PCOS, medical treatments are available which may address individual symptoms of the condition. If you have concerns about your menstrual periods, if you are experiencing infertility or if you have signs such as excess unwanted hair, acne and male-pattern baldness, you need to consult your doctor.

Sinopol is the only 3-in-1 formulation that can help address metabolic, hormonal and reproductive aspects of PCOS. Sinopol is available over the counter at pharmacies without a prescription. The recommended dose is one sachet twice a day, dissolved in water, or as recommended by your healthcare professional. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist or go to www.sinopol.co.za for more information.

Each sachet contains Myo-inositol 1 000 mg, Alpha Lipoic Acid 400 mg and Folic Acid 200 μg. Sinopol is an unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.