Insulin-like effect of pinitol.

  title={Insulin-like effect of pinitol.},
  author={Sarah H. Bates and Robert Jones and Clifford J. Bailey},
  journal={British journal of pharmacology},
  volume={130 8},
D-pinitol (3-O-methyl-chiroinositol), an active principle of the traditional antidiabetic plant Bougainvillea spectabilis, is claimed to exert insulin-like effects. This study investigates the effect of D-pinitol on glucose homeostasis in animal models of diabetes, and on glucose transport by cultured muscle cells. Plasma glucose concentrations were… CONTINUE READING