This is the email I got, interesting...I found #5 of particular interest, because it corroborates a story from someone I know that was part of the ins1 drug trial. the downfall it does the same thing as Metformin, but maybe without all the nasty gastrointestinal complaints. The jury is out on this:
Hi Ms. xxxxx,
1. Yes. I like to remind potential customers that DCI is a human metabolite, something that the body naturally makes. In fact, in studies with Metformin, insulin sensitivity directly correlates with successful pregnancy, suggesting that DCI might possibly be beneficial during pregnancy as well.
2. Weight loss hasn't been studied per se. But, you can follow links to the two original studies on our website in the FAQ. It does lower blood sugar and insulin levels and should facilitate weight loss assuming other factors are present - like net calorie deficit.
3. Met appears to stimulate the body to release a DCI-IPG second messenger in response to insulin - in other words it forces your body to respond to insulin. DCI increases the amount of that same DCI-IPG second messenger available - in other words it allows your insulin to work as it normally should. These are complementary effects and many of our customers take both.
4. You can follow a link in our FAQ to read what some customers have said about our product on the soulcysters discussion board. Sadly, the FDA prevents us from providing testimonials directly.
5. Insmed tried for years to backdoor a patent on DCI and pulled the plug when they realized their use patent and production patent wouldn't guarantee exclusive rights to sale. It was a purely financial decision. Insmed never actually reported the results (which were contradictory to two preliminary studies), because it was easier than admitting they'd tried to patent a human metabolite (DCI - which is all "INS-1" was, just pure DCI) to treat its deficiency syndrome (PCOS/insulin resistance) and failed - because that would be like renaming vitamin C "INS-4," or something equally ridiculous, and patenting it to treat scurvy.
Travis H Johnson
VP Chiral Balance LLC