February 12, 2016


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How does Inositol work?

Inositol might balance certain chemicals in the body to possibly help with conditions such as panic disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and "polycystic ovary syndrome."

Are there safety concerns?

Inositol seems to be safe for most adults. It can cause nausea, tiredness, headache, and dizziness.

Inositol might be safe when used in the hospital for premature infants with acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Do not take inositol if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a condition called bipolar disorder.

Dosing considerations for Inositol.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For panic disorder: 12 to 18 grams per day.
  • For obsessive-compulsive disorder: inositol 18 grams per day.
  • For treating symptoms associated with polycystic ovary syndrome: D-chiro-inositol 1200 mg per day.
  • For treating lithium-related psoriasis: 6 grams daily.

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