What is Inositol?

Inositol is a substance like vitamin. It is found in many types of plants and animals. It is also made in the human body and is also made in the laboratory. Inositol is found in many forms, which are called isomers. Its most common forms are myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol.

Inositol nicotinate is a compound composed of niacin (vitamin B3) and inositol. Inositol occurs naturally in the body and can also be made in the laboratory.

Inositol nicotinate is used to treat blood circulation problems, including pain (intermittent numbness) when walking due to poor circulation in the legs; Skin changes (stasis dermatitis) due to blood coagulation in the legs, when the veins are unable to return blood to the heart; Contraction of blood vessels to cold fingers and toes (Raynaud’s disease); And brain circulation problems (cerebral vascular disease)

Inositol nicotinate is also used for high cholesterol; high blood pressure; Sleep problems (insomnia); Migraine related to ‘hardening of the arteries’ (atherosclerosis); Skin conditions including scleroderma, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and others; Swelling of the tongue (exfoliative glossitis); restless leg syndrome; And schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.

How Myo-Inositol works?

Inositol relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood flow to the feet, toes, and fingers of hands, which relieves pain.

What is Inositol used for?

It is used in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) by some people with diabetes and associated nerve dysfunction and diabetes during pregnancy, metabolic syndrome and failure to ovulate, combining high blood pressure, high triglyceride, and high testosterone.
Along with this, it is characterized by autism, Alzheimer’s, inability to concentrate, bipolar problem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), restlessness problem. It is used to prevent neural tube birth defects during pregnancy and to avoid side effects of lithium .

Common side effects of Myo-Inositol

Nausea, parasthesia (tingling or prickling sensation), postural hypotension (low blood pressure), rash, dizziness, twitching, generalized bloating, headache, vertigo, vomiting.

What is the usual dose of Inositol for adults?

200 mg folic acid twice a day in the initial first trimester of pregnancy with some form of two grams of inositol (myo-inositol) for the treatment of diabetes during pregnancy.

For the treatment of Psoriasis associated with lithium:  Six grams of Inositol have been used in the day.

Metabolic syndrome: Some form of two gram inositol has been consumed twice a day for one year.

Panic disorder: 12-18 grams of inositol has been consumed daily.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Some form of inositol 1000–1200 mg has been used. 400 mcg of folic acid has been used daily for six months with a product containing 4 grams of inositol .Special products containing myo-inositol and 13.8 mg di-chiro-inositol have been taken twice a day for six months.

For complications during pregnancy: 200 mg of folic acid with some form of inositol has been used twice a day during the first trimester at the beginning of pregnancy.

For children: Breathing problem in newborns, called respiratory distress syndrome. 120–160 mg inositol or 2500 mcmol / L  inositol has been used in hospitals.

Use of inositol in children via injection (INTRAVENOUS)

Breathing problems in newborns, called respiratory distress syndrome. In this, 80-160 mg inositol has been used in hospitals.

In what forms is Inositol available?

Inositol is available as tablet and powder.