Inositol Side Effects

Inositol is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults. It can cause nausea, tiredness, headache, and dizziness.





There are a few less common, but more serious, inositol side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:

Worsening of bipolar disorder (although this was reported in only one case and may have been caused by other factors)

Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:



A rash


Difficulty breathing

Swelling of the mouth or throat.

Some preliminary results of studies on high-dose inositol supplements show promising results for people suffering from problems such as bulimia, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, and unipolar and bipolar depression.[18][19][20][21]

In a single double-blind study on 13 patients, Myo-inositol (18 grams daily) has been found to reduce the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) significantly, with effectiveness equal to SSRIs and virtually without side-effects.[22] In a double-blind, controlled trial, myo-inositol (18 grams daily) was superior to fluvoxamine for decreasing the number of panic attacks and other side-effects.[20]

Patients suffering from clinical depression, in general, have decreased levels of inositol in their cerebrospinal fluid.[18][19] A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of depressed patients showed that a high dose of inositol (12 grams daily) resulted in significant improvement of symptoms, with no changes noted in liver, kidney, or hematological function.[18][19][21] A meta-analysis of randomized trials of inositol for depression was not able to determine if inositol is of benefit.[23]






Some info on Inositol from Soulcysters.net


Benefits of Myo-Inositol

*Encourges Ovulation in women with absent or irregular menstrual cycles with PCOS

*Decreases Leptin, and helps with Wieght loss in PCOS

*Improves Mood, and can help depression according to studies

*It is really good for your liver

*helps hirsutism

* decreses androgens

*helps Insulin Resistance

*decreases acne

*Lowers total and free testosterone levels

*Improves quality of eggs

Testamonials and threads on Myo-Inositol (there are more on soulcysters.net, but you need to check them out!)


What is the best dose for Myo-Inositol?

The studies seem to be based on 2,000 mg or 4,000 mg. While there was one study on 200 mg, I recomend the 2 or 4,ooo mg dose for extra insurance that you will get all the benefits of Myo-I. Starting with 1,000 mg and gradually working your way up to the dose you choose is a good way to do it.

If your BMI is above 37, you will probably need higher doses than 4,000 mg.

Where can I purchase Myo-Inositol?

Myo-Inositol is the fancy name for regular old Inositol supplements, which can be purchased usually at health food and supplement stores, along with online stores. My favorite right now is iherb.com, but Vitacost.com, and luckyvitamin.com are also great

It is available in powder or capsule form. I take powder form, and just swallow water on top. It is not hard to take, it is a sweet powder! Much easier than swallow tons of pills, and cheaper too.

(there are more on soulcysters.net, but you need to check them out!)



How do I take Myo-Inositol?

It is recomended to spread your Myo-I into at least 2 doses, and 3 if possible. Take it 45 minutes to 1 hour before eating on an empty stomach Inositol is water soulable, so drink it with water. I just place the sweet powder on my tounge sometimes, and drink down a nice amount of water. The Myo-I just melts in my mouth! As with DCI, Caffiene Kills MYo- Inositol, and also depletes your Inositol stores in your body.

Should I take both Myo-Inositol and D-chiro Inositol or just one of them?

That is your personal choice, of course. They both have similar results in the studies, and they are both from the inositol family. However I think taking both of them could give you the best results? Myo-Inositol has been proven to help with Wieght loss, and D-chiro Inositol helps with Waist-to-hip ratio. So they both have their special things they do. They both help with Ovulation, lowering testosterone, ect. Myo-Inositol has helped my skin, and is proven to help ance and hair growth.

Alot of poeple are just taking D-chiro Inositol with good results, but a few of us take both Myo-I and DCI. Reading the clinical studies might help you make a decision also.

For myself, I take both D-chiro Inositol and Myo-Inositol. I had been on DCI for a few months, and added in the Myo-Inositol recently and I found additional benefits adding Myo-Insoitol to my regime!

Will be researching for side effects of it tomorrow :)