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Inositol is a nutrient which used to be classified as part of the B-Complex vitamin family. It is an integral part of all cellular membranes which contributes to muscular and nerve function, and helps metabolize fats in the liver, among other things. These NOW powders provide Myo-Inositol, its most abundant form, which all cell membranes use in their signalling molecules to respond to external stimuli - especially in the brain and central nervous system's neurotransmitters, where it can help support healthy mood balance when taken as a supplement.
Two mood disturbances Inositol may particularly be able to help with are panic disorders (reducing panic attacks and agoraphobia) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A somewhat related area it reportedly may be of help with as a supplement is for psoriasis, brought on or worsened by lithium drug therapy.
It may also be able to contribute to Healthy Ovarian Function and blood sugar maintenance, in women, to promote ovulation in those who are having trouble with that due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
In addition, some studies indicate Inositol can be quite valuable as an adjunctive therapy to help ameliorate the side effects and preserve the quality of life in patients being treated with chemotherapy for some types of cancer.
Each 5 ml level teaspoon contains: 3 g of Inositol Powder (or 6 g per 2 level teaspoon dose). No other ingredients.
Free of fillers, wheat, milk, egg, soy, yeast, corn.
For mood and behavior support, take 2 teaspoons, 2-3 times daily with meals, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
To support female hormonal balance, take 1 level teaspoon twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 3 weeks.
Once opened, store away from moisture in a cool place.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. May cause side effects such as nausea, tiredness, headache, and dizziness.
Potential Allergens: Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80036334.
Some clinical research indicates inositol may have benefits similar to SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, such as Prozac) for panic disorder, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
– Benjamin J, Levine J, Fux M, et al. Double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of inositol treatment for panic disorder. Am J Psychiatry 1995; 152: 1084-6.
– Fux M, Levine J, Aviv A, Belmaker RH. Inositol treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Am J Psychiatry 1996;153: 1219-21.
– Levine J, Barak Y, Gonzalves M, et al. Double-blind, controlled trial of inositol treatment of depression. Am J Psychiatry 1995;152: 792-4.
- Vucenik I, and Shamsuddin AM. Protection against cancer by dietary IP6 and inositol. Nutr Cancer. 2006, 55(2):109-25.