Definition of Inositol:

Usually considered part of the vitamin B complex.  It is thought that along with choline, inositol is necessary for the formation of lecithin within the body.  Involved in calcium mobilization.

Topics Related to Inositol

Alcoholism Recovery Issues

...recommendation Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
“...Niacinamide or inositol hexaniacinate, safer forms of the same vitamin, might have similar actions.”


...the condition
“...Nutrients such as calcium and magnesium, B-vitamins, niacinamide, B12 injections (especially if stomach acid production is insufficient), tryptophan with inositol and chromium, valerian root, and GABA can have a calming effect...”
...recommendation Inositol
Inositol works by regulating the action of serotonin, a calming neurotransmitter, within the nerve cells.”
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Beet Leaf a treatment
“The components in beet leaf tops include many of vitamins and minerals usually associated with green vegetables, and also high amounts of the lipotropic agents choline, inositol, and betaine...”

Estrogen-balancing Medications a treatment
“...Choline, inositol, and methionine, vitamin C and bioflavonoids have been used to assist in preventing and stopping bleeding from fibroids...”

Excess Phytates in Diet

...the condition
“...Phytates/phytic acid are the storage form of phosphorus bound to inositol in the fiber of raw whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts...”

Fatty Acids

...related topic
“...Important nutritional lipids include lecithin, choline, gamma-linoleic acid, and inositol.”

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) a treatment
“...Assists niacinamide and inositol in preventing anxiety; works in the body much like a natural tranquilizer...”


...the condition
“...NK activity can be significantly enhanced by natural products or drugs such as IP6 (Inositol hexaphosphate), MGN3 (a commercial rice bran product modified with mushroom extracts), thymus extracts, low dose Naltrexone, zinc, DHEA, glutamine, a good multiple vitamin-mineral over time...”

High Total Cholesterol

...recommendation Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
“Probably the best form of vitamin B3 to use for the purpose of cholesterol reduction is inositol hexaniacinate (flush-free niacin)...”
...recommendation Inositol
“A deficiency of inositol is associated with hypercholesterolemia (increased blood-fat levels).”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
Inositol hexaniacinate might play a role in both the reduction of achlorhydria-related symptoms and in augmenting gastric acid secretion...”

Inositol a treatment
Inositol, an 'unofficial' B-vitamin, is a cyclic 6-carbon compound quite similar to glucose...”

Inositol Hexaniacinate a treatment
“...Inositol Hexaniacinate (also known as inositol hexanicotinate) is a newer form of vitamin B-3 (niacin), which does not cause flushing...”

Inositol Requirement

...the condition
Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membranes especially the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines...”

Intermittent Claudication

...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
Inositol hexaniacinate, a special form of vitamin B3, has been used successfully to treat intermittent claudication...”
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...related topic
Inositol Hexaphosphate.”

IP6 - Inositol Hexaphosphate a treatment
“...Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) has, in research since 1985, inhibited the onset and progression of cancers in animals, but supportive research in humans is lacking...”


...related topic
“A mixture of phospholipids that is composed of fatty acids, glycerol, phosphorus, and choline or inositol.  Lecithin can be manufactured in the body...”

Lecithin / Choline a treatment
“...Commercial lecithin supplies choline, inositol, phosphoric acid and fatty acids to the diet...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support a treatment
“...The nutrients glycine, glutamine, choline and inositol are also required for efficient phase two detoxification...”

Melatonin a treatment
“...Inositol at low doses (650mg, which is contained in 3 tbsp of lecithin) at bedtime may help...”

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

...recommendation Inositol
“One study showed that 18gm of inositol daily (2 tsp in juice 3 times daily) for 6 weeks significantly reduced OCD symptoms compared with placebo...”

Painful Menstruation (Dysmenorrhea)

...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
“...It should be noted that the dosage required during heavy cramping is high enough to cause unpleasant side effects and that it would seem that the use of flush-free niacin (inositol hexaniacinate) might be indicated...”

Panic Attacks

...recommendation Inositol
Inositol has been found to be effective in treating panic disorder...”

Poor Memory

...recommendation Inositol
Inositol and choline are B-vitamins necessary for memory, brain function and reducing stress...”


...the condition
“...If additional antianxiety support is needed, GABA, tryptophan, chromium and inositol should be considered...”

Raynaud's Phenomenon

...the condition
“...Consider the use of Vitamins C and E, cayenne, ginger, garlic, gingko biloba, and/or Inositol Hexaniacinate (IH, the non-flushing form of niacin)...”
...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
Inositol hexaniacinate, a variation on the B-vitamin niacin, has been used with some success for relieving symptoms of Raynaud's disease...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) a treatment
“...Inositol hexaniacinate, a "flush-free" niacin, is also available and has many of the same benefits of niacin, and is becoming increasingly popular...”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...The other related substances include choline, inositol and para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)...”
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