Origin: Naturally produced by the body and can be sourced from meat and eggs, fruits such as oranges, peaches, and pears, grains, legumes, bell peppers, asparagus, tomatoes, leafy greens, and nuts.
Also Known As:
mouse antialopecia factor
rat anti-spectacled eye factor
scyllite (for the structural isomer scyllo-inositol)
Overview: Inositol is a carbocyclic sugar present in the brain and other mammalian tissues. It mediates cell signal transduction in response to a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters and growth factors and participates in osmoregulation.
- Reducing anxiety by affecting serotonin in the body
- Improving insulin sensitivity
- Improving fertility in women with PCOS
- Reducing symptoms of depression
- Potentially supporting weight loss in women with PCOS
- Improving blood lipids
- Reducing blood pressure
Common Dosage: Doses of inositol supplements used in studies generally range from 2 to 18 grams per day.