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How much inositol is safe to take in one day? I have been taking 1 gram per day and it helps my anxiety a little bit. Is this better than medication
18 grams/day or more:
Studies have been done using up to 18 grams of Inositol per day and found it safe & well-tolerated with few mild side effects. If it works for you it's better than drugs as it's safer & less habit-forming, but also try exercise, meditation & counseling. Many other supplements may help as well- see http://www. Lef. Org/Magazine/2011/3/The-Chemistry-of-Calm/Page-02
Also consider classical homeopathy. ...Read more
The pills are: Powder compressed into a solid pill. THere's no benefit in taking either one. ...Read more
It's like a vitamine:
You can take up to 1800mg/day of inositol.
Rec: to call your pcp to talk about your problem or concern. ...Read more
Yes, but: There there is no known clinical benefit from taking the inositol. ...Read more
Possibly: Inositol is a natural supplement that may help anxiety by reducing the stress response. In two small studies, doses of 12 to 18 g per day was as effective for reducing intensity and frequency of panic attacks as ssri and better than placebo for reducing intensity and frequency of panic attacks. Side-effects were comparable to ssri and include possible gastrointestinal upset. ...Read more
It's a "non-flushing: Form of Niacin which can lower both cholesterol and triglycerides. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Inositol & DCI: D-chiro-inositol is a supplement found in buckwheat, carob & fig leaf melon. It is a member of the family inositol carbohydrates. ...Read more
I am taking 20 mg of Lexapro. I would like to know if I can Take IP6 & Inositol at the same time.
Is there any side effects to inositol on a normal person??????? Can it any any way impact negatively???
Is inositol safe to buy and take if your 18? Will it help me relax and not think about my intrusive thoughts?
See your doctor: Inositol is a compound that naturally occurs in the body, and is thought to affect the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin and other neurotransmitters play important roles in treatment of depression and anxiety. In your case, you describe having intrusive thoughts. Suggest seeing your doctor for a complete evaluation and recommendations instead of trying to treat your symptoms on your own. Best. ...Read more
Can you take St. Johns Wort (Perika) and Inositol together? 300mg of St Johns Worth 3x per day and 6g of Inositol 3x per day
No known interaction: While taking St. John's wort (which has monoamine oxidase inhibiting properties that may help depression), you must not eat or drink certain foods and beverages that are high in tyramine as that can raise blood pressure to dangerous levels. Inositol is a vitamin-like substance that might help panic, anxiety, and depression and can cause nausea, tiredness, headache, and dizziness. Best regards. ...Read more
Pregnitude has myo-inositol ; folic acid. It is safe to take during pregnancy. Myo-inositol has been shown to improve fertility in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but I don't know if it has any benefits in women without it.
Folic acid prevents neural tube defects but at least 30% of women have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-mthf, so it is ideal to take l-5-mthf. ...Read more
Helps panic attacks&: In a double-blind controlled study inositol was found to be more effective than fluvoxamine (prozac) in reducing panic attacks & in those patients it worked as well as fluvoxamine for relieving anxiety & agoraphobia. It is also proven useful for OCD & depression. More research is needed but it is safe and many people have found it helpful. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11386498. ...Read more
Probably 12 g daily: An increase in inositol in the brain seems to be one of the outcomes of ssri treatment, so it's sensible to consider what might happen if one simply takes inositol. Studies have shown that it seems to work like the ssris. One study found that 6 g a day helped with depression, though 12 g were required in a double-blind study. Sometimes it's difficult to tolerate because of flatulence and cramps. ...Read more
Doesn't have one: As far as I can tell. Inositol is a sugar, and it is broken down in the stomach and first part of the intestines to simple sugars that are absorbed and then metabolized for energy in both the body and brain. I do not believe there is any free inositol that would enter the bloodstream or cross into the CNS as the parent sugar. ...Read more
The right dose: Inositol, one of the B vitamins, is not formally indicated for the treatment of OCD and has some interactions, including one with Lithium, that can be dangerous. The literature suggests that between 2 and 18 gm/day in divided doses can be effective. You should definitely talk with your health care provider before starting an inositol titration. ...Read more
Yes: While there is some evidence that ocd can respond to inositol, the evidence is not as strong as the evidence for ssri's (like zoloft, prozac, paxil (paroxetine)...). However, I do not know you dose without knowing how much medicine is in a teaspoon. You should be on 2000 mg of inositol so check how much is in a teaspoon. ...Read more
Vitamin B8: How was this diagnosed? If you made the decision, don't forget that you could be wrong. But, you'd need to be evaluated by an experienced psychotherapist to know more clearly what bothers you. The supplement has been helpful for OCD at 18 grams/day. Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-299-INOSITOL. Aspx? ActiveIngredientId=299&activeIngredientName=INOSITOL. Consider therapy too. ...Read more
Does it matter if I take powdered or capsules of inositol for anxiety? Can I take it with melatonin?
U can take it: Both ways and you can take it with melatonin, I do not see what not... To be however 100% sure, ask a pharmacist or the doctor who prescribed the drug. Melatonin has minimal side effect and regulates the circadian rhythm. ...Read more
Is 500mg daily of inositol hexanicotinate dangerous? I took it for four years but stopped after reading it was ineffective for lipids.
No: If it were dangerous, it would've been pulled off the market. However, it's definitely ineffective for lowering triglycerides & raising hdl. That only happens when you take "real" Niacin which is converted in the liver from nicotinic acid into nicotinamide. During this process, some people complain of redness, flushing & intense itching. Because nicotinamide is also "niacin", it is sold as nonflus. ...Read more
Is 500mg daily of inositol hexanicotinate dangerous? I took it for four years but stopped after reading it was ineffective for lipid levels.?
Not Dangerous: While 500 mg per day of inositol hexanicotinate is not dangerous, you are correct that inositol does not improve lipids and should not be used. ...Read more
I was on ciprelax for 3 yrs. I stoped it 2 mnths ago to try inositol, but my OCD attacked bady I resume taking it 13 days but feeling vey anxious?
This is workable: Ssri medications can sometimes cause anxiety in the beginning. When one has anxiety and ocd there is region of the brain that is over active. Mindfulness meditation is very helpful. See kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct. Inositol can be useful for ocd but one needs a very high dose (up to 16 gm a day). Check 25-oh vit d3, it might be low. A healthy life style helps, too. ...Read more
Yes, safe & helpful!: Inositol naturally occurs in our bodies and is contained in foods we eat daily, esp. Fruits and grains, so everyone ingests inositol when trying to conceive and in pregnancy. Unlike most supplements, studies have been done using high doses inositol around conception and during pregnancy and it has been confirmed as safe. See https://examine. Com/supplements/inositol/ ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the amount that is taken. "The use of inositol during pregnancy remains controversial as of 2011. In a December 1998 article published in "Alternative Medicine Review, " Lisa Colodny, Pharm. D. and Dr. Ronald L. Hoffman report that inositol may induce uterine contractions. Thus, taking inositol while pregnant has the potential to cause miscarriage, preterm labor or low birth weight." ...Read more
No definite: Evidence it provides extra energy. Inositol is found in cellular messengers and part of structural lipids or phosphatidylinositol. Calories are found in consumer preparations that contain it. But not in inositol alone. Cantaloupe and oranges have high content of inositol. ...Read more