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Does using inositol work for curing anxiety?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Valencia Porter
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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not cure

There are two very small double blind studies that show that inositol may be helpful in reducing the severity and frequency of a particular kind of anxiety - panic attacks.
There is no data on other forms of anxiety and it certainly wouldn't be a cure even for panic. But as with other supplements, the good news it doesn't usually have side effects - other than cost.

In brief: Not cure

There are two very small double blind studies that show that inositol may be helpful in reducing the severity and frequency of a particular kind of anxiety - panic attacks.
There is no data on other forms of anxiety and it certainly wouldn't be a cure even for panic. But as with other supplements, the good news it doesn't usually have side effects - other than cost.
Dr. Peter Forster
Dr. Peter Forster
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