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Now Foods Inositol Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Nutrition Info | Cost | Bottom Line

The medication known as Inositol is offered for a variety of different health concerns. It is widely promoted as a means of helping with various types of pain in the nerves, insomnia, cancer, mental health issues including depression and schizophrenia, ADD, and Autism. These are all problems that are very rampant in our society so there is a need for products that can help to reduce those effects.
Inositol is a product that is created by an array of different manufacturers. Some of then are in the USA, but most of them are located in India and China. You will also find this product offered under variety names both brands and generics. Not only does it come from plants and animals but it is also manufactured in a laboratory setting.
Inositol should only be used when prescribed by a medical professional. It isn’t advised to take it when someone else was the intended party for it. Some doctors can offer free samples before they give a full prescription so you should ask about that option.

Nutrition Info

1) Ingredients of Inositol

Inositol includes the following ingredients: Vitamin B.

2) What Does Inositol Do?

Inositol is a type of polyalcohol which has part of the Vitamin B complex in it. This mediation is promoted as a product that can help to take care of a large spectrum of health concerns. They include mental health disorders, anxiety, nerve pain, insomnia, Alzheimer’s, ADD, hair loss, and even skin disorders.

According to the information about Inositol, it works be being able to balance the chemicals found in the brain. However, there is a lack of information provided about how this process is accomplished. Any situation where you are working with the function of the brain and the chemical levels, it can be very complex. There is also the fact that it can affect everyone differently.

Inositol should only be taken by adults who are at least 18 years of age. Some common side effects associated with it include nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and chronic headaches. It isn’t advised for women who are pregnant or nursing to use it.

It is crucial to take the recommended dose of Inositol by a doctor and no more. Some studies show that taking more than the right dose can result in health problems and mental health concerns becoming worse. Typically the dose is from 12 to 18 grams per day. A doctor will usually offer the lowest possible dose and then increase it if necessary.


3) How Much Does Inositol Cost?

The cost of Inositol depends on various factors. It depends on the country, the brand name, or if a generic option is given. If you have a hard time paying for this form of medication, tell your doctor. They may be able to offer an alternative that is more affordable for you.

Most insurance programs and prescription programs do cover the cost of Inositol. You will have to check with your provider though to see if it will be approved. They can also tell you the cost that you have to pay out of pocket should there be any co-pay or deductible associated with it.

Bottom Line

4) The Bottom Line – “Does it Work?”

We are still in the testing phase with Inositol from NOW Foods and will update with our results very soon. But until then, please share your personal experience below with us and support our entire community.

If you’re interested in other NOW Foods supplements, check out our Dopa Mucuna review.

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Marylou Kaestner

started using inositol 6 months ago. I must say it has effective. I am ovulating, sugar levels are down as well as cholesterol. Please discuss with your doctor about this supplement.

Max Danek

I have been taking Inositol Powder for ten days and my carb cravings are gone, but I feel tired. I read that tiredness is a side effect of taking inositol, so should I stop taking?