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Top Inositol Products* ❯View User Ratings* ❯*Affiliate LinksOVERVIEW: Inositol is sometimes referred to as Vitamin B8 because of its similarity to the B vitamin family; however it is actually a vitamin-like substance. It is a building block for many different compounds in the body, helps to balance various chemicals, and aids in fat transport. READ MORE...USED FOR: Insomnia, Depression, ADHD, OCD, Panic disorder, Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Memory, Alzheimer's disease, Hair growth, Diabetic neuropathy.MECHANISM: Inositol that is made in the body is an essential component of cell membranes. It is part of the messenger system that controls serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the body. Inositol from supplements may have similar benefits as SSRIs and improve insulin sensitivity. READ MORE...DOSAGE: 500 mg - 18 g per day, depending on intended purpose.SIDE EFFECTS: Rated as Possibly Safe when used orally and appropriately. Generally well tolerated; may cause nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, headache, and dizziness. READ MORE...INTERACTIONS: No known interactions with drugs. No known interactions with herbs or supplements. Excessive consumption of inositol may affect people with bipolar disorder.RELATED SUPPLEMENTS: Alpha GPC, Citicoline, Phosphatidylcholine, DMAE, Lecithin, Centrophenoxine, Phosphatidylserine, UridineTop Inositol Supplements
- Supports brain & liver health
- Involved in mood regulation & nerve signalling
- Improves insulin sensitivity for PCOS, fertility & weight loss
Thank you for the article. I have troubles with sleep, the overactive mind and difficulty ‘winding down.’ I’ve taken Inositol the past couple nights, and felt calmer and feel like I slept deeper. It’s still hard to get up at 5:30 a.m. though…
I disagree with this sentence:
“Unfortunately, GABA is not bioavailable in pill form and cannot be directly supplemented when levels are low.”
This is simply theoretical, and many sites just parrot the same thing. I HAVE taken GABA capsules, on multiple nights, over the span of at least 5+ years, and let me assure you they very much calm you down. IT WORKS. Benzodiazepines interact with GABA receptors as well. My wife has taken it, and a few people at work as well. She had to stop it because it was too hard to wake up the next morning.
Take too much GABA and you WILL feel drowsy/hung over half-way through the next day. At one time I tried 500 mg at bedtime, but couldn’t wake up the whole next day, so I trimmed down to only 100-200 mg, only if I am in dire need.
Julia Ross, author of “The Mood Cure” has used GABA in their clinic’s patients for several years and they have shown consistent positive effects for sleep, as they do with L-tryptophan (which I’ve also tried, but it leaves me too hung over). She calls GABA “wildly effective” for insomnia help.
I’ll keep testing my 750 mg Inositol cap at bedtime and monitor my sleep quality and quantity. Thank you again.
For what it’s worth, my understanding is that GABA does not cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) unless the BBB is damaged. Google PMID: 6677191 “A GABA-EEG test of the blood-brain barrier near epileptic foci.”
I wonder if more people have a permeable BBB than previously thought? I also wonder if this would prove especially true for those of us with sleep problems? I’m not implying these are true, just wondering.
Too bad Choline is a diuretic. Otherwise I would be taking it with Inositol for better sleep. I have an overactive bladder and that greatly contributes to my insomnia.
Hi all. The article states that many people include (inositol) in a daily regimen of B-vitamins to set general conditions which are conducive to normal sleep cycles.
I assume this would be the B Vitamin Complex,? but at what strength would anyone recommend it? 50mg for example?
Took myoinositol for 2 weeks to increase fertility but develop serious insomnia that I had to stop taking it anymore. Its harder than normal for mr to go sleep. And I will wake up if there is any sound and then not able to go back to sleep. Horrible feeling. Strong sode effect. By the way my acnes never stop after I start taking this pill too. Im just on a low dosage of 500mg only. So far I dont see any benefits onky drawbacks.