Natural Remedies

What are the benefits of inositol?

Inositol is vitamin B8. It’s no longer classified as a B vitamin because research has found that your body can make it. Still, it’s a very important nutrient. Interestingly enough, it has a sweet taste and it can help with carb cravings.


  • Natural antidepressant

  • Natural anti-anxiety

  • Can help with menstrual cycle

  • Can help with fertility

  • Can reduce the need for binge eating

  • Can reduce food cravings

  • Can help reduce stress

  • Can help reduce mood swings

  • Helps with PCOS

  • Helps with acne

  • Acts similar to metformin

  • Lowers insulin

  • Decreases cholesterol

  • Helps with neuropathy

  • Reduces risk of kidney stones

  • Helps with menstrual cycle problems

  • Helps with production of neurotransmitters

  • Helps restore FSH/LH hormone ratios

Benefits of IP-6 (type of inositol)

  • Decreases risk of fibroids

  • Supports immune system

  • Decreases abnormal cells

  • Inhibits oxidation from iron

  • Gets rid of excess iron in the body

  • Amazing chelator of heavy metals

How to consume it

Follow the directions on the label for the proper dosage.

Your body makes inositol, and it’s most abundant in your brain. It’s actually a sugar alcohol made from glucose. It can help with insulin resistance, blood sugars, and even carb cravings. In large doses (2000 mg twice per day with a little bit of folate) inositol may actually help with conditions like ADD, OCD, overwhelm, depression and problems with binge eating.

Where to get it

Myo-inositol is the type of inositol you might want to take, as it is the most bioavailable version of it. Additionally, you can get IP-6 inositol for the benefits mentioned above. You can get these at a health food store or order them online.

Last updated: Jul 10, 2023 14:02 PM