What other names is Inositol known by?
1,2,3,4,5,6-Cyclohexanehexol, 1,2,5/3,4,6-inositol, (1S)-inositol, (1S)-1,2,4/3,5,6-inositol, Antialopecia Factor, (+)-chiroinositol, cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-Cyclohexanehexol, Cyclohexitol, Dambrose, D-chiro-inositol, D-Myo-Inositol, Facteur Anti-alopécique, Hexahydroxycyclohexane, Inose, Inosite, Inositol Monophosphate, Lipositol, Meso-Inositol, Méso-Inositol, Monophosphate d'Inositol, Mouse Antialopecia Factor, Myo-Inositol, Vitamin B8, Vitamine B8.
What is Inositol?
Inositol is a vitamin-like substance. It is found in many plants and animals. It can also be made in a laboratory.
Possibly Effective for...
- Panic disorder.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
- An ovary disorder known as "polycystic ovary syndrome."
- Problems breathing in premature infants known as "acute respiratory distress syndrome."
- Psoriasis brought on or made worse by lithium drug therapy. Inositol doesn't seem to help psoriasis in people not taking lithium.
Possibly Ineffective for...
Likely Ineffective for...
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Problems metabolizing fat, high cholesterol, inability to sleep, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cancer, hair growth, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).