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Here are the answers that we have assembled from the research that we have read. It is important that you know our sources. We use peer reviewed journal articles available at Google ScholarNCBI PubMed, Semantic Scholar, The Cochrane LibraryConsumer Health Complete & Examine.com. Our new favourite tools are elicit.org and connectedpapers.com.

Medical Disclaimer:Please note we are not doctors and are not qualified to give medical advice. The information on this site is general in nature and does not take into account your specific health circumstances. Nothing on this site should be a substitute for professional health or medical advice.

In regards to treatment options for PCOS we refer to the Evidence Based Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 2018. We have condensed this 200+ page paper into a more easily read checklist. You can access this for free clicking the button below.

Inositol is a type of carbohydrate that is found in small amounts in various foods, including grains, fruits, and nuts. The product on this site is a dietary supplement made from corn.


Inositol has been studied for a variety of potential health benefits, including its ability to support women’s health issues like PCOS, infertility, preventing neural tube defects, healthy brain function, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce anxiety and depression.
The recommended dosage of inositol varies depending on the specific health condition being treated and the individual’s age and gender. We recommend 4 grams per day taken with food as 2 grams with breakfast and 2 grams with dinner. 2 grams is a half metric teaspoon.

They are all the same ingredient – natural GMO free Myo Inositol. The dose differs between PCOS, Fertility, IR (4g /day) and Cognitive Health (15g/day). Also FAQs, Blog Posts and Reviews are divided by use category to make it easier to find relevant information. Post purchase support information is also divided by use.

It has been studied and the recommended approach is 2g in the morning and 2g in the evening to get a full 24 hour effect. 

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Finding the best therapeutic approach for PCOS: the importance of inositol(s)bioavailability.

Yes. Inositol is generally considered safe when taken at recommended doses. (4g/day) However, it is always important to speak with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.
Inositol is generally well-tolerated, but some people may experience side effects such as nausea, headache, and dizziness. In some cases flatulence, loose stools and diarrhea. We recommend for mild symptoms using a ramping protocol of 1g/day in week 1, 2g/day in week 2, 3g/day in week 3 and then the normal dose of 4g/day in week 4.  But if you experience any adverse effects while taking inositol, stop taking the supplement immediately and speak with a healthcare provider.
Inositol may interact with certain medications, including antidepressants and blood thinners. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider before taking inositol if you are taking any medications.
There is limited research on the safety of inositol during pregnancy. It is used to treat pregnant women at risk of gestational diabetes. It is always best to speak with a healthcare provider before taking any supplement during pregnancy.
Inositol is added to infant formulas to help with heart and lung development. It has also been studied in children for the treatment of certain conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider before giving inositol to a child.
No, inositol and inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) are two different substances. Inositol is a type of carbohydrate that is found in small amounts in various foods, while IP6 is a compound that is derived from inositol and is available as a dietary supplement. They have different potential health benefits and should not be confused. Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) is a banned substance in sport.

If you have PCOS then give them a copy of the 2023 PCOS Evidence Based Guidelines here. Secondly ask them to look at the research papers linked here.  (two tabs in a spreadsheet.) Thirdly ask them to create an account with elicit.org and do some research themselves.

Our Myo Inositol does not contain ethyl alcohol and is Halal certified.

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