pcos inositol faqs

Inositol Powder FAQs

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 Scholar, NCBI PubMed, The Cochrane LibraryConsumer Health Complete & Examine.com.

Medical Disclaimer: Please note we 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.

How much Inositol powder should I take?

The recommended daily dose for women with PCOS, Fertility or Insulin Resistance is 4 grams per day. (2g in morning and 2g at night)

For Cognitive Health the recommended dose is 15g per day. (5g at breakfast, lunch and dinner.) 

How do I take Inositol powder?

The easiest way to take inositol powder is to mix it in a 250ml glass of water or juice and drink it. 

Alternatively add it to food. The taste is sweet.

Can I take Inositol powder with coffee? 

It is recommended that you don't take inositol with coffee as the caffeine reduces the postive benefits. There isn't a negative health effect rather just the reduction of postive effects.

What is the difference between PCOS Inositol and Fertility Inositol?

Nothing. It is all 100% pure pharmaceutical grade Myo-Inositol. The dosage for Cognitive Health applications (15g/day)  is much more than for Fertility and PCOS applications (4g/day). We legally have to label Cognitive Health packs differently. Also plenty of women take Inositol for fertility / womens health reasons that don't have PCOS. This means we seperate the product by use.

Why don't you sell a 40:1 D Chiro / Myo Inositol Blend.

Too much D Chiro inositol can be harmful for people trying to conceive. The body converts Myo Inositol to D-Chiro and 7 other types of Inositol including D-Chiro in a one way non-reversable process. The main reason for taking 40:1 is an increase in speed to results for treating certain conditions. 

Are there side effects from Inositol powder?

Inositol is a very safe food supplement. it's often used in infant formulas and baby foods.

For a small percentage of women there is an adjustment process. This may mean headaches, dizziness, stomach ache or more frequent urination for the first few days or even weeks. 

If this is the case for you, then we recommend you take your regular over the counter headache tablets and or start on a smaller dose and build up to the recommended dose slowly.

So rather than 4 grams per day you might take 1g in week 1, 2g in week 2, 3g in week 3, 4g in week 4.

It may also be helpful to split the daily dose into a morning and evening serving.

Can I take Inositol powder while I am pregnant?

Inositol is recommended by some GP's to women who are pregnant as it reduces the risk of gestational diabetes.

There are a number of peer reviewed studies where there has been no adverse effects from near conception through to delivery.

Always check with your GP if this is right for you.

Can I take Inositol powder while I am breastfeeding?

We have not found a study to say that inositol in breastmilk causes problems for breastfeeding infants. 

There are studies to support some positive benefits but there isn't a lot of research on this.

We recommend that you make your own searches using the above provided sources

If you do find something that we haven't seen please let us know.

Why isn't Inositol powder made from Australian grown corn?

The planting area for corn in Australia averages 160,000 hectares and produces around 440,000 tonnes. 

In China the area planted for corn is 76,000,000 acres producing 257 million tonnes. 

This is well over 500 times more corn grown than in Australia

Inositol production is a small fraction of this large quantity. 

We haven't found an Australian grown Inositol supply and suspect that the Australian industry is too small and serves other higher yield markets.

Is your Inositol powder vegan & GMO free?

Yes. It is GMO Free, Plant Based and Vegan safe. It is made from corn. You can buy cheaper synthesized inositol cracked in a lab with leftover enzymes. More detailed answer coming soon.


Can I take Inositol powder while I am taking another medication?

Depends on advice from your doctor. Most often we say to people get a medically supervised trial of one treatment at a time. If you are taking 3 or 4 treatments and add another how can you know which one is helping or not?

Is Inositol powder safe?

Yes. More detailed answer coming soon.  

What is Inositol?

We would define Inositol as a sweet cabohydrate powder used as a health supplement for PCOS, fertility, certain cognitive and insulin resistant health conditions. You are best to read the wiki page for a more technical explantion. Link here.

Is your Inositol a blend of Myo Inositol, D-Chiro-inositol, Scyllo-inositol, Muco-inositol, L-chiro-inositol, Neo-inositol, Allo-inositol, Epi-inositol, and Ci-inositol

We are most often asked just if our product is a 40:1 blend of Myo and D-Chiro inositols. The answer is no. 

We only sell 100% pure Myo Inositol for four reasons. 

1. The body converts Myo Inositol to D Chiro & other Inositols as it requires. Myo Inositol is the primary building block for up to 8 different Inositols.
2. Myo-Inositol is more flexible treating both hormonal and reproductive symptoms alone than D-Chiro Inositol.
3. Too much D-Chiro inositol is actually harmful to people trying to get pregnant.
4. The dose for D-Chiro is really small 0.1g per day. You are likely getting this from food already.


See more in our blog post on this including journal references.

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