Inositol is suggested to be a helpful supplement for PCOS, mental health, periods, and more. Let’s break down the facts about this naturally occurring substance.

By fertility expert and OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

True or false: there’s one supplement that has shown improvements in mental health, ovulatory function, PCOS, fertility, and more… true! Inositol is a carbohydrate that interacts strongly with hormones and neurotransmitters in the body. More research is needed, but here’s what we know so far.

What is inositol?

Inositol is a naturally occurring, vitamin-like carbohydrate that’s found in your body. It’s most abundant in the brain and tissues and has a large effect on hormones and other neurotransmitters.

Inositol is frequently used for metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as well as other medical and mental conditions. There are many forms of inositol, but the two most common are myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI).

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