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#1 metallicamommy

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 02:11 PM

I'm just curious, has anyone here taken, or are you currently taking, inositol, and if you've seen any positive results?


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Posted 21 August 2005 - 03:40 PM

I am, though much less than the recomended dosage for depression.  I take it along with Niacin, Magnesium Oxide, Chromium Picolinate, & Omega-3's.  While taking my regular meds Welbutrin and Busparine.  One warning on taking a large dosage 10-15 grams/day, it may cause the squirts'.  Inositol helps the brains receptors become more sensitive to serotonin.  As for the results, I believe it works and so do some psychs, but I've been wrong before.
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 07:46 PM

I take 6g a day in two divided doses.
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 07:49 AM

I'm just curious, has anyone here taken, or are you currently taking, inositol, and if you've seen any positive results?

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I tried it for a couple weeks and it didn't do jack for me. It might work for other people though.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:22 AM

I don't take the high dosage Inositol anymore. I now take the amount that's bonded with my GABA, which is 500mg Inositol.
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 09:59 PM

Inositol in very large doses is, if memory serves, supposed to act as a heavy duty stimulant in BP1 folks.  I'm talking big doses, not several cans of red bull type of thing.  Speaking of Red Bull, Taurine is supposed to be a nice stimulating amino acid, but I've yet to even hear anecdotal reports of it having any effect whatsoever.  By the way MoparGuy, I like the name.  Owned a Chrysler for a good long while, absolute beast.  Switched to imports and sometimes I miss the old tank...

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 07:53 AM

As far as bipolar, there have been some small studies that showed inositol effective against bipolar depression, but also case reports of it triggering mania.  So yep, I'd say that's one to be watched carefully.  Taurine is actually an inhibitory amino acid, regardless of Red Bull marketing, LOL!   From Red Bull - Does It Give You Wings?:
"As I indicated, Taurine acts as a neural regulator. In fact, it is one of those chemicals in our brain that is responsible for a calm positive mood. Perhaps the wings effect is referring to the fact that the Taurine in Red Bull will make you calm and clear-headed. There has certainly been data to demonstrate that Taurine is effective when dealing with stress. Another ingredient that would indicate that the "wings" tag line may refer more to your mental state is the ingredient Inositol. This is another compound that has been shown to have a positive, calming, effect on your mood.
What about an energy boost? In looking at the ingredients, Caffeine certainly jumps out as a major stimulant. Other than that, sugar is always effective at providing a good short-term energy boost. These are probably the main ingredients that will make you more "vitalized.""



I thought this was an interesting article too:  Debunking the Effects of Taurine in Red Bull Energy Drink, looking at the "sports drink" side of things, immediate effect on muscles, blood-brain barrier, difference between RB and a cup of coffee, etc. (click on Download PDF to read the whole thing): 
"The manufacturers claim that drinking Red Bull enhances physical endurance, concentration and reaction speed. The main ingredients of Red Bull include sugar, taurine, glucuronolactone and caffeine.  It is hypothesized that the combinatorial influences of these ingredients are responsible for Red Bull’s proposed effects.  This report critically reviews these claims and concludes that caffeine alone may be responsible for the proposed effects."


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:34 PM

I took 16 grams a day in two 8 gram doses for 6 moths for GAD, it had a noticible positive effect but it end up being more of a pain than it was worth.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 12:54 AM

I take inositol in medium large doses. its compounded for me (ie i need a prescription and a special pharmacy makes it). I have found it to be the best working thing for my anxiety so far. I tried GABA a few weeks ago, but I had side effects, so back to inositol.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:48 AM

GABA taken orally can't pass through the blood brain barrier so it all passes right out in urine, never doing anything. It's useless as a dietary supplement.

If you're taking inositol, you should consider taking choline as well, or a B complex that includes ample amounts of all of them.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:47 AM

I believe, Inositol may be helpful in lowering an individual's cholesterol levels. However, Inositol has been found to be helpful in other areas as well, including the promotion of healthy hair, the prevention of eczema, and as an aid in the redistribution of body fat.
Inositol is also vital for hair growth, and, as a component of lecithin, helps to prevent high cholesterol and the hardening of the arteries caused by cholesterol buildup. It has also been said to have a calming effect on the nervous system, and is being studied as a possible treatment for depression, panic attacks, and even Alzheimer’s disease.



http://www.vitaminst...m/inositol.html

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