Treatment Type: Herbal and Nutritional Supplements
Caregiver: Do it Yourself
Inositol is a naturally occurring component of plant fiber (present in foods like beans, citrus, nuts, rice, veal, pork, and wheat germ).
Inositol is a “second messenger precursor” that appears to work in the brain via a mechanism different from serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Inositol is used as a human supplement to treat depression, though a 2004 meta-analysis of studies found no benefits.