Posted by bleauberry on May 15, 2008, at 19:51:28
In reply to Inositol and Neurotransmitters, posted by PamS on May 12, 2008, at 19:33:50
I think it is a pretty fair assumption that when we cannot manipulate one neurotransmitter system without directly or indirectly impacting the others. Exactly what inositol's impact on other neuros would be I think is not understood in detail.
From what I have read, it looks like inositol is a second messenger for serotonin, whatever that means. It somehow works with the serotonin system. Some people find it calming, some people not. Some people find it antidepressant, some people not.
Starting with 750mg I think was wise. I doubt one dose, unless a big one, is going to have much impact though. A strategy to try would be to take 750mg a day for 4 days in a row and see if there is any accumulative effect. If not, then double the dose and go another 4 days. Keep going like that until something happens and you can feel what it is doing.