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Old 04-27-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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Question How does inositol work?

I know that vitamin B5 works by drying your oil up, but does inositol do the same?

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Old 04-27-2004, 05:53 PM   #2
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Re: How does inositol work?

hi...could u please tell me where I could find this vitamin b5 it is a pill right? and if I could buy it at Walmart or stores like that or if i'd have to buy it on the net...does it have any side i need a prescription? .thank you...

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Old 04-28-2004, 02:46 AM   #3
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Re: How does inositol work?

You can buy Inositol and vitamin B5 at GNC. On the bottle of B5 it will say pantothenic acid. You should get the 500 mg. I did buy the pantothenic acid on the internet but found that it worked somewhat to clear up my breakouts. But after buying it from GNC it worked so much better. My skin was very clear. But it really is the same price when you add it all together if you buy it off the internet or from GNC. Hope this helps.

Old 04-28-2004, 01:38 PM   #4
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Re: How does inositol work?

it's supposed to help with cell growth, and the movement of fats throughout the body. not really sure how that helps acne.

there's a vitamin b3 form of inositol (called inositol hexaniacinate) that's different from the normal inositol. it helps with breaking down carbohydrates.

Old 04-28-2004, 04:16 PM   #5
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Re: How does inositol work?

Ok, thanks.

Old 05-07-2004, 11:45 PM   #6
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Re: How does inositol work?

Inositol Hexanicotinate (IP6) and Inositol are NOT the same thing and work through different mechanisms.

IP6 is basically Niacin. Think Niacinamide. Also see Niacin for high cholesterol and niacinamide gel for acne.

Inositol work by aiding in lecithin metabolism.

Old 05-08-2004, 11:47 PM   #7
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Re: How does inositol work?

I have not read of anything to suggest Inositol can do anything noticable for ance. Misfit2003 is right in saying IP6 is NOT inositol.
I don't want to sound hypocritical (because I advocate taking large amounts of B5) but I think taking a large amount of Inositol daily could throw your body out of wack in the long run. It's not toxic, but it could depleat your body of other vitamins.

Inositiol combined with Choline help the liver, wich in trun will help clean your blood helping clear your skin; but I don't think simply taking Inositol can do anything significant in the way of acne.
I may be wrong. I would be happy to listen to anyone tell me their experience with Inositol and acne.

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