Last update June 4, 2016



Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

Product of natural origin and glucose isomer which is present in cereals, fruits, nuts and vegetables, as well as animal offal and milk. It is metabolized to glucose.
Considered as part of vitamin B (Bh) with no clear evidence of its activity as such or signs of deficiency.

It is found in breast milk. A higher concentration in the plasma of newborns than that in their mothers has been found. Breastfed infants show higher plasma levels of Inositol than formula-fed ones or after parenteral nutrition.
It has been used in the newborn period to treat lung disorders and retinopathy associated to prematurity.

No clear therapeutic indications nor cases of overdose poisoning with this product are known.


We do not have alternatives for イノシトール since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

イノシトール is Inositol in Japanese.

Is written in other languages:

イノシトール is also known as


イノシトール belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing イノシトール in its composition:

  • Dertrase™. Contains other elements than イノシトール in its composition
  • Inositech


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 180 daltons


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  2. AESAN. Informe del Comité Científico de la Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN) sobre condiciones de uso de determinadas sustancias distintas de vitaminas, minerales y plantas para ser empleadas en complementos alimenticios - 1. Revista del comité científico nº 17. 2012 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Brown LD, Cheung A, Harwood JE, Battaglia FC. Inositol and mannose utilization rates in term and late-preterm infants exceed nutritional intakes. J Nutr. 2009 Abstract
  4. Huisman M, van Beusekom CM, Lanting CI, Nijeboer HJ, Muskiet FA, Boersma ER. Triglycerides, fatty acids, sterols, mono- and disaccharides and sugar alcohols in human milk and current types of infant formula milk. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1996 Abstract
  5. Hallman M, Bry K, Hoppu K, Lappi M, Pohjavuori M. Inositol supplementation in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. 1992 Abstract
  6. Pereira GR, Baker L, Egler J, Corcoran L, Chiavacci R. Serum myoinositol concentrations in premature infants fed human milk, formula for infants, and parenteral nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr. 1990 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  7. Jenness R. The composition of human milk. Semin Perinatol. 1979 Abstract

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