A vitamin-like substance found in many plants and animals, inositol has numerous medical and pharmaceutical applications. In addition to its widespread availability, inositol can also be synthesized in laboratories, and is used to treat a wide array of maladies, including diabetic nerve pain, , high cholesterol, panic disorder, insomnia, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, promoting hair growth, treating psoriasis, attention deficit disorder (ADD), autism, and alleviating the side effects of patients undergoing treatment with lithium. Inositol can also be taken orally to treat conditions related to polycystic ovary syndrome, including high blood pressure, high levels of testosterone, failure to ovulate, and high triglycerides. Believed to balance certain chemicals in the body to aid with conditions such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. Essentially, inositol’s primary function is to convert nutrients into energy. The more your body has, the more efficiently your body can process energy.