Inositol is a vitamin that is utilized by the body for a variety of metabolic processes. It is a simple carbohydrate and is essential to human health. Inositol is a member of the b-complex family of vitamins, but is not the same as inositol Hexaphosphate or inositol hexaniacinate.
What it is
Inositol is a simple carbohydrate necessary for the formation of lecithin and functions closely with a B complex vitamin, Choline. Inositol is a fundamental ingredient of cell membranes and is necessary for proper function of nerves, brain, and muscles in the body. Inositol works in conjunction with folacin, Vitamins B-6 and B-12, choline, betaine, and methionine to prevent the accumulation of fats in the liver.
What it does
Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membranes especially the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines. The function of the cell membranes is to regulate the contents of the cells, which makes effective functioning possible.
Inositol is said to promote healthy hair, hair growth, and helps in controlling estrogen levels and may assist in preventing breast lumps. It may also be of benefit in reducing blood cholesterol levels.
- Promotes hair growth and strength
- Aids in preventing hair loss
- Creates a calming effect and reduces blood cholesterol
- Prevents hardening of the arteries
- Important in formation of lecithin and metabolism of fat and cholesterol
- Removes fat from the liver
- Aid in distribution of body fat
- Helps to prevent eczema
- Used for depression, panic attacks and diabetes
Dosing guidelines are dependent upon physiological requirement, however the recommended daily allowance is 100mg daily.