Importance of Inositol
Inositol is necessary in the human body for the following.
- Formation of lecithin
- Aids in the breakdown of fats
- Helps reduce blood cholesterol
- Helps prevent thinning hair
Inositol Deficiency Symptoms: May result in high blood cholesterol, constipation, eczema, hair loss.
Choline should be taken in the same amount as inositol and the best is to take the entire Vitamin B-100 Complex with it, Vitamin E, Vitamin C as well as folic acid and linoleic acid is thought to increase the functioning of inositol.
When You May Need Inositol
Taking of long term antibiotics may increase your need for inositol, as well as if you consume a lot of coffee. Coffee kills the nutrient Inositol.
Inositol is available from both plant and animal sources. The plant form in which inositol is available is phytic acid, which can bind with minerals and so affect their absorption negatively.
In the diet, oranges, cantaloupe, nuts, beans, wheat and wheat bran, cantaloupe and oranges are good sources of inositol. A deficiency in inositol may result in symptoms such as eczema, hair loss, constipation, abnormalities of the eyes and raised cholesterol. Inositol Powder is a convenient form allowing you to easily meet your body's requirements for this important nutrient.
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