Inositol - (Inositol is the common name of myoinositol, the only form of Inositol utilized by the body as a nutrient. Inositol is a simple carbohydrate involved in the glucuronic acid and pentose phosphate pathways that are responsible for products such as glucose, glucuronolactone and water. Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membranes especially the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines. A fair concentration of Inositol is found in the lens of the human eye as well as the heart. The function of the cell membranes is to regulate the contents of the cells, which makes effective functioning possible. Inositol affects nerve transmission and helps in transporting fats within the body.
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. The body is also able to manufacture Inositol. It is available from wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, bananas, veal, pork, liver, brown rice, and wheat bran, cantaloupe, oat flakes, nuts, unrefined molasses, raisins and vegetables.If the Inositol intake is not sufficient, symptoms such as eczema, hair loss, constipation, and abnormalities of the eyes and raised cholesterol may be observed. People with diabetes have increased excretion and may benefit from Inositol supplementation.
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