Health Benefits

Inositol is an Antioxidant vitamin from the ‘B’ group, essential for cleansing Blood of excess fats, preventing hardening of the arteries (Arteriosclerosis) and important in the formation of lecithin and the metabolism of fat and cholesterol. Inositol is essential, to help remove fat from the liver.

Inositol is also important for Nutrition of the Brain cells and health of the nerves. A deficiency of Inositol may cause hair loss and baldness. It can also lead to constipation, skin diseases and heart disease.

An “unofficial” member of the B vitamins, inositol has even been shown to relieve depression and panic attacks.

Inositol is another one of the vitamins that may be produced by bacterial synthesis in the gut and available from the diet. The other vitamins associated with being produced in the intestines by beneficial bacteria are: Biotin, Choline, Folic Acid, PABA, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin K.

Beneficial Bacteria comprise approximately 90% of digestive tract bacteria in healthy persons.

Therapeutic Uses

Atherosclerosis, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, fatty liver, anxiety, stress, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, diabetes, constipation, cataracts, hair loss,lactation, premature infants, prevention of neural tube defects, muscular dystrophy, autism, bulimia, insomnia, female and male infertility, male impotence, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), dermatitis,
eczema, psoriasis.

Antagonists: Caffeine, high use of caffeine drinks in the diet, antibiotics, lithium and pesticides.

Dietary Sources

Dried Fruit
Protein Foods
Starch Foods
Herbal Source
Starch Foods

A Guide to Vitamins Found Naturally in Food

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