Inositol is a naturally occurring nutrient found in various forms, the most common being myo-inositol. Inositol is found in phospholipids which function as cellular mediators of signal transduction, in metabolic regulation, and growth. Myo-inositol is one of nine distinct isomers of inositol, and the terms are often used interchangeably. Humans can make inositol in the body, which they do from glucose.
Inositol is a direct precursor of phospholipids which are a major component of cellular membranes. Inositol helps to maintain proper electrical energy and nutrient transfer across the cell membrane. It also acts as a lipotropic which converts fats into other useful products. inositol helps establish healthy cell membranes, which facilitate nerve impulses.
Usages and Dosage
Inositol supplements have many health benefits. The usual does to start is around 1g a day, to understand ones tolerance.