Inositol can be found in nuts, beans, wheat, wheat bran, cantaloupe, and oranges. Inositol is a member of the water-soluble B vitamin family. It is involved in the formation of cell membranes along with the transport of fats. Inositol aids nerve transmission as well. Inositol can be found in several stereoisomer forms within the body, including myo-inositol, which is the most abundant form found in the central nervous system, and D-chiro-inositol. These isomers aid the body with proper functioning and communication.
Inostiol has no known interactions with drugs. However, when inositol combines with minerals, especially calcium, zinc, and iron, the phytic acid may hinder mineral absorption.
Inositol is generally well tolerated by most people, taken in the proper dosage, for a significant amount of time. Some people may experience nausea, tiredness, headache, and dizziness.
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