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Inositol: Inositol is a substance produced by the human body and is involved with fat and cell metabolism. Inositol is also available in supplements and plant foods, whole grains, liver and beef heart.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Inositol

Adequate amounts of Inositol are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Inositol

Adequate amounts of Inositol are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Inositol

Excessive intake of Inositol may involve the following risks:

  • None
  • Toxicity to nerve tissue
  • Uremic polyneuropathy
  • Numbness in extreme its
  • Weakness in extremities
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation before consulting with your healthcare practitioner
  • Do not use in children before consulting with your healthcare practitioner
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your physician and all your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Inositol

Inositol: A natural sugar found in cell membrane phospholipids, plasma lipoproteins, and (as the phosphate form) in the nucleus with potential chemopreventive properties. As one of a number of intracellular phosphate compounds, inositol is involved in cell signaling and may stimulate tumor cell differentiation. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Inositol : cyclic sugar alcohol, the fully hydroxylated derivative of cyclohexane, occurring naturally in a variety of stereoisomers, most commonly, the myo-isomer, myoinositol, a member of the vitamin B complex and a component of phosphatidylinositols.
Source: CRISP

Inositol: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Inositol) include:

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