Inositol (or myo-inositol) is a B-vitamin-like molecule often used to help regulate blood sugar, manage polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and alleviate the symptoms of mood disorders such as low mood or anxiousness. Essentially, this helps hormones such as insulin and neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine work more effectively.
Research suggests that high doses of inositol can address the symptoms of behavioral and compulsive disorders, particularly those related to mood imbalances. Recent research also supports a role for lower doses of inositol in cellular defense and normal cell growth and differentiation, especially in combination with I-P-6 (inositol hexaphosphate or phytate).
- Country of origin: China
- Part used: Phytin (rice husk)
- Solvent for extraction: None used
- Stored form: Powder