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What Is Inositol?

Inositol is a carbocyclic sugar, that belongs to the vitamin B family. It is abundant in the brain and other tissues. It is a sugar alcohol that has about half the sweetness of sucrose. Our bodies synthesize inositol from glucose.

Inositol is not essential for us. Our body can synthesize just as much as it needs.


Inositol is a collection of nine different stereoisomers. But the name is usually used to describe only the most common type of inositol, Myo-inositol. (source ๐Ÿ——)

Myo-Inositol has structural similarities to glucose. (source ๐Ÿ——)

Inositol Is A Pseudovitamin

Even though inositol presence is vital in the body. It is considered only as a pseudovitamin.

It does not qualify to be an essential vitamin because deficiency of inositol is not known to relate to any diseases. (source ๐Ÿ——)

Inositol In Food

Fresh fruits, vegetables, and seeds contain great amounts of inositol. An especially high content of inositol is found in almonds, walnuts, and Brazil nuts, beans and peas, cantaloupe, and citrus fruits. (source ๐Ÿ——)

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Iโ€™m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!