Inositol – 180 Capsules
Suggested adult usage:
For mild health conditions: 1/2 to 1 tablespoon in water or juice once a day(3.3-6.6 grams).
For severe health conditions: 1 tablespoon in water or juice 2-3 times a day (13.2-18.8 grams).
Approximate supply: 17-34 days
Inositol is a water-soluble vitamin-like molecule, often referred to as “vitamin B8”, that is considered a member of the B-complex family of vitamins. It is present in all human and animal tissues, including the membranes of all cells, but the highest levels are found in the heart and brain (meaning those organs need and use it most). Because it is present in all the cells, it is essential to many vital functions throughout the body!
- Weight: 9.70 Ounces
nositol, or vitamin B8, helps:
- Promote calmness and a sense of well-being
- Contribute to a balanced mood
- Aid weight loss
- Mobilize and metabolize fats and cholesterol
- Promote the maintenence of healthy cholesterol levels
- Nourish brain cells and improve mental function
- Revitalize skin, hair, and nails
- Improve nerve signal transmission
- Aid liver health and strength
- Boost nerve and muscle function
- Contribute to a healthy blood sugar level
Inositol and Mood
Inositol has shown to be invaluable for mood issues. People who tend to have emotional imbalances often have shown to have much lower-than-normal levels of inositol in their spinal fluid. In addition, this nutrient participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to be a factor in mood imbalance. (Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit messages between nerve cells.) For this reason, inositol has been proposed as a beneficial aid for both psychological and nerve-related conditions.
Inositol is by far the best supplement I have found for mood enhancement – and trust me, I’ve tried them all! ~ B.W.
Inositol For The Nerves and The Liver
Inositol is necessary for the formation of lecithin and functions together with choline. These closely related nutrients are also essential for every cell in your body. They’re particularly important for the liver, brain, nerves, and muscles. Inositol assists in the transmission of nerve signals and also works in conjunction with folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12, choline, betaine, and methionine to help the liver process fats, assisting the removal of excess fats in the liver.
•Inositol is the common name of myoinositol, a nutrient considered a part of the B-vitamin family. In nature it is found in wheat germ, bananas, brown rice, nuts, unrefined molasses, vegetables, and raisins.
• Since inositol is not essential in the human diet, it cannot be considered a “true” vitamin. However, inositol is a fundamental ingredient of cell membranes and is required for a variety of essential functions in the body.
• Caffeine can deplete the body’s stores of inositol and may increase the need for supplementation! If you are a coffee drinker or caffiene user, make sure you’re getting enough!
• Inositol also helps support enzymatic activity, supports healthy estrogen levels, as well as brain activity, vision health, and proper intestinal function!
Use Your Fat For Fuel!
Don’t store excess calories – activate them for energy! Inositol is a form of sugar that works differently than normal glucose due to its chemical structure. As a member of the B-vitamin family, it is a simple carbohydrate useful for multiple processes, including assisting in the transport and use of lipids (fats) within the body rather than storing them!
Inositol: Things To Consider
The normal diet typically contains approximately 1 gram per day of inositol. However, the therapeutic level required to obtain the benefits we have described for inositol is up to 6-20 grams per day, with 12-18 grams typically being the range to shoot for. Inositol is present in a variety of foods (see above), and it is certainly a great idea to increase your consumption of these foods. Nevertheless, it is nearly impossible to consistently get 12-18 grams per day of inositol simply through your diet.
For this reason, it is often necessary to take an inositol supplement. Start with 1000 mg (1/2 teaspoon) per day and increase slowly to 12 g over a period of 4 weeks, going up 1000 mg per day. This will give your body a chance to adjust and for you to see how inositol effects you. Then try the 12 g dose for 3 months and see if you experience positive benefits. You may then wish to increase further to 18 g. You can also cut back a little – fine tune it so that you get the optimal result for you. Some people have resulted positive results with as little as 2 grams.
Keep in mind, some people may notice immediate results, however, in most cases, it does take some time for levels to build up enough in the body to become helpful, so be patient. It may take up to 6 months to see full results.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.