What is Inositol?
Vitamin B8, inositol or vitamin I belongs to the group of vitamin B complex. It is a vitamin soluble in water, with the crystal structure and has no particular smell and taste.
Inositol is found in foods of plant and animal origin, but on the other hand the body has property to synthesize inositol so the phenomenon of inositol deficiency is practically nonexistent.
What is the role of inositol in the body?
• Together with choline participates in the creation of lecithin
• It is necessary for the synthesis of fat and cholesterol
• It is necessary to cells of the nervous system
• Keeps your hair strong and prevents hair fall
• It has an impact on the integrity of the skin and prevents dermatosis
What foods contain vitamin B8?
Natural sources of vitamin B8 are:
- Dry fruits
- Peanuts, walnuts
- Beer yeast
- Milk, meat, beef offal
The daily doses of inositol are not determined whether the account that the man needs daily, about 500 - 1000 mg of this vitamin.
Good absorption of vitamin B8 affects other vitamins of B complex, vitamin C, phosphorus, choline, omega fatty acids, while the absorption hinder coffee, alcohol, sugar, tea and corn.
What are the symptoms of inositol deficiency?
By the lack of vitamin B8 rarely coming, the symptoms are not specific. As non-specific symptoms occur:
- Increased cholesterol
- Hair loss
- Loss of vision