Inositol (Myo-Inositol)

Myo-inositol, the major nutritionally active form of inositol, is vital to many biological processes of the body, participating in a diverse range of activities. Myo-inositol is one of nine distinct isomers of inositol. It is essential for the growth of rodents, but not for most animals, including humans. Humans can make myo-inositol endogenously, which they do from glucose, and, even though myo-inositol is sometimes referred to as a vitamin, it is not a vitamin for humans or most animals. However, the dietary intake of myo-inositol can influence the levels of circulating and bound myo-inositol in the body and may influence certain biological activities. Nutritional supplementation of this cyclitol may affect behavior and may have anti-depressant and anti-anxiety activities.

Inositol hexaphosphateIP6 – is a substance that has been studied as a treatment for cancer. IP6 is found in large amounts in cereals and legumes. Also known as phytic acid.