NOW Foods Inositol 500 mg - 100 caps
Inositol is an essential component of all cell membranes, where it functions as a cell signaling molecule and aids in the metabolism of fatty acids. It is an important foundational product for a natural mood balance protocol.
Inositol is a six carbon sugar alcohol. It is at least as abundant as glucose in the body and is a precursor of various cell-membrane phospholipids. High levels potentiate the glucocorticoid induced acceleration of lung surfactant production. Breast milk and colostrum contain a lot of inositol. Endogenous inositol is an essential component of cell membrane phospholipids. It has weak lipotropic activity, and can move fat out of liver and intestine cells. Inositol is a constituent of the intracellular phosphatidyl inositol second messenger system, which is linked to serotonin, norepinephrine, and cholinergic receptors; hence, its link to mood balance. Inositol and some of its mono and polyphosphates are involved in a number of biological processes, including nerve guidance. Inositol might reverse desensitization of serotonin receptors. Limited clinical evidence suggests exogenous inositol may have benefits similar to selective-serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in conditions such as panic disorder, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Inositol and some of its mono and polyphosphates function as the basis for a number of signaling and secondary messenger molecules.
Adult Dosage: Take 1 capsule daily.
Each capsule contains:
- Inositol - 500 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: White Rice Flour, Capsule (gelatin, water), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).