Inositol


Inositol

Overview

In the past, inositol was considered a type of B vitamin. A wrong statement. Inositol is a sugar present in all tissues and abundant in the nervous system.



Mechanism

The brain contains the highest concentration of inositol. Logical, because inositol is absolutely necessary for processing all the information that is presented to the brain. With a deficiency of inositol, the brain's thinking capacity decreases considerably, which severely weakens the mental capacity. Without inositol, the brain cannot function optimally.


Benefits

  • Necessary for optimal brain function

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References

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