Inositol is the label commonly used to identify several reduced forms of the chemical compound. Myo-Inositol is the most common form of the bio chemical used to supplement the diet for health benefits. Myo-Inositol is commonly identified by the following labels: Inositol, Inositol Monophosphate, and Inositol Hexaphosphate. Found naturally in many fiber-rich foods (such as beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, and wheat bran), myo-inositol is one of the most widely used forms of inositol.
Myo-Inositol is a substance that is naturally present in human and canine cells and in certain foods. Also sold in supplement form, inositol is touted as a natural remedy for various health conditions.
Myoinositol is produced by the human body from glucose and is categorized both as a carbohydrate and part of the B vitamin complex group. Myoinositol is involved in several biological operations. It is lipotropic due to its function in aiding in the body’s production of lecithin, lecithin when combined with choline helps move fats from the liver preventing the collection of fats in the organ. It promotes healthy hair growth, aids in metabolism, is an important nutrient of the brain, and is important to the eyes. At the cellular level the nutrient is important to the cell membranes function in the intestines, eye membranes and bone marrow.
Most importantly there are anti cancer effects that are derived from its promotion of healthy cell membranes which aids a cells ability to slow the replication of cancer cells. The promotion of healthy cell membranes may further interfere with signal transduction pathways. The process of cell cycle arrest has antioxidant properties that can also contribute to tumor cell destruction.