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4 Important Benefits of Inositol to Your Health

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  • Inositol, also called vitamin B8, is a vitamin-like substance found in plants and animals
  • Found in food sources such as nuts, whole grains, cabbage and cantaloupe, inositol may help manage the symptoms of mental health conditions such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder
  • Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may greatly benefit from inositol as it may help lower blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Myo-inositol, a known form of inositol, may also aid with promoting fertility and better embryo quality

Inositol, also called vitamin B8, is a vitamin-like chemical found in plants and animals, but may be made in a laboratory as well. It is considered a pseudovitamin, a substance that lacks the physiologic actions of a given vitamin.


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