Like it's companions in the B-complex family of nutrients, inositol is important to neurotransmitter functions: It serves as a base component for a variety of chemical messengers and helps influence the activities of others like serotonin. For this reason, inositol is used as a supplement for nervous system health and mental/emotional wellness. Because it requires relatively large doses to achieve results, many people prefer an inositol powder to traditional capsules.
Myo-Inositol is naturally present in a variety of foods, although tables of this do not always distinguish between the bioavailable lecithin form, and the unavailable phytate form in grains. According to research, foods containing the highest concentrations of myo-inositol (including its compounds) include fruits, beans, grains, and nuts.
Beans and grains, however, as seeds, contain large amounts of inositol as phytate. Some energy drinks also contain inositol.
Inositol rich foods
The best food sources of inositol can be found in lecithin granules, beef heart, desiccated liver, wheat germ, lecithin oil, liver, brown rice, cereals, citrus fruits, nuts, molasses, green leaf vegetables, whole grain bread and soy flour.
Read more about Inositol for PCOS at the Fertility Chef blog: http://www.fertilitychef.com/inositol-powder-for-pcos/
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