Inositol. Definition

Medical Definition: Inositol

Nutrient vitamin B complex that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Inositol helps cells make membranes and respond to messages from their environment. It has the same chemical composition as glucose (the main source of energy for living organisms), but the atoms are arranged differently. It is found in beans, peas, brown rice, wheat bran and nuts. It is water soluble (can dissolve in water) and should be taken every day. Inositol is being studied in cancer prevention. Also called myoinositol.

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