Definitions for "inositol"
A white crystalline substance (C6H12O6) with a sweet taste, widely distributed in certain animal tissues and fluids, particularly in the muscles of the heart and lungs, and also in some plants, as in unripe pease, beans, potato sprouts, etc. Although isomeric with dextrose, it has no carbonyl (aldehyde or ketone) group, and is therefore not a carbohydrate, but a derivative of cyclohexane. Called also inosite, cyclohexitol, cyclohexanehexol, hexahydroxycyclohexane and phaseomannite. There are nine possible steroisomers, not all of which are found naturally. The predominate natural form is cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-cyclohexanehexol, also called myo-inositol. The naturally occurring phytic acid in plants is the hexaphosphate of inositol, from which inositol may be manufactured; phytin is the calcium-magnesium salt of phytic acid. It is also a component of phosphatidylinositol.
it is one of the B-Complex water soluble vitamins. It is a white, crystalline alcohol found especially in certain muscle tissues and plants. It occurs in several isomeric forms.
Helps remove fats from the blood and liver and, promotes healthy nerve and brain function. Consider with glycemic problems, elevated blood fats, diabetes, skin lesions, slow growth, hair loss, lymph edema and in some cases of constipation.
Cyclic molecule with six hydroxyl groups that forms the hydrophilic head group of inositol phospholipids.
This nutrient is involved in the synthesis of phospholipids, which are essential to the digestion and absorption of fats, facilitates the uptake of fatty acids by the cells, and regulates the transport of materials in and out of the cell.
a water-soluble compound chemically similar to glucose that is stored largely in the brain, heart.
A water-soluble chemical compound closely related to glucose, stored largely in the brain, heart muscle, and skeletal muscle. Inositol has a lipotropic effect and may aid in the metabolism of fats.
A substance closely related to glucose that is present in practically all plant and animal tissues. The significance of inositol in human nutrition is unknown, although it is widely distributed throughout the body. The average diet provides about 1 gram of inositol. Insecticide: A substance used to control or eliminate insects.