Inositol helps the body to reduce its cholesterol level in the blood, and helps in the formation of lecithin which is necessary for healthy growing hair. It is vital to the formation of healthy cells in the intestines, eyes, and bones.
Symptoms of deficiency include High cholesterol level, constipation, eye disorders and skin problems.
It is best taken with Choline, phosphorus, vitamins B₁₂, and C.
It is canceled out by Alcohol, antibiotics, coffee, and sugars.
Foods containing inositol include:
Cereals – Brown rice, Corn grits, whole wheat, wheat germ.
Dairy – Whole cow’s milk
Fruits – Apples, cherries, grapefruit, oranges, raisins, strawberries, watermelon.
Herbs and Spices – Dandelion leaves, thyme, parsley.
Meats – Chicken
Seeds/Nuts – Peanuts, prickly pear
Sea Foods – Salmon
Vegetables etc – Beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, lima beans, nettle, peas, potatoes, soybeans, turnip greens, wild rice.