Also known as: IP-6, Inositol Hexaphosphate, Inositol Powder, Myoinositol
Inositol is the common name of myoinositol. Inositol is readily absorbed and used to produce the active inositides as necessary. The various forms of inositol (phosphatidylinositol and inositides such as IP3) are active in cell-to-cell communication, including the transmission of nerve impulses. Tissues that are affected include the brain, liver and muscles. 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.