Inositol Vitamin - Prevents Hair Loss

Inositol is a member of the vitamin B group. It is a crystalline compund which has a sweet taste. It is highly soluble in water, and is not destroyed by heat in neutral, acid, and alkaline mediums. It is, however, destroyed by sulphur drugs, food-processing techniques, alcohol, and coffee.

Over 99% of ingested inositol is absorbed by the body. However, absorption is slow. It is catabolised in the kidneys, where it is converted to glucose.

Recommended Daily Allowance - Vitamin Inositol

Men 1000 mg
Women 1000 mg
Children 550 mg

Vitamin Inositol Benefits - Functions in the body

Inositol is essential for the transportation of fat in the body. Like choline, it has been found important in providing nourishment to the brain cells. It helps lower cholesterol levels. Inositol also promotes the growth of healthy hair and helps to prevent its falling. It helps in preventing eczema.

Vitamin Inositol Deficiency Symptoms

According to experts, the deficiency of inositol can cause alopecia (hair loss) or patchy baldness, gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach), hypertension, fatty infiltration in the liver, hardening of the liver, and eczema.

Vitamin Inositol sources

The most important sources of inositol are liver, brewer's yeast,dried lima beans, beef brain and heart, grapefruit, raisins, wheat germ, unrefined molasses, peanuts, and cabbage.

Rich Food Sources of Vitamin Inositol - values per 100g


Beef heart
Wheat germ
Brown rice

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