Ingredient Type: Nutrient
Synonyms: Myo-inositol
Additive Number: 980

Inositol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that is found in many foods, particularly in fruits, beans, and grains. It is also known as vitamin B8, although it is not technically a vitamin.

In protein powders, inositol may be added as a nutritional supplement to support various functions in the body. It is involved in the production of neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine, which can help regulate mood and reduce anxiety. It may also support healthy liver function, improve insulin sensitivity, and aid in the breakdown of fats.

Inositol is generally considered safe when consumed in recommended amounts. However, some individuals may experience digestive side effects, such as nausea, bloating, or diarrhea, when consuming inositol in large amounts. It is important to follow the recommended dosage guidelines before taking any dietary supplement containing inositol. Additionally, individuals with bipolar disorder or depression should avoid high doses of inositol, as it may exacerbate symptoms.

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