Inositol exists in many of the body's tissues, including the gut and the brain. It has been studied for its ability to assist in the production of neurotransmitters, affecting mood. This simple carbohydrate is difficult to obtain through the diet. Inositol provides highly absorbable sources of myo-inositol and D-Chiro-Inositol for enhanced efficacy.
Inositol is similar in chemical shape to glucose, the critical molecule that affects blood sugar levels. When we eat carbohydrates, our blood sugar levels increase. The pancreas then excretes insulin, a hormonal messenger that instructs the body to utilize that blood sugar for energy.
A problem can occur when the body doesn't optimally respond to insulin. Over time and due to changes in hormones, insulin can become less effective. When this happens, blood sugar levels can spike have a variety of impacts. Inefficient blood sugar metabolism can lead to the conversion of sugar into fat, resulting in weight gain. Inositol helps the body become more sensitive to insulin, breaking the blood sugar cycle.