Inositol is considered a vitaminoid, a vitamin-like substance that was identified about 100 years ago in the urine of diabetics. Today it is classified as a complex of B vitamins. Inositol is a (hexavalent) alcohol and occurs both in plants (as phytic acid) and in animals (as myo-inositol).
1. Inositol is required for the good functioning of cell membranes.
2. Inositol is very important for the transmission of nerve signals in the body.