Inositol is necessary for the formation of lecithin and functions closely with another B vitamin, choline. Since it is not essential in the human diet, it cannot be considered a vitamin. Inositol is a fundamental ingredient of cell membranes and is necessary for proper function of nerves, brain, and muscles in the body. Inositol works in conjunction with folacin, Vitamins B6 and B12, choline, betaine, and methionine to prevent the accumulation of fats in the liver. It exists as the fiber component in phytic acid, which has been investigated for its anti-cancer properties.
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