Inositol is the common name of myoinositol, the only form
of inositol utilized by the body as a nutrient. Inositol
is involved in the glucuronic acid and pentose phosphate
pathways that are responsible for products such as glucose,
glucuronolactone and water.
A common biologically active form of inositol is phoshatidylinositol,
a phosphatide found in cell membranes. Food sources of inositol
are found in plants, as phytic acid, and meats.