Okay . . . so today we'll talk about vitamin B8, which is also known as "inositol".
Now . . . "inositol" is often referred to as a vitamin . . . but . . . it's not actually a vitamin at all. It's a type of sugar that influences the insulin response and several hormones associated with mood and cognition.
Inositol can support the body's normal insulin processing mechanisms. And as we know . . . insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas and released into the bloodstream. Insulin allows our cells to take in glucose and produce energy.
Vitamin B8, has been known to help control metabolic syndrome risk factors such as excess fat in the stomach area, high levels of triglycerides in the blood, low "good" HDL cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
Therefore, is another excellent B vitamin for weight issues.
It can also balance certain chemicals in the body to help with mental conditions such as panic disorders, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
And if we're talking about this "virus" . . .
The European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Science states:
The outbreak of Sars-CoV-2 (Covid-19) poses serious challenges to people's health worldwide. The management of the disease is mostly supportive, and respiratory failure from acute respiratory distress syndrome is the leading cause of death in a significant proportion of affected patients.
They go on to say . . . when this happens, there's a dramatic increase in subsequent "cytokine" release and this may account for the development of fatal interstitial pneumonia. And with that . . . myo-Inositol treatment downregulated inflammation and "cytokine" release.
And in closing they stated . . . It is tempting to speculate that "inositol" could be beneficial in managing the most dreadful effects of Covid-19 infections.
So again . . . yet another natural way to help prevent or treat this virus.
Okay . . . so what are some good food sources????
Well . . . that would be . . . dried beans and peas, bananas, strawberries, apples, cabbage, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, avocados, carrots and nuts.
So onward . . . tomorrow we'll continue with vitamin B9
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