Choline & Inositol and Inositol Plus

100 Tablets
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CHOLINE & INOSITOL ARE PART OF THE CHAIN OF A GROUP OF 17-B VITAMINS. THEY HAVE BEEN ISOLATED AND THEN COMBINED FOR MORE POTENCY AND BETTER FUNCTIONALITY.

Choline and Inositol have been found to be important for the nourishment of the brain cells. Choline and Inositol are two of the few substances able to penetrate the so-called ‘blood brain barrier’ (which ordinarily protects the brain against variations in the daily diet) and go directly into the brain cells to produce a chemical that aids memory.

Choline and Inositol are lipotropic (fat emulsifiers) and are constituents of Lecithin. Choline works with Inositol (and other B-complex members) to utilise fats and cholesterol. It seems to emulsify cholesterol so that it doesn’t settle on artery walls or in the gallbladder.

Together with Betaine and Methionine, Choline helps in the transportation of fat particles to the cells. Choline is synthesized in the body to Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter chemical vital for proper brain and nerve-muscle function. This action takes place in the presence of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) and Manganese.

In humans and animals, Choline and Inositol combines with Phosphorus, fatty acids and Nitrogen to form Phospho-lipids. Phospho-lipids form part of all cell membranes and are one of the means by which fats travel through the body. In cereals, seeds and legumes, Inositol occurs as phytic acid, which binds with calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals, preventing their absorption into the bloodstream. To prevent mineral deficiencies, phytic acid must be deactivated. This is done by cooking, sprouting and leavening. Sprouted beans and grains, such as soy and alfalfa, can be eaten safely. In bread-making, leavening flour with yeast serves to deactivate phytates.

Choline can be formed in the body from the amino acid Methionine, in the presence of vitamin B12 and Folic Acid. Nevertheless, deficiencies do occur because of metabolic defects and an inadequate diet. Alcohol, antibiotics and food processing destroy Choline. In Clinical studies, severe deficiencies of Choline over a period of eight months showed impaired liver functions, causing fatty liver, cirrhosis and finally cancerous tumours. When taking supplementary Choline or Lecithin, it is advisable to take calcium, since Choline tends to raise phosphorus levels. Calcium restores a proper calcium-phosphorus balance.

Inositol functions in cooperation with Choline and Biotin (vitamin H). The brain and spinal cord contain large amounts of Inositol. It was first assumed and then later established that Inositol supplements beneficially affect mental behaviour, producing a calming effect.

FACTS ABOUT CHOLINE & INOSITOL

Both are members of the B-group complex family and are water-soluble. Choline and Inositol occur naturally in:

  • Green leafy vegetables (e.g. cabbage)
  • Fruit (e.g. cantaloupe, grapefruit and raisins)
  • Whole grain foods (e.g. wheat germ) and wholegrain cereals
  • Animal foods (e.g. egg yolks, beef brain, liver and heart)
  • Vegetable proteins (e.g. Lima Beans and Peanuts)
  • Brewers yeast and Torula yeast
  • Unrefined Molasses

CHOLINE
Works with Inositol (another B-complex member) to utilise fats and cholesterol. The RDA has not yet been established although it is estimated that the average adult diet contains between 500mg and 900mg per day.

What it can do for you:

  • Helps control cholesterol build up
  • Aids in sending nerve impulses, specifically those in the brain used in the formation of memory
  • Assists in conquering the problem of memory loss in later years
  • Helps eliminate poisons and drugs from system by aiding the liver
  • Produces a soothing effect

Dosage:
Daily doses most often used are 500mg - 1,000mg.

Toxicity:
No known toxic effects.

Personal Advice:
Always take Choline with your other B vitamins. If you are often nervous or ‘twitchy’, it might help to increase your Choline. If you are taking Lecithin, you will probably need a chelated calcium supplement to keep your phosphorus and calcium levels in balance, since Choline seems to increase the body’s phosphorus. Try increasing Choline levels in your diet to improve your memory.

INOSITOL
Usually measured in milligrams (mg) and works together with Choline. The RDA and daily dietary allowance has also not yet been established.

What it can do for you:

  • Helps to lower cholesterol levels
  • Promotes healthy hair - aids in preventing hair loss
  • Aids in sending nerve impulses, specifically those in the brain used in the formation of memory
  • Assists in conquering the problem of memory loss in later years
  • Helps to eliminate poisons and drugs from system by aiding the liver
  • Assists in preventing eczema
  • Aids in redistribution of body fat

Dosage:
Daily doses most often used are 250mg - 500mg.

Toxicity:
No known toxic effects.

Personal advice:
Always take Inositol with your other B vitamins. If you are a heavy coffee drinker, you probably need to supplement with Inositol. If you are often nervous or ‘twitchy’ it might help to increase your Choline and Inositol intake. If you are taking Lecithin, you will probably need a chelated calcium supplement to keep your phosphorus and calcium levels in balance, since Choline seems to increase the body’s phosphorus. Try increasing Choline and Inositol levels in your diet to improve your memory. Choline and Inositol also maximises the effectiveness of vitamin E.

Most of the B Group vitamins are concerned with various processes in the liver, eyes, skin and hair. Their action includes a wide range of effects, from alleviating stress to preventing Atherosclerosis.

INOSITOL PLUS CAPSULES
This formulation has higher levels of Inositol than Choline, supported with some of the other B-complex vitamins such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 (Calcium Pantothenate), B6, B12 and Folic Acid backed up with vitamins C and E. It is vital for converting carbohydrates to glucose and food into energy. This formula is the key for energy metabolism, brainpower and nerve cell function.

Who should use Inositol Plus?
Anyone who is not eating a healthy balanced diet or shows any of the following symptoms may benefit from supplementation:

• General symptoms of stress
• Nervousness
• Anxiety
• Insomnia
• High Cholesterol levels
• Lack of concentration
• Lethargy
• Migraines.
• Eczema
• Liver problems
• Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
• Alzheimer’s disease.

Dosage:
1 - 2 Capsules 1 hour before retiring at night.

FUNCTIONS OF COMBINATIONS IN INOSITOL PLUS AND CHOLINE & INOSITOL SYRUP

VITAMIN B1 (Thiamine)

  • Promotes growth, aids digestion (especially of carbohydrates), improves mental attitude and keeps the nervous system, muscles and heart functioning normally
  • Helps prevent motion sickness
  • Relieves dental and post operative pain
  • Aids in the treatment of Herpes Zoster

VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin or Vitamin G)

  • Aids in growth and reproduction
  • Promotes healthy skin, nails and hair.
  • Helps eliminate sore mouth, lips and tongue.
  • Benefits vision and prevents eye fatigue.
  • Functions with other B complex to metabolise fats, proteins and carbohydrates and thereby helps to release energy from foods.
  • It is the most common Vitamin deficiency.

VITAMIN B3 (Nicotinamide / Niacin)

  • Necessary for healthy nervous systems and brain function.
  • Essential for the synthesis of sex hormones (Oestrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone) as well as Cortisone, Thyroxin and Insulin - in other words controls blood sugar, blood pressure, levels of energy and stress
  • Aids in promoting a healthy digestive system, through its involvement in enzyme systems and therefore alleviates gastro intestinal disturbances.
  • Promotes a healthier-looking skin.
  • Helps prevent and ease the severity of migraines
  • Reduces the unpleasant symptoms of vertigo (dizziness)
  • Increases energy levels by properly utilisation food
  • Helps eliminate canker sores and often-bad breath

VITAMIN B5 (Calcium Pantothenate)

  • Aids in wound healing
  • Fights infection by building antibodies
  • Treats postoperative shock
  • Prevents fatigue
  • Reduces adverse and toxic effects of many antibiotics

VITAMIN B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)

  • All stress conditions need vitamin B6
  • Necessary for the proper absorption of vitamin B12 and proper assimilation of protein and fat
  • Needed to produce HCL in the body
  • Aids in the conversion of Tryptophan (an essential amino acid) to vitamin B3
  • Helps prevent various nervous and skin disorders.
  • Alleviates nausea
  • Promotes proper synthesis of anti-aging Nucleic acid
  • Reduces certain forms of neuritis as well as night muscular spasms, leg cramps and numbness
  • Works as a natural diuretic
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Assists with energy release from carbohydrates

VITAMIN B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

  • Promotes growth and increases appetite in children
  • Increases energy
  • Maintains a healthy nervous system.
  • Necessary for the properly utilisation of fats, carbohydrates and protein
  • Relieves irritability
  • Improves concentration, memory and balance

VITAMIN C (Bio-available through Bioflavonoids, Rutin, Acerola, Hesperidin)

  • Provides a balanced ratio and guarantees maximum antioxidant protection, vitamin activity and cellular protection
  • Increases our immune response to infectious diseases by boosting leukocyte function and raising production of interferon (iron)
  • Aids in keeping connective tissues healthy and strengthens capillaries
  • Assists with stress conditions & lowering of blood cholesterol as an anti-oxidant

FOLIC ACID

  • Works together with vitamin B12 in the formation of red blood cells
  • Assists in the synthesis of nucleic acids and certain amino acids
  • Stimulates stomach acid secretions
  • Improves digestion and appetite.

VITAMIN E (Dry Di Alpha Tocopheryl acetate)

  • Keep you looking younger by retarding cellular aging due to oxidation
  • Supplies oxygen to the body, improving endurance
  • Protects the lungs against pollution by working together with vitamin A
  • Prevents and dissolves blood clots
  • Alleviates fatigue
  • Prevents thick scar formation internally and externally (can be absorbed through the skin when applied topically)
  • Accelerates the healing of burns
  • Working as a diuretic, it can lower blood pressure
  • Aids in preventing miscarriages
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