Inositol is a member of the B vitamin group and plays several important roles in the body from helping cells to keep their integrity to metabolizing fats and cholesterol. Inositol can also be found in fiber rich foods such as beans, brown rice, corn, and sesame seeds.
While the whole vitamin B family is important to maintain a healthy head of hair, inositol is a stabilizer for cell membrane, and works as an antioxidant on the follicles of hair. It’s believed that it shields hair follicles from membrane damage caused by the build-up of oxidized cholesterol in the scalp, and can play a central role as a monophosphate.
Recent studies have shown that inositol can be used to promote healthy hair growth as used in a supplement form to prevent hair loss. laboratory tests have shown that a diet lacking in Inositol can lead to balding but by taking supplements and eating foods rich in inositol that the balding can not only be reversed but new hair can start growing again.
Not all baldness is caused by the same issues so you definitely want to consult with a medical doctor before beginning and regimen of supplements. If the doctor finds that you are deficient in multiple B vitamins including inositol then you can discuss the best way to re-introduce inositol back into your system. It’s believed the natural form of the vitamins from foods works best as higher percentages of the nutrition are absorbed, but it is certainly the case that supplements including inositol monophosphate can be used as well to great success.
After some time using either supplements or eating natural foods containing the B complex vitamin you should see some change in your hair loss and indeed you might even start growing new hair!