This particular B-Vitamin can be found naturally in beans, fruits and bran cereals. Inositol powder can also be found in the famous energy drink “Rockstar”. The purpose of the drink is to supply energy and with that energy promote mental focus. Inositol powder would have 2 purposes in this case. Inositol helps the body effectively metabolize and convert energy. Since it also promotes healthy brain activity, its good to have focus during the energy rush. Inositol actually has some really interesting effects on the brain when combined with choline. See choline and inositol.
With so many studies showing how valuable inositol is to our body and it’s functions, more companies are adding it to their products to add value. Mostly in the drink and supplement markets. Many people don’t get any inositol in their diet at all (or at the most very little).
Currently studies show that supplementation has positive effects in those lacking. As always, everyone should consult their doctor before supplementing with anything due to unique conditions. By adding some of the above mentioned beverages or foods to a diet, one could obtain inositol naturally. However, inositol powder is always available as an option and is very affordable. It can even be added to food or beverages since it has a naturally sweet taste like sugar. (Not to be used as a sweetener). We need only fractional amounts of this vitamin for healthy function.