ဗီတာမင္ ဘီ ၈ ကို Inositol ဟုလည္း ေခၚပါသည္။ Myo-Inositol ႏွင့္ Inositol Hexaphosphate (သို႔) IP6 ဟုလည္း ေခၚပါသည္။ အပင္မ်ားတြင္ Phytic acid အသြင္ႏွင့္ေတြ႕ရပါသည္။
ကင္ဆာေရာဂါ ကာကြယ္ျခင္း ႏွင့္ ကုသျခင္း
ဗီတာမင္ ဘီ ၈ ဟာ ကင္ဆာေရာဂါ ကုသသည့္ေနရာမ်ား၊ စိတ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ ေရာဂါမ်ားႏွင့္ သားဥအိမ္ေရာဂါထီမွ (Polycystic Ovarian) မ်ားတြင္ အသံုး၀င္သည္။ Inositol သည္ Glucose အမ်ိဳးအစား တစ္ခုျဖစ္ျပီး အသည္း၏ အဆီေျခဖ်က္ျခင္းလုပ္ငန္း၊ ကိုယ္ခႏၶာၾကြက္သားမ်ားႏွင့္ အာရံုေၾကာမ်ားေကာင္းမြန္စြာ လုပ္ေဆာင္ႏုိင္ရန္ ကူညီေပးသည္။ Cell တစ္ခုႏွင့္တစ္ခုၾကား အျပန္အလွန္ သတင္းေပးပို႔ရာတြင္လည္း ၾကားခံနယ္အျဖစ္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးသည္။ ခႏၶာကိုယ္မွလည္း Inositol ကို ထုတ္လုပ္ႏုိင္ျပီး ဂ်ံဳ၊ အေစ့အဆံပါေသာ အသီးမ်ား၊ အရည္ရႊမ္းေသာ အသီးမ်ားတြင္ အမ်ားအျပားပါ၀င္သည္။
Inositol သည္ ခႏၶာကိုယ္ရွိ amino acids (အသားဓါတ္) ကို ေျခဖ်က္ျခင္း၊ သုိေလွာင္ျခင္းတုိ႔တြင္ အဓိကအေရးပါသည္။ Citric acid cycle တြင္ ပါ၀င္ျပီး အစားအစာမွ စြမ္းအင္ရရွိရန္ ျပဳလုပ္ေပးသည္။ ခႏၶာကိုယ္ရွိ ခုခံအားစနစ္၊ ဆံပင္ႏွင့္ ေျခသည္း၊ လက္သည္း ျပဳလုပ္ရာတြင္လည္း အေရးပါသည္။
Vitamin B 8 ခ်ိဳ႕တဲ့လ်င္ ATP ႏွင့္ RAN ထုတ္လုပ္ျခင္းကို ထိခိုက္ေစျပီး အထူးသျဖင့္ စိတ္ဖိစီးမႈမ်ားကို ျဖစ္ေစသည္။ ထို႔အျပင္ အေရျပားႏွင့္ ဆံေကသာေရာဂါမ်ားလည္း ျဖစ္ေစႏိုင္သည္။
ဆီးခ်ိဳေရာဂါသည္မ်ားတြင္ အျဖစ္မ်ားသည့္ ထံုက်င္ကိုက္ခဲျခင္းမ်ား၊ ဆံေကသာ၊ လက္သည္းေျခသည္းမ်ာအတြက္ အထူးေကာင္းမြန္သည္။ ေလ့လာခ်က္မ်ားအရ ခႏၶာကိုယ္၏ ခုခံအားစနစ္၊ အစာေျခဖ်က္ျခင္းလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားကို ေကာင္းမြန္ေစျပီး ကေလးေစာေမြးျခင္းမွလည္း ကာကြယ္ေပးသည္။
၂၀၁၃ ဒီဇင္ဘာလ International Journal of Molecular Sciences ၏ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္အရ ဆန္လံုးညိဳတြင္ ပါ၀င္ေသာ inosite hexophosphate သည္ အူမၾကီးႏွင့္ အစာအိမ္ေဟာင္းကင္ဆာဆဲလ္မ်ားကို တိုက္ဖ်က္ေပးသည္။ ၂၀၁၀ ေဖေဖာ္၀ါရီလတြင္ Journal of Experinated and clinical cancer rearch မွ ဗီတာမင္ ဘီ ၈တြင္ ပါ၀င္ေသာ inosite hexophosphate သည္ ရင္သားကင္ဆာ ကုသရန္ Chemo ႏွင့္ တြဲသံုးရာတြင္ Chemo ၏ ေဘးထြက္ဆိုးက်ိဳးကို သိသိသာသာ ေလ်ာ့နည္းေစသည္။
စိတ္ကစဥ့္ကလ်ား ေရာဂါမ်ားကို ကုသျခင္း
Inositol သည္ ဦးေႏွာက္တြင္ Serotonim သည္ စိတ္ခံစားခ်က္မ်ား ပံုမွန္ျဖစ္ေစရန္ အေရးပါသည္။ ထို႔ေၾကာင့္ အခ်ိဳ႕ေလ့လာခ်က္မ်ားအရ စိတ္ဓါတ္က်ျခင္းႏွင့္ စိတ္ေ၀ဒနာမ်ားကို ထိေရာက္စြာ ေကာင္းမြန္ေစေသာ္လည္း အခ်ိဳ႕အေျခအေနမ်ားတြင္ မထူးျခားေၾကာင္း ေတြ႔ရသည္။
ေဟာ္မုန္းမမွ်တေသာေၾကာင့္ျဖစ္ေသာ သားဥအိမ္ေရာဂါ၊ ေသြးတိုးေရာဂါ၊ မွတ္ဥာဏ္ကို ပံုမွန္ေကာင္းမြန္ေစျခင္း၊ ကိုယ္အေလးခ်ိန္ေလ်ာ့က်ျခင္းတုိ႔တြင္ အသံုးျပဳသည္။
ဗီတာမင္ ဘီ ၈ ဓါတ္ခ်ိဳ႕တဲ့ျခင္းသည္ ရွားပါးေသာ္လည္း Coffee အေသာက္မ်ားသူ ခႏၶာကိုယ္ထဲတြင္ Caffeine မ်ားျပားေသာေၾကာင့္ ခ်ိဳ႕တဲ့ႏုိင္ျပီး အလြန္အမင္းစိုးရိမ္ပူပန္ျခင္း၊ ေသာကေရာက္ျခငး္မ်ား ျဖစ္တတ္သည္။ ပံုမွန္ တစ္ေန႔လွ်င္ ၅၀၀ မီလီဂရမ္ မွ ၁၀၀၀ မီလီဂရမ္ မွီ၀ဲႏုိင္သည္။
ဗီတာမင္ ဘီ ၈ ခႏၶာကိုယ္အတြင္း အဆိပ္သင့္ျခင္းမွာ အင္မတန္ရွားပါးေသာ္လည္း အစာအိမ္ႏွင့္ အူလမ္းေၾကာင္းဆိုင္ရာ ေ၀ဒနာမ်ား ခံစားရႏုိင္သည္။
You may see vitamin B-8 on the labels of supplements, but the real name of this substance is inositol. Since inositol exists in several forms, you may also encounter names such as myo-inositol and inositol hexaphosphate, or IP6. It’s also found in plants in the form of phytic acid. Inositol contributes to the normal functioning of cells throughout your body and shows promise for treating cancer, certain psychological disorders and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Overview of Inositol
Inositol is a form of glucose that helps your liver process fat and keeps muscles and nerves working. It also affects neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that transmit nerve impulses. As part of the membrane that encloses every cell, inositol influences cellular performance. In the form of inositol hexaphosphate, it works as a messenger between cells, triggering specific functions to occur. Your body produces inositol, but you also get it from eating beans, nuts, whole grains, cantaloupe and citrus fruits.
Why your body needs Vitamin B8
The main function of Vitamin B8 is in the storage and metabolism of amino acids. Vitamin B8 is also a key component of the citric acid cycle which is the main series of chemical reactions that results in food being turned into energy within the body. Vitamin B8 is also used in the immune system and in the production of hair and nails.
Vitamin B8 Functions & Benefits
It has been observed that a deficiency of this nutrient may affect ATP synthesis, and RNA synthesis.
There is increased interest in demonstrating the relationship between Vitamin B8 and its stress-relieving effects. Stress is widely defined as including numerous potential sources, from mental-psychological stressors, to physical and emotional stress. One study in particular states clear benefits of the nutrient against conditions that include panic attacks and agoraphobia (the fear of crowds). Patients suffering from anxiety appear to have benefited from intake of Inositol, as one study reveals. Also, Inositol was proven by one study to be at least as effective as fluvoxamine in treating symptoms of depression for a significant number of patients, without the unpleasant side effects associated to fluvoxamine.
There is further evidence and many years of clinical settings that testify to certain benefits of Inositol in treating the following disorders: OCD (obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, moderate and mild depression, senile dementia, panic attacks, and anxiety.
Studies show lots of benefits in diabetic neuropathy (a condition experienced by people with diabetes, where severe pain and numbness of the peripheral members is felt) or peripheral injury of any kind.
Other benefits for which the nutrient is undergoing research include promotion of healthy hair and nails, prevention of premature graying, enhancement and ensuring support for the immune system function, and involvement in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment
In laboratory studies, inositol shows potential for stopping the growth of cancer cells. In December 2013, the “International Journal of Molecular Sciences” reported that inositol hexaphosphate from rice bran killed colorectal cancer cells. An earlier laboratory study also found that phytic acid from rice bran inhibited the growth of cancer cells, according to the December 2011 issue of the “Malaysian Journal of Nutrition.” One study involving humans was published in the February 2010 issue of the “Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research.” The researchers found that a combination of inositol and inositol hexaphosphate helped relieve side effects experienced by women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. The nutrient has also been touted for benefits against colon cancer, particularly referring to Inositol hexaphosphate, or Phytic acid. The conclusion needs confirmation from large scale human studies, however there seems to be a certain connection between high fiber diets (which are rich in Inositol) and decrease colon cancer risk.
Potential to Treat Psychological Disorders
Inositol affects the amount of serotonin available to nerves in your brain. Since serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, researchers have studied inositol’s potential to treat psychological disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and panic disorder. Studies have produced mixed results, with inositol sometimes relieving symptoms and other times showing no impact, according to New York University. A review in the January 2014 issue of "Human Psychopharmacology" found that inositol did not significantly improve symptoms for depressive, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. However, it showed superior effectiveness for depression associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Relieve Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal imbalance in women characterized by increased production of male hormones. Women with PCOS experience weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility and cysts in their ovaries. Many women also have high levels of insulin in their blood. Several studies show inositol my help by increasing ovulation frequency and supporting weight loss, reports New York University. A study published in the May 2012 issue of the “European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences” recommended using a combination of myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol as the first line of treatment for overweight women with PCOS.
Effective in weight loss
At the cellular level, B8 assists in efficient breakdown of fats and transport lipids from the cells. This in turn activates the body metabolism, leading to weight loss. Inositol also improves the levels of good HDL cholesterol, which channels smoother flow of blood through arteries.
B8 keeps blood pressure in check, because of effective blood flow via arteries. The contribution to mood management also tackles the causes of hypertension in the individuals.
Improves cognitive function
Because of the massive contribution to better working of neurotransmitters, inositol proves helpful in improving cognitive function. There have been reports of better thought process and active lifestyle after the intake. This effect is partly due to the fact that Vitamin B8 has mood enhancing properties.
A deficiency in vitamin B8 is uncommon, while toxicity is highly unlikely. However, given that Inositol is largely diminished by caffeine consumption, caution is advised for heavy coffee drinkers. Inositol is called a conditional vitamin, because as the body is exposed to increased levels of stress, the bodily needs for the nutrient increase. Attention should hence be given to providing your body with sufficient amounts of this nutrient in such cases of stress.
There is no recommended daily dose in case of this nutrient as daily requirements have not been established so far. Commonly, supplements contain a 500 mg dose of Inositol, in combination with other nutrients, including other B vitamins. It is estimated that the average American consumes the equivalent of 1 g of Inositol per day.
Adults experiencing extremely stressful periods characterized by episodes of depression or anxiety are particularly recommended to start taking a supplement. However, given that the nature of these conditions (in terms of causality and treatment) is highly complex, we do not recommend that you use a dietary supplement without a healthcare provider’s advice in advance. In addition, people who regularly exceed 2 cups of coffee per day should also consider supplementing the daily intake as depletion of Inositol is done at a much faster pace.
Potential side effects of Inositol are unusual and usually manifest as various gastro-intestinal discomfort symptoms. The nutrient is suitable for children, however pregnant and breastfeeding women are not advised to supplement their diets with this nutrient.