Inositol is a non-essential member of the B-Complex family with dietary sources from both animal and plant foods. It is readily absorbed and used to produce the active inositides as necessary. The various forms of inositol (phosphatidylinositol and inositides such as ip3) are active in cell-to-cell communication; (e. G ; transmission of nerve impulses). Tissues that are affected include the brain; liver and muscles. Inositol is an indirect source of glucoronic acid; which is essential to liver detoxification.