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Inositol Video No. 1 - Inositol crystallization is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 20x in this video. Playing time is 6.9 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (2.86 MB).

Inositol Video No. 2 - Inositol crystallization is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 20x in this video. Playing time is 6.2 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (2.62 MB).

Inositol Video No. 3 - Inositol crystallization is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 10x in this video. Playing time is 6.1 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (2.57 MB).

Inositol Video No. 4 - Inositol crystallization is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 10x in this video. Playing time is 6.8 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (1.58 MB).

Inositol is an essential nutrient for cells and may be an important supplement for newborns and premature babies, although research has not established its importance in humans yet. A carbohydrate that closely resembles glucose in its structure, inositol is converted to phytic acid, which is found in grains and forms an insoluble calcium salt in the intestines of mammals.

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