IP6 (Inositol Hexaphosphat)
Inositol hexaphosphate ( IP-6, phytic acid, or phytate ), is a naturally polyphosphorylated carbohydrate found in cereal grains, beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high fiber foods.
IP-6 aids in insulin and calcium metabolism, as well as hair growth, bone marrow cell metabolism and eye membrane development. It also helps the liver transfer fat to other parts of the body. IP-6 in the diet may even help reduce the risk for kidney stones.
Researchers believe that some of the health benefits may be due to the antioxidant, immune enhancing, and cardiovascular benefits of IP-6. In-vitro and animal research has shown IP-6 to have significant protective and growth regulating effects on various cells and tissues including those of the colon, breast, and prostate.