Pinitol, a compound present in pine and legumes, is a methylester of chiro-inositol (an optical isomer of myo-inositol) effective in lowering blood glucose levels. For this reason, it is sold in combination with myo-inositol (a compound known for inhibiting fat storage) as a diet supplement for treating metabolic syndrome. Here, A sugar analysis column, SUGAR SP0810 was used to analyze pinitol and myo-inositol, chiro-inositol simultaneously with mono- and disaccharides.
Sample : 0.1% each, 20μL
Column : Shodex SUGAR SP0810 (8.0mmI.D. x 300mm) Eluent : H2O Flow rate : 0.8mL/min Detector : Shodex RI Column temp. : 85°C