A Key Ingredient for Healthy Aging
Ergothioneine is a potent antioxidant that combats oxidative stress and cellular imbalance that contribute to cell damage. It’s found in foods such as mushrooms, beans, and chicken and pork. Researchers have suggested that the ergothioneine in mushrooms may contribute to some of its benefits.
Emerging science on mushroom consumption and/or ergothioneine consumption show potential cognitive, immune, prostate and cardiovascular health benefits.
This white paper will explore the following topics:
- Ergothioneine is an antioxidant that is concentrated in mitochondria, suggesting a specific role in protecting mitochondrial components such as DNA from oxidative damage
- Studies that demonstrate how mushrooms and/or ergothioneine consumption support prostate and cognitive health
- Humans produce a highly specific transport protein called novel organic cation transporter 1 (OCTN1), also known as the ergothioneine transporter (ETT), leading many to speculate about its importance to human health
- Studies that indicate that ergothioneine is bioavailable and absorbed by the body with significant elevations in plasma and whole blood