ERGOTHIONEINE Overview Information
Ergothioneine is an amino acid that is found mainly in mushrooms, but also in king crab, meat from animals that have grazed on grasses containing ergothioneine, and other foods. Amino acids are chemicals that are the building blocks for proteins. Ergothioneine is used as medicine.
People take ergothioneine for liver damage, cataracts, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and heart disease.
Ergothioneine is sometimes applied directly to the skin to prevent wrinkles, reduce signs of aging skin, and reduce sun damage.
How does it work?
- Liver damage.
- Alzheimer's disease.
- Heart disease.
- Preventing wrinkles and reducing signs of aging, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
ERGOTHIONEINE Side Effects & Safety
Ergothioneine is LIKELY SAFE when used in amounts found in foods. But there isn’t enough information to know if ergothioneine is safe when taken as a supplement for medical purposes.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ergothioneine during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of ergothioneine depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ergothioneine. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.