People use ergothioneine for joint pain, liver damage, cataracts, Alzheimer disease, diabetes, heart disease, wrinkles, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Heart disease. Some research suggests that higher levels of ergothioneine in the blood are linked to a lower risk of heart disease and death from heart disease. But it isn't clear if eating more foods containing ergothioneine or taking ergothioneine supplements will prevent heart disease or death.
- Joint pain.
- Liver damage.
- Alzheimer disease.
- Preventing wrinkles and reducing signs of aging, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for ERGOTHIONEINE overview.
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