New Longevity Molecule


L-ergothioneine is a deaging molecule which is most prevalent in mushrooms.  Researchers have found many beneficial properties of L-ergothioneine that show it to contribute to longevity.

Antioxidant and cell protection properties
  • Ability to break down damaging free radicals and protect against their formation
  • Maintains cellular reduced glutathione levels
  • Neutralizes dangerous metals in the body
Anti-aging properties
  • Showed to decrease the rate of chromosome telomere shortening-a marker of aging
  • Decreased cell nucleus and mitochondrial DNA damage
  • Decreased risk of chronic diseases of aging
  • Ability to protect heart, brain, and other organs
Neuroprotective Properties
  • Ability to cross the blood-brain barrier
  • Lower levels of ergothioneine intake were found in people with mild cognitive impairment and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Improves stress-related sleep disorders and relieves depressive like behaviors


                                     Journal of Nutritional Science 2020,  Frontiers in Pharmacology 2022