- What other names is Ergothioneine known by?
- What is Ergothioneine?
- How does Ergothioneine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Ergothioneine.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Liver damage.
- Alzheimer's disease.
- Heart disease.
- Preventing wrinkles and reducing signs of aging, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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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.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011