Ergovita ® supports the benefits of the “Mitochondrial Protector” as The Next Level Antioxidant

2016-10-16


The Ergothioneine transporter OCTN1/ETT was discovered in 2005. They are densely concentrated in the mitochondria, playing a specific role in protecting mitochondrial components such as DNA. Cells lacking ETT are more susceptible to oxidative stress, resulting in increased mitochondrial DNA damage, protein oxidation and lipid peroxidation.

 

Ergovita® L-Ergothioneine is one of the most potent antioxidants the world has ever seen. It is 3-30x better than the master antioxidant, glutathione. By reducing ROS, protecting mitochondrial health and functioning, it is powerfully anti-aging.

 

The abundant evidence that endogenous ET serves an antioxidant role, especially for water-soluble cellular constituents, implies a physiological role comparable with other water-soluble antioxidants. Accordingly, we compared ET with ascorbate and glutathione, the other major water-soluble antioxidants. Ergovita® L-Ergothioneine was somewhat more active than the other two substances in preventing pyrogallol-induced cell death.