Ergothioneine

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How does Ergothioneine work?

Researchers are investigating ergothioneine for its ability to reduce inflammation in the lungs, and to reduce damage in the liver, kidneys, and brain.

Are there safety concerns?

There is not enough information to know if ergothioneine is safe. Ergothioneine has not been studied in people.

Do not use ergothioneine if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Ergothioneine.

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.


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