Powerful Dietary, Cosmetic and Therapeutic Antioxidant
To our knowledge, OXIS remains the only significant commercial source of pure l-ergothioneine worldwide using our patented synthetic manufacturing process. L-ergothioneine is a natural antioxidant amino acid normally found in high concentrations in tissues of the body exposed to high levels of oxidative stress (free-radical damage). Humans and other animals cannot synthesize l-ergothioneine (as is also true for the so-called essential amino acids) therefore we have to obtain it from our diet.
Synthesized by fungi in the soil, L-ergothioneine can be found in such dietary sources as meats, fruits and vegetables. It has been shown that L-ergothioneine plays a dual role in both energy regulation and in protecting cells from oxidative damage.
Oxis is actively pursuing commercial applications for this natural antioxidant compound. Please contacting Oxis if you wish to receive additional technical information or if you are interested in commercial applications for L-ergothioneine.