Is L-Ergothioneine a New Vitamin?

There’s No Magic - It’s Just Mushrooms!

According to the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, L-ergothioneine is an unusual amino acid that was discovered a century ago, but ignored until the past few years.

Recently, L-ergothioneine has been introduced to the general public as a new vitamin when the researchers discovered about a special transporter protein in our bodies. The way this protein designed is to specifically pull L-ergothioneine out of the food we eat into our tissues.

This new potential vitamin concentrates more in places where there’s lots of oxidative stress, such as the lens of our eyes, the liver, as well as in our semen and bone marrow.

You’re wondering where you can find this vitamin with its fancy, big-word name?

Well, it’s not made by plants. It’s not made by animals, either. But, the little microbes in the soil do make them. Fascinating, isn’t it?

And… thankfully, we don’t have to eat dirt!

L-ergothioneine is taken up through the root systems of plants and gets transferred to those who eat them.

That’s true, but it’s a little misleading. Yes, it’s found in a variety of foods, but some have more than others.

It’s not found in fruit. It’s not found in dairy.

Fish have up to 0.07 mg/L of L-ergothioneine.
Eggs have up to 0.7 mg/L of L-ergothioneine in the yolk.
L-ergothioneine is twice as much in nuts and seeds.
Vegetables have up to 3 mg/L of L-ergothioneine.
Grains have up to 4 mg/L of L-ergothioneine.
Organ meats, particularly the kidneys of pigs and the livers of chickens have even more.
Beans, however, have up to 13.5 mg/L of L-ergothioneine.

So yes, technically L-ergothioneine is in both plant and animal kingdoms, but it’s not really evenly distributed.

Any kingdoms we’ve missed, though?

There’s a third kingdom of multicellular organisms. How could we forget fungus?

Mushrooms are the superstars here! Nearly 40 times of L-ergothioneine more than their closest competitor.

Researchers have found that fungi are abundant in antioxidants that fight against aging and enhance your health. L-ergothioneine combats free radicals - damaging molecules highly linked to dementia, multiple forms of cancer and even heart disease.

Many studies show, without a doubt, that mushrooms (turkey tails, boletus, reishi, maitake, and cordyceps mushrooms) are the highest dietary source of this antioxidant…

And, Jovae Advanced Immune Support supplement gives you the highest quantities of L-ergothioneine.

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