Ergothioneine is a thiourea derivative of histidine found in food, especially mushrooms. Experiments in cell-free systems and chemical assays identified this compound as a powerful antioxidant. Experiments were designed to test the ability of endothelial cells to take up ergothioneine and hence benefit from protection against oxidative stress. Reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting […]

According to research, as a fatty acid, Linoleic Acid helps to maintain the health of cell membranes, improve nutrient use, and establish and control cellular metabolism. It also produces prostaglandins, which stimulate circulation via vasodilatation and strengthen the body’s natural defenses, suppressing inflammation; it may help with the treatment of atopic eczema. A study published […]

Oleic acid C18:1 is another fatty acid that shows up a lot in the oils we use in lotion making. It is found in olive oil at really high rates 78% and high oleic sunflower oil 74%. It has only the one double bond, so it has a longer shelf life than those oils with […]

It is a vitamin that actually does not fit the standard definition of a traditional vitamin. In fact, it is better classified as a fat – a fat that is absolutely essential to our biological process, but which our bodies do not synthesize. What is this amazing, yet illusive vitamin? It is vitamin F. Perhaps […]

Borage Dry Skin Therapy Lotion Hand Cream is specially formulated with magnesium ascorbyl phosphate stabilized vitamin C and with the amino acid, L-ergothioneine, to help improve the redness, flaking and moisture loss associated with mature skin. These two ingredients have been shown to boost the cells ability to utilize ATP which is the primary energy […]

DNA Damage Control is a rapidly-absorbing, highly water-resistant sunscreen, with transparent zinc, DNA Repair Photolysomes and Endosomes, and L-ergothioneine. via Ogen | Smile! You’re at the best site ever | Page 4.

Known for their distinctive umami flavor and meaty texture, mushrooms are a great addition to any dish from Asian stir-fries to pasta sauces. And since September is National Mushroom Month, we thought we’d celebrate by sharing some fun facts about fungi. Sorry guys, we had to!Mushrooms are the only item in the produce aisle with […]

Whilst reading a book called The New Science of Perfect Skin, I came across a new ingredient: ergothioneine. According to the books author, Daniel Yarosh PHD, ergothioneine is one of the few antioxidants along with vitamins, A, C and E with any strong evidence behind it to suggest that it works. I was intrigued.Ergothioneine is […]

Think of Vitamin D as the shy child, always upstaged by its siblings.Vitamin C has claimed most of the attention for years, relinquishing the spotlight only when the B vitamins clamored for recognition. Even Vitamin E made a grab at the spotlight.Lately, however, people are starting to notice Vitamin D. A flood of new studies […]

Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate Risk Score:0 What is it? Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate is a surfactant/detergent used as a cleansing agent and to impart lather in shampoos, body washes, facial care, and toothpastes. What are its risks?  Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate can pose skin irritation depending on the individuals suseptibility and concentration used.  However, it is considered […]