As a scientist of plant-based nutrition, I am very fussy about what I choose to put into my body. I scrutinize over the ingredients and look for scientific agreement with my health goal. This is exactly what I did when I came across ‘ErgoMax Longevity.’ The blend includes two ingredients that piqued my interest.
The first ingredient is beta-glucan, which is a soluble dietary fiber that works as a prebiotic to create harmony in the gut-mind axis. This suits me, because for years I have been seeking ways to get fiber into my body, to maintain a happy bowel, so that the benefits cascade through my cardiovascular system and into my brain.
The second is ergothioneine, which is a rare natural product that accumulates in our organs and protects them from destructive lifestyle factors. This protective effect is felt mostly in the liver, kidneys, skin, and the brain, making it key to successful ageing. Interestingly, the cells in the skin and organs have special gateways to enable entry of ergothioneine to where it is needed. This is a clear indication that our cells recognize it, and our body stores it for when it will be used.
As our bodies age we become less able to keep our system in harmony. Our sugar levels go haywire, and we start to see the signs of oxidative stress. One of the signs that oxidative stress is overpowering us, is loss of mental clarity. We lose mental clarity when the cells in our brain fall behind by a few steps, and it becomes a cascading affect that gets worse over time. This happens because the waste, from burning sugar for mind energy, is piling up and becoming like a spanner in the works. But if the waste is neutralized, it can pass out of our brain easily, and this is what ergothioneine does, it neutralizes waste and cleans our brains.
ErgoMax Longevity is exactly what I choose for better long-term health, and it easily fits into my daily meals. I highly recommend it is mixed with some healthy flavors and consumed as a drink alongside any two of your three daily meals. To help lower the glycemic index of foods, try to time it for when you are eating starchy meals.
Dr Nicholas J. Sadgrove PhD
Natural Products Chemist and Ethnopharmacologist
University of New England, Armidale, Australia