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OXIS International, Inc. (OXIS)'s First International Congress on Ergothioneine Reveals Newly Rediscovered Antioxidant, Likely “Essential to Human Life”


7/19/2011 8:53:15 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An impressive “who’s who” in anti-aging medicine and research from around the world gathered for the first time this past weekend to discuss the myriad benefits of L-ergothioneine, a newly rediscovered antioxidant that is 6,000 times more potent than Vitamin E. Oxis International () provided an educational grant in support of the First International Congress on Ergothioneine, which featured lively discussion and sharing of information on oxidative stress, healthy aging and chronic disease prevention and management. Attendees agreed that the key “takeaway” from the conference was that ergothioneine may well be a previously unidentified nutrient essential to human life, a completely unique substance that not only has extraordinary antioxidant activity but has also been shown to enhance and extend the potency of other antioxidants.

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