Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
Edible mushrooms keep skin young
If you often consume shiitakes, oyster mushrooms, white button mushrooms or other edible mushrooms, your skin will stay young longer. This is suggested by a small epidemiological study published by Japanese researchers at the Kyoto Medical Center in the Journal of Biomedicine.
AGEs are complexes of carbohydrates and amino acids that accumulate in tissues during the aging process. The more AGEs you find in an organ, the greater the chance that it is affllicted by biologically aging and no longer functions properly.
You can read more about AGEs here.
Another possibility is that the rare amino acid ergothioneine, which is naturally present in mushrooms, inhibits harmful oxidation processes in the skin.
We, the arrogant compilers of this free webmagazine, have a different theory. Mushrooms activate immune cells, which remove AGEs fromthe body. You can read more about the immunomodulatory effect of mushrooms here, here, here and here.