Entia Biosciences, Inc.
Entia brings the credibility of biotechnology to the food science and supplementation markets. Our growing portfolio of intellectual property currently spans some of the most powerful antioxidants and bio nutrients occurring in nature. We are rapidly becoming a global leader in Nutrigenomics by identifying, scientifically validating, and commercializing solutions that address multi-billion dollar markets for organic health, beauty and agriculture.
Ergothioneine is a naturally occurring amino acid and is a thiourea derivative of histidine, containing a sulfur atom in the imidazole ring. This master antioxidant is made in rather few organisms, most notably mushrooms. Ergothioneine was discovered in 1909 and named after the ergot fungus from which it was first purified, with its structure being determined later, in 1911. This amino acid has high antioxidant properties, but its chemistry differs from conventional sulfur-containing antioxidants such as glutathione or lipoic acid.
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because we get much of our Vitamin D from the sun. Over the last two decades, studies have found that the level of Vitamin D has dropped dramatically in Americans. Vitamin D has become a very hot topic in medicine now as we are discovering very high levels of Vitamin D deficiency in our population, not only in the U.S., but worldwide. Research is emerging regarding vitamin D deficiency and its effect on neuromuscular function, cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory illnesses, and bone mineralization. Recent evidence has shown that there is a need for increased vitamin D supplementation across the lifespan.