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An antioxidant compound that is used in dye and has shown promise in treating Alzheimer’s disease has now shown potential in reversing skin aging in human skin.

The compound is called methylene blue and is a very potent antioxidant. It was able to repair damaged skin cells, lower the rate of cell death, increase the rate of cell division, reduce reactive oxygen species, and reduce markers of cellular senescence in skin from both middle-aged donors and elderly.

Methylene blue was also tested on artificial skin, which reacts like regular skin, and found that it retained more water and increased in thickness and did not cause irritation.

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    Is there a cost effective feasible way to take advantage of this compound now or do we need to wait for the cosmetic industry to implement it into creams and whatnot?

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      Is anyone aware of any studies that shows interactions with very low-dose Lithium Orotate, which is over-the-counter at 120 mg (about 5 mg of elemental Lithium)? Methylene Blue acts on MAOI and Lithium users can experience serious toxicity problems (similar to toxicity with MB and NSAIDs). Wondering if this has been studied with the very low dose Orotate.