So… what is Methylene Blue, anyway?
Methylene Blue was the first drug approved by the FDA in the 1890s. Originally used as an antimicrobial to treat malaria and other infections, it remains on the World Health Organizations list of essential medications for the treatment of methemoglobinemia and cyanide poisoning.
And this is where things get exciting: Several decades ago, it was discovered that methylene blue is an electron cycler, meaning that it helps enhance energy production (i.e. ATP) and increases antioxidant reserve (i.e. is as powerful as vitamin C or glutathione).
Since this discovery, there has been a growing body of research showing the benefit of using methylene blue for acute ischemic events (strokes, heart attacks, traumatic brain injuries) as well as for endurance, radiation protection, autoimmune problems, post covid symptoms, cognitive impairment including Alzheimer’s disease, and even for improving cognition in healthy adults.
But is methylene blue safe to take? If so, how much? And how often? And who shouldn’t take it? In June 2020, Troscriptions was the first company to come out with a commercial methylene blue product and we continue to lead the pack…by a lot.