Studies show methylene blue can revitalize aging skin and improve brain function by targeting depleted mitochondria.
The potential benefits of methylene blue are diverse and may seem too good to be true. Methylene blue acts as a powerful antioxidant with seemingly better cellular repair capabilities than vitamin C.
As a well-established drug, methylene blue has a wide range of clinical applications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved methylene blue to treat malaria, urinary tract infections, a blood disorder called methemoglobinemia, and as a dye for surgical staining. However, methylene blue has potent antimicrobial, antiparasitic, and antiviral properties, and some studies show it can reverse the signs of aging skin, potentially treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and even fight some cancers.
Methylene Blue and Mitochondria