KernAktuell January 2020, News
Spermidine – the no. 1 nutrition topic
Summary of spermidine studies
We outline recent studies, findings and reports on the subject of spermidine.
Research into spermidine and its positive effects on the body, mind and aging is still at an early stage, but right now it is a hot topic all over the world. We should like to keep you up to date on current studies and findings on the no. 1 nutrition topic.
Smart Age Studie, Sept. 2017 – Charité Berlin
In an experimental study, people with subjective feelings of forgetfulness were given food supplements containing spermidine. At the end of the intake period, their results were compared with those of a comparison group who took a placebo. Significant improvements in memory were found. The study is now being conducted on a large scale over an intake period of twelve months.
Higher spermidine intake is linked to lower mortality, Jun. 2018 – University of Innsbruck
The so called Bruneck Study (a large-scale cohort study) collected the health data of 1,000 men and women over a 20-year period. Analysis of the data shows that a spermidine-rich diet can extend a person’s lifespan by up to five years.
Cardioprotection and lifespan extension by the natural polyamine spermidine, Nov. 2016 – University of Graz
As part of a study of mice, a research team in Graz found that an increased spermidine intake has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system of mammals, slows aging of the heart and thus reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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