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What is the active substance? (Spermidine)

Spermidine is a polyamine which is naturally produced by the body and can be absorbed through food. Unfortunately, spermidineLIFE® is a manufacturer and not a research or medical institute. This means we are not allowed to make any health-related statements in regards to the effects spermidine has on the human body. If you have any health-related questions, we highly recommend that you consult your doctor.

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I can add a similar amount of spermidine to my diet without supplementation, why should I purchase your product?

While the amount of spermidine in our product is comparable to the amount found in other foods, our supplement is a measured and regulated product. Taking our product ensures you will be reaching your desired Spermidine goal daily without having to rely on often inaccurate measurements. Our product is designed with long-term, easy consumption in mind. This means you can take two capsules a day instead of weighing an exact amount of broccoli for example.

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How does spermidine react with other drugs?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or its potential effects with other drugs. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidineLIFE® capsules react negatively to other products. We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about our product.

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What benefits do spermidine capsules provide that a spermidine heavy diet doesn’t?

Like any other food supplement, spermidineLIFE® capsules are not a substitute for a healthy and balanced diet. In order for supplements to be approved, they must contain active ingredients that can also be absorbed through a healthy, or, in this case, a spermidine-rich diet. Spermidine supplements help your body take in more spermidine in both the short-term and the long-term. If taken on a regular basis, you can ensure that you’re getting the amount of spermidine your body needs on a regular basis. While certain foods contain high amounts of spermidine such as cheese, the spermidine quantities can fluctuate greatly due to its naturalness. This means there is no guarantee that you will ingest the intended spermidine quantities needed.

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And how much spermidine does a male ejaculate contain in comparison?

Spermidine in the human body was first discovered in the 1970s in male sperm. Because of this, it was called ‘spermidine’. It can be assumed that the concentration in the ejaculate is relatively high. However, we have no concrete data to compare it to spermidine supplements.

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Why should you take spermidine capsules when you can reach your daily spermidine requirements by eating foods such as cheese and peas?

It has been found that a spermidine-rich diet has a positive effect on lifespan and heart function. SpermidineLIFE® capsules are a dietary supplement, which means they cannot replace a healthy and balanced diet, but they do provide an additional guaranteed supply of spermidine.

In order to reach the required daily amount of spermidine, one would need to eat 2 packs of peas (300 g) or 1 kg of apples per day. This doesn’t take into account that spermidine concentrations can vary widely in the individual raw foods.

Unfortunately, many people don’t eat the vegetables and fruit necessary to maintain a spermidine-rich diet. Dietary supplements, such as spermidineLIFE® capsules, can help ensure that you are always getting your daily intake of spermidine. We recommend taking your dosage at the same time each day. This will help prevent missed dosages.

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Is spermidine safe to eat?

Absolutely! Early studies show that a spermidine-rich diet may even contribute to a longer lifespan! It is likely that most foods you eat every day as part of your usual diet naturally contain spermidine. Some foods contain more than other foods. Taking our product ensures you will be reaching your desired Spermidine goal daily without having to rely on often inaccurate food measurements. Our product is designed with long-term, easy consumption in mind.

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Where does the name "spermidine" come from?

Spermidine in the human body was first discovered in the 1970s in male sperm. Because of this, it was called ‘spermidine’.

Spermidine, is a biogenic polyamine and an intermediate in the formation of spermine from putrescine and decarboxylated S-adenosylmethionine.

Spermidine is found in all living organisms and is closely related to cell growth. However, the exact physiological function of spermidine in growing cells, e.g. in the production of nucleic acids and proteins or membrane stabilization, is not yet fully understood. The amount of spermidine in the organism increases when the metabolism is accelerated. When the metabolism slows down, the production of spermidine decreases. The concentration of the body's own spermidine also decreases with aging.

Natural circumstances that cause the spermidine level to rise are growth, pregnancy, repair of muscle cells after heavy sporting exertion, and regeneration of red blood cells after blood loss or lack of blood or after prolonged stays at altitude.

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What is spermidine?

Spermidine is a biogenic polyamine and an intermediate in the formation of spermine from putrescine and decarboxylated S-adenosylmethionine. Spermidine is found in all living organisms and is closely related to cell growth. However, the exact physiological function of spermidine in growing cells, e.g. in the production of nucleic acids and proteins or membrane stabilization, is not yet fully understood. The amount of spermidine in the organism increases when the metabolism is accelerated. When the metabolism slows down, the production of spermidine decreases. The concentration of the body's own spermidine also decreases with aging. Natural circumstances that cause the spermidine level to rise are growth, pregnancy, repair of muscle cells after heavy sporting exertion, and regeneration of red blood cells after blood loss or lack of blood or after prolonged stays at altitude.

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