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How can autophagy or the increase of autophagy e.g. in humans be measured? View Now

Is intermittent fasting advisable for people over the age of 65 - without any particular previous illnesses? View Now

How high is the gluten content in spermidineLIFE® capsules? Is it only an issue for celiac patients? View Now

What is autophagy? How does it relate to spermidineLIFE®? View Now

If one takes spermidineLIFE® capsules, is the self-production of spermidine stopped? View Now

Can spermidineLIFE® be taken when taking antihypertensive drugs? View Now

If I have osteoporosis and should avoid phytic acid, can I still take spermidineLIFE® capsules since wheat germs have high phytic acid levels? View Now

spermidineLIFE® and diabetes: Last week, I was able to significantly reduce my insulin dose (diabetes type II, humalog insulin) without changing my lifestyle. Are there results from studies for this effect? View Now

Could spermidine help remove genetically determined elevated lipoprotein (a) levels? View Now

Can spermidineLIFE® be used for diseases of the peripheral nervous system or resulting muscle weakness? View Now

Can spermidine improve sports performance? View Now

Is there any data that points to a connection between spermidineLIFE® intake and agranulocytosis? View Now

Can spermidineLIFE® help with Lewy-Body dementia? View Now

Can spermidine help accelerate prostate neoplasm growth? View Now

Can spermidine help those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer? View Now

Can taking spermidine capsules help decrease my risk of disease? View Now

I am a diabetic, should I take spermidineLIFE®? View Now 

Can spermidineLIFE® capsules cause arthritic thrust and pain in the thumb joints? View Now

Customer reviews say that spermidineLIFE® capsules can help with hair growth. Is this true? View Now

Are there any studies that point to the effect of spermidine on brain performance and dementia prevention? View Now

Studies have pointed to Parkinson’s patients having significantly increased levels of spermidine. Therefore, why would a further supply of spermidine in the form of a supplement bring about any improvement? View Now

Since autophagy gets rid of diseased cells, shouldn’t spermidine be the ideal means of preventing the coronavirus? View Now

Since spermidine fuels cell renewal does this mean that it doesn’t apply to cancer cells since cancer cells die and don’t grow any further? View Now

Are there studies that show spermidine does not trigger a carcinogenic effect? View Now

Can the spermidine level in the blood be measured? View Now

Are there any studies that point to an improvement in sperm or egg quality after an increase of spermidine levels? View Now

Is it safe to take spermidineLIFE® capsules if you are pregnant? View Now

Will taking spermidineLIFE® capsules have any negative effect on my ability to become pregnant? View Now

How can autophagy or the increase of autophagy e.g. in humans be measured?

Autophagy can be measured by either direct observation of autophagy-related structures and their fate; or quantification of autophagy-/lysosome-dependent degradation of proteins and organelles. To accurately estimate autophagic activity, it is essential to determine autophagic flux, which is defined as the amount of autophagic degradation. Monitoring autophagic flux remains complicated even in cultured cells and model organisms and is currently unfeasible in humans.

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Is intermittent fasting advisable for people over the age of 65 - without any particular previous illnesses?

As a manufacturer of the product, we are legally unable to give you any health-related advice. We strongly advise that you consult with your doctor to ensure that interval fasting won’t have any negative impact on your body. As far as the age factor, our product has no specific age restrictions. Much like many other food supplements, our product is not suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children.

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How high is the gluten content in spermidineLIFE® capsules? Is it only an issue for celiac patients?

Any food that does not exceed a gluten content of 20 mg/kg is considered gluten-free. Foods that have gluten content between 20 mg/kg - 100 mg/kg is considered very low gluten content. SpermidineLIFE® capsules contain about 1100 mg/kg gluten. This means our product is neither gluten-free nor very low in gluten content. People suffering from a coeliac disease may only take up to 10 mg of gluten per day. If you are gluten intolerant you should avoid our product. Consult with your doctor if you are unsure if our product is safe for you.

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What is autophagy? How does it relate to spermidineLIFE®?

Autophagy is the body’s process of breaking down damaged or unusable cell components to generate energy. These damaged cell components can lead to age-related diseases. By recycling these components, cellular metabolism is promoted, keeping the cell young and healthy.

Autophagia in the cell can be stimulated by fasting, exercising, and taking certain substances such as spermidine.

SpermidineLIFE® pairs effectively with fasting and interval fasting. Taking the product together with food during interval fasting improves bioavailability.

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If one takes spermidineLIFE® capsules, is the self-production of spermidine stopped?

No, taking spermidineLIFE® does not stop your body's natural production of spermidine.

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Can spermidineLIFE® be taken when taking antihypertensive drugs?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. It is best that you consult with your doctor before taking our product to ensure that it is safe. If you do meet with your doctor, make sure to point out that the daily dose is quite low.

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If I have osteoporosis and should avoid phytic acid, can I still take spermidineLIFE® capsules since wheat germs have high phytic acid levels?

Unfortunately, we can not provide an answer regarding the specific amount of phytic acid in our product. Our scientists have yet to measure the phytic acid content of our product. We recommend consulting with your doctor to ensure that you can safely take our product.

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spermidineLIFE® and diabetes: Last week, I was able to significantly reduce my insulin dose (diabetes type II, humalog insulin) without changing my lifestyle. Are there results from studies for this effect?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidineLIFE® capsules are directly related to a reduction in insulin doses. We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about our product.

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Could spermidine help remove genetically determined elevated lipoprotein (a) levels?

Spermidine-induced autophagy could prevent lipid accumulation and the formation of necrotic cells in atherosclerotic plaques by stimulating the cholesterol efflux. Therefore, spermidine could be considered a potentially anti-arteriosclerotic agent. Spermidine reduces lipid accumulation and necrotic core formation in atherosclerotic plaques via the induction of autophagy.

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Can spermidineLIFE® be used for diseases of the peripheral nervous system or resulting muscle weakness?

We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about our product.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease, characterized by chronic inflammation that leads to demyelination of never tissue and later to neurological dysfunction. Studies have shown that spermidine can lead to symptom relief in those with MS. It does this by regulating the migration of CD4+ cells and macrophages into the central nervous system. Spermidine administration can help alleviate disease progression by inhibiting the pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages. Without these macrophages, spermidine administration no longer has an impact on the progression of the disease. This shows that the impact spermidine has on the disease is directly tied to the regulation of macrophages.

As far as muscle weakness goes, muscle loss goes hand in hand with aging. This process can partly be prevented or at least delayed with regular exercise. However, regular exercise combined with spermidine shows increased improvement. When spermidine is taken in tandem with exercising the autophagy rate is increased.

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Can spermidine improve sports performance?

Spermidine can help improve muscle regeneration through autophagy. This can help athletes recover quicker. SpermidineLIFE® products are on the Cologne List meaning it’s doping-free and suitable for top athletes.

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Is there any data that points to a connection between spermidineLIFE® intake and agranulocytosis?

Unfortunately, we do not have an answer for this question. Our team of scientists has yet to conduct a study on the relationship between spermidine and agranulocytosis.

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Can spermidineLIFE® help with Lewy-Body dementia?

Unfortunately, as the manufacturer of a dietary supplement, we are legally not allowed to go into detail regarding any studies and their health-related results, even if we know of them. We recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any questions about our product.

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Can spermidine help accelerate prostate neoplasm growth?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidineLIFE® capsules are directly related to prostate neoplasm growth. We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about our product.

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Can spermidine help those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidineLIFE® capsules can help those with prostate cancer. We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about our product.

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Can taking spermidine capsules help decrease my risk of disease?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidineLIFE® capsules can help decrease the risk of disease. We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about our product.

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I am a diabetic, should I take spermidineLIFE®?

As always, we recommend that you consult with your doctor prior to making changes to your diet or taking a new dietary supplement. Early research shows that spermidine and spermidineLIFE may have positive indications that may benefit many diabetics.

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Can spermidineLIFE® capsules cause arthritic thrust and pain in the thumb joints?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidineLIFE® capsules can cause arthritic thrust in the thumb joints even though our product has a very strong scientific background and has been scientifically researched for years. We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about our product.

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Customer reviews say that spermidineLIFE® capsules can help with hair growth. Is this true?

Customer reviews on our website are from verified customers and are not fake or simulated feedback. We, ourselves, do not advertise possible increased hair growth as a benefit of spermidineLIFE® products. However, research has shown that shampoos that contain spermidine can help stimulate hair growth. Apart from that, due to the very strict legal regulations in the field of food supplements, we are not able to make any health-related statements about the possible effects of a food supplement.

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Are there any studies that point to the effect of spermidine on brain performance and dementia prevention?

Unfortunately, as the manufacturer of a dietary supplement, we are legally not allowed to go into detail regarding any studies about brain performance and dementia prevention, even if we know of them. We recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any questions about spermidine and the effects it has on the brain.

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Studies have pointed to Parkinson’s patients having significantly increased levels of spermidine. Therefore, why would a further supply of spermidine in the form of a supplement bring about any improvement?

One must not deduce causal relationships from such correlative data. For example, a stress response of the body could also be responsible for the production of spermidine as cell protection. In any case, it should be stressed that clinical studies on the effect of spermidine in Parkinson's patients are lacking. Therefore, no recommendation can be made to take spermidine supplements, nor should the study mentioned be interpreted as an indication of a negative effect.

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Since autophagy gets rid of diseased cells, shouldn’t spermidine be the ideal means of preventing the coronavirus?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidine supplements should be used to fight off the coronavirus. We strongly recommend that if you think there’s a chance you have the coronavirus, you speak to a doctor immediately.

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Since spermidine fuels cell renewal does this mean that it doesn’t apply to cancer cells since cancer cells die and don’t grow any further?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidine can help fight off cancer cells. We strongly recommend talking with your doctor about the role spermidine plays in your body’s fight against cancer.

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Are there studies that show spermidine does not trigger a carcinogenic effect?

Unfortunately, as the manufacturer of a dietary supplement, we are legally not allowed to go into detail regarding any studies and their health-related results, even if we know of them. There are resources available to you online, however. If you have any further questions regarding the effects spermidine has on the body, we highly recommend speaking with your doctor.

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Can the spermidine level in the blood be measured?

It is possible to measure the level of spermidine in the blood, however, this process can be expensive and will require equipment not typically found in regular research labs. This makes the process not widely available to non-scientific organizations. It’s much easier and cost-efficient to measure spermidine content in the organs but it requires a biopsy.

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Are there any studies that point to an improvement in sperm or egg quality after an increase of spermidine levels?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidineLIFE® improves sperm or egg quality. We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about spermidine and its potential benefits.

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Is it safe to take spermidineLIFE® capsules if you are pregnant?

Like most other dietary supplements, spermidineLIFE® is not suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children. We are hoping to conduct comprehensive tests in the near future to help us make our product safe for that demographic.

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Will taking spermidineLIFE® capsules have any negative effect on my ability to become pregnant?

Unfortunately, due to strict legal restrictions regarding food supplements, we are legally unable to answer any questions regarding the effectiveness of the product or health-related questions. Therefore, we are unable to answer whether or not spermidineLIFE® capsules will have any negative impact on your ability to become pregnant. We highly recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any health-related questions about our product.

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