As we get older, many of us naturally begin to focus more on health and longevity. If you keep up with health trends, you may have heard of one particular molecule of interest-- spermidine. Increasing spermidine intake through your diet has been attributed to a longer and healthier life.
Spermidine is a fascinating compound. And not until recently have researchers been able to better understand it.
We now know that spermidine is a unique, naturally occurring molecule, part of a group of molecules known as polyamines. Polyamines interact with our cells to perform various critical metabolic functions.
Spermidine is found in all plants and animals and in nearly every cell of your body. In our bodies, it can come from ingested food—synthesized in the gut microbiome or synthesized in cells.