Natural spermidine from wheat seedlings
A function of spermidine in cell metabolism is the “switching on” (induction) of cellular purification processes (autophagy). Sports, fasting, pregnancy and acute infections increase the amount of spermidine in the organism. This effect should be used, for example, in detox diets.
The somewhat strange name spermidine is actually derived from the word sperm. This is because in the seminal fluid, this substance has come into the focus of molecular biologists for the first time. But spermidine is not only there, but in pretty much every cell of our body.
Spermidine belongs to the polyamines – these are the body’s own messenger substances. The substance is formed in the body by bacteria of the gut microbiome – so it is a body-owning substance. It can also be absorbed with food, especially wheat germ, ripe cheese, mushrooms, soybeans and other legumes.
A recycling and self-cleaning program of cells involving a complex network of signals and proteins. Autophagy can degrade and exploit invading pathogens, misfolded proteins (relevant to neurodegenerative processes) or no longer functional cell components.
|Nutrients||Per daily dose (2 capsules)||Nrv|
|Wheat seedpowder||400.0 mg||–|
|of which spermidine||2.0 mg||–|
Rice flour, wheat seed powder (0.5% spermidine) 40.4%, coating agent: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (vegetable capsule shell).